News tagged with absorption

Ants, termites boost wheat yields

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an exciting experiment with major implications for food production under climate change, CSIRO and University of Sydney scientists have found allowing ants and termites to flourish increased ...

Mar 30, 2011
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Did GD61 eat a Planetessimal?

The primary method by which astronomers hope to study exoplanet atmospheres is by detecting their absorption spectra as they transit their parent stars. However, another way would be to detect the signal of ...

Jan 06, 2011
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In Brief: Quantum dot-Induced transparency

Using rigorous and realistic numerical simulations, staff in the Nanophotonics and Theory and Modeling groups at the Argonne National Laboratory have recently demonstrated that a single semiconductor nanocrystal, ...

Dec 01, 2010
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The water dance

Water (H2O) is a unique molecule that holds amazing properties. Scientists have a good grasp of the structure and chemistry of individual molecules of water. But understanding how large numbers of these m ...

Nov 29, 2010
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A new twist for nanopillar light collectors

Sunlight represents the cleanest, greenest and far and away most abundant of all energy sources, and yet its potential remains woefully under-utilized. High costs have been a major deterrant to the large-scale ...

Nov 16, 2010
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