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Bottling up sound waves

There's a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications, including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy, acoustic cloaking, and levitation and particle ...

Aug 04, 2014 4.2 / 5 (10) 1

Quantum engineering

It can be difficult to distinguish between basic and applied research in the nascent field of quantum engineering. One person's exploration of quantum systems like atoms and electrons yields another's building ...

Aug 13, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 1

A mirror with a peephole

When light shines through air onto water, some of the light usually will be reflected back into the air. But at one specific angle, called the Brewster angle, all of the p-polarized light travels into the ...

Aug 13, 2014 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

MRI for a quantum simulation

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is the medical application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, is a powerful diagnostic tool. MRI works by resonantly exciting hydrogen atoms and measuring ...

Jul 31, 2014 3.6 / 5 (5) 0