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Study of 'Solitons' Adds Insight into Nanomagnet Behavior

Scientists are a long way off from a complete understanding of the interactions and behaviors that govern nanomagnets — magnets on the scale of a billionth of a meter. However, a groundbreaking new study ...

Feb 02, 2006 feature
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Physicists Predict Stock Market Crashes

On Monday, October 19, 1987 – infamously known as “black Monday” – the Dow fell 508 points, or 22.9%, marking the largest crash in history. Using an analytical approach similar to the one applied to ...

Feb 24, 2006 feature
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The Dark Side of Light

Light may not seem very interesting in our everyday lives. But to scientists, light’s properties are a constant source of intrigue. The nature of light as both wave and particle, light as the universal speed ...

Feb 19, 2008 feature
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Ultra-Dense Optical Storage -- on One Photon

Researchers at the University of Rochester have made an optics breakthrough that allows them to encode an entire image's worth of data into a photon, slow the image down for storage, and then retrieve the image ...

Jan 19, 2007
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