Bringing the chaos in light sources under control

Noise is an issue in optical telecommunications. And findings means of controlling noise is key to physicists investigating light-emitting diodes or lasers. Now, an Italo-Iraqi team has worked on a particular type of light ...

dateNov 18, 2015 in Nanophysics
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May the fifth force be with you

Discovering possible new forces in nature is no mean task. The discovery of gravity linked to Newton's arguably apocryphal apple experiment has remained anchored in popular culture. In January 1986, Ephraim Fischbach, Physics ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in General Physics
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Mountain birds beat the odds

Mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli), a North American bird in the tit family, store away food for later occasions. These birds are found at different elevations where varying winter conditions are experienced. Previous ...

dateFeb 25, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Novel high-power microwave generator

High-power microwaves are frequently used in civil applications, such as radar and communication systems, heating and current drive of plasmas in fusion devices, and acceleration in high-energy linear colliders. They can ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in General Physics
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The power of light-matter coupling

A theoretical study shows that strong ties between light and organic matter at the nanoscale open the door to modifying these coupled systems' optical, electronic or chemical properties.

dateFeb 05, 2015 in General Physics
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Biomimetic dew harvesters

Insects are full of marvels - and this is certainly the case with a beetle from the Tenebrionind family, found in the extreme conditions of the Namib desert.

dateDec 08, 2014 in General Physics
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