Archive: 03/24/2008

'Superdense' coding gets denser

The record for the most amount of information sent by a single photon has been broken by researchers at the University of Illinois. Using the direction of “wiggling” and “twisting” of a pair of hyper-entangled photons, ...

Mar 24, 2008 4.8 / 5 (36) 1

Birth of an enzyme

Mankind triumphed in a recent 'competition' against nature when scientists succeeded in creating a new type of enzyme for a reaction for which no naturally occurring enzyme has evolved. This achievement opens the door to ...

Mar 24, 2008 4.4 / 5 (26) 4

Coral's addiction to 'junk food'

Over two hundred million humans depend for their subsistence on the fact that coral has an addiction to ‘junk food’ - and orders its partners, the symbiotic algae, to make it. This curious arrangement is one of Nature’s ...

Mar 24, 2008 3.9 / 5 (11) 0