Physicist Proposes Solution to Arrow-of-Time Paradox
Free-electron laser targets fat
Fat may have finally met its match: laser light. Researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson ...
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Researchers develop 2-D invisibility cloak
Harry Potter may not have talked much about plasmonics in J. K. Rowling's fantasy series, but University of Maryland researchers are using this emerging technology to develop an invisibility cloak that exists beyond the world ...
Scientific breakthrough a step toward quantum computing
Light is the solution. It's also the problem. That's the paradox HP Labs' Quantum Information Processing Group is beginning to unravel with its research into optical quantum computing. The group has been investigating ...
Researchers make important advancement in unraveling mysteries of fusion energy
Unraveling one of most grandiose and heady problems in physics -- the creation of controlled fusion energy -- is still decades away. But thanks to research done recently on a smaller, less grandiose scale at the Nevada Terawatt ...
More Solid than Solid: A Potential Hydrogen-Storage Compound
One of the key engineering challenges to building a clean, efficient, hydrogen-powered car is how to design the fuel tank. Storing enough raw hydrogen for a reasonable driving range would require either impractically ...
Physicist disentangles 'Schrodinger's cat' debate
Physicist Art Hobson has offered a solution, within the framework of standard quantum physics, to the long-running debate about the nature of quantum measurement.
Counterintuitive physics may help everyone drive home quicker
Physicists perform the first ever quantum calculation
University of Queensland researchers are part of an international team to have made the first ever execution of a quantum calculation, a major step towards building the first quantum computers.
Atom and its quantum mirror image
A team of physicists experimentally produces quantum-superpositions, simply using a mirror.
Blackbody radiation induces attractive force stronger than gravity
Novel semiconductor structure bends light 'wrong' way -- the right direction for many applications
A Princeton-led research team has created an easy-to-produce material from the stuff of computer chips that has the rare ability to bend light in the opposite direction from all naturally occurring materials. ...
World's longest laser invented
Academics at Aston University in Birmingham, UK have invented what is thought to be the world’s longest laser. They have transformed an optical fibre 75 kilometres long into the laser, which the team hopes will ...