Archive: 12/07/2011

Counting atoms with glass fiber

(PhysOrg.com) -- Glass fiber cables are indispensable for the internet – now they can also be used as a quantum physics lab. The Vienna University of Technology is the only research facility in the world, ...

Dec 07, 2011 5 / 5 (20) 6 | with audio podcast

Seismic diagrams identify rock-falls

(PhysOrg.com) -- Based on the statistical analysis of 20 rock-falls in the Alps and the seismic signals recorded at the same time, ETH Zurich scientists have developed a new method allowing the volume and ...

Dec 07, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0

Vampire star reveals its secrets

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have obtained the best images ever of a star that has lost most of its material to a vampire companion. By combining the light captured by four telescopes at ESO’s Paranal ...

Dec 07, 2011 4.6 / 5 (8) 3 | with audio podcast