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A new twist in the properties of light

Light has some well-established dynamical properties that have defined our understanding of electromagnetic radiation for over a century. Two of the most fundamental of these properties are that photons of light carry momentum ...

dateApr 25, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Beetles stand out using Avatar tech

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study suggests that jewel scarab beetles find each other -- and hide from their enemies -- using the same technology that creates the 3D effects for the blockbuster movie Avatar.

dateApr 14, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Light scattering on dust holds clues to habitability

We are all made of dust. Dust particles can be found everywhere in space. Disks of dust and debris swirl around and condense to form stars, planets and smaller objects like comets, asteroids and dwarf planets. But what can ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Astronomy
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