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Fish that have their own fish finders

The more than 200 species in the family Mormyridae communicate with one another in a way completely alien to our species: by means of electric discharges generated by an organ in their tails.

dateAug 04, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Graphene flakes as an ultra-fast stopwatch

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), working with colleagues from the US and Germany, have developed a new optical detector from graphene which reacts very rapidly to incident light of all different ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Engineers efficiently 'mix' light at the nanoscale

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Nanophysics
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