Archive: 05/14/2007

Mysteries and Surprises in Quantum Physics

“Cavity quantum electrodynamics” is a sub-field of quantum optics. Speaking at the EPL symposium, “Physics In Our Times” held last week at the Fondation Del Duca de l’Institut de France, Paris Professor Serge Haroche ...

dateMay 14, 2007 in General Physics
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Magnetic tweezers unravel cellular mechanics

By injecting tiny magnetic beads into a living cell and manipulating them with a magnetic ‘tweezer’, scientists of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, succeed in getting to know more about the mechanics ...

dateMay 14, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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Electronic Correlations in Solids

The word “correlation” means “mutual dependence” or “interrelation” and the term “electronic correlation” summarises all effects arising from the mutual repulsion of negatively charged electrons. More precisely, ...

dateMay 14, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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Dry dog, cat food products recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary nationwide recall of various Sensible Choice and Kasco dry dog and cat food products.

dateMay 14, 2007 in Other
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Learning while we sleep and dream

Suppose you have a lot of information and you want to put it together so it makes sense. Here’s a suggestion from psychologists at Harvard Medical School — sleep on it.

dateMay 14, 2007 in Medical research
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Mars image marks THEMIS milestone

The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter marked a milestone May 4. An image from THEMIS showing Martian lava flows and wind streaks mingling with impact craters, became ...

dateMay 14, 2007 in Space Exploration
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