Archive: 14/07/2010

Rainbow trapping in light pulses

Over the past decade, scientists have succeeded in slowing pulses of light down to zero speed by letting separate frequency components of the pulse conspire in such a way that a receptive medium through which the pulse is ...

dateJul 14, 2010 in General Physics
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Fascinating images from a new world

The ESA space probe Rosetta flew past the Lutetia planetoid at around 6 p.m. CEST on Saturday. The OSIRIS camera system, built and developed under the direction of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau, ...

dateJul 14, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Moving polymers through pores

The movement of long chain polymers through nanopores is a key part of many biological processes, including the transport of RNA, DNA, and proteins. New research reported in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is published ...

dateJul 14, 2010 in Polymers
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Noninvasive probing of geological core samples

Oil and natural gas companies rely upon geological core analyses to help them understand and evaluate oil and gas reserves. A rock sample can reveal myriad details about a geological structure's formation, content, and history.

dateJul 14, 2010 in General Physics
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A simple quantum dynamics problem?

Research reported in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is published by the American Institute of Physics, provides the first real-time measurements of the time dependence of the individual steps of dissociation of a ...

dateJul 14, 2010 in General Physics
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