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The Physics of Santa Claus

Calculations maintain that the laws of physics should prevent Santa Claus from delivering all his gifts and that Santa would burn up in the atmosphere if he tried. The internet magazine, forskning.no, has put together a ...

dateDec 23, 2004 in
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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 National Accelerator ...

dateApr 09, 2006 in
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Seeing quantum mechanics with the naked eye

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cambridge team have built a semiconductor chip that converts electrons into a quantum state that emits light but is large enough to see by eye. Because their quantum superfluid is simply set up by shining ...

dateJan 09, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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