Archive: 07/12/2011

Counting atoms with glass fiber

( -- 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, where single ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in General Physics
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Seismic diagrams identify rock-falls

( -- 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 extent of a rock-fall ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Vampire star reveals its secrets

( -- 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 Observatory they ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in Astronomy
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