News tagged with electromagnetism

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 ...

Apr 25, 2014
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Precision for huge transportation loads

A new, robust control system from Siemens allows huge loads to get to their destinations better. The gigantic loads (bridge components, drilling platforms, and booster rockets for satellites) often weigh ...

Apr 04, 2014
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The technological search for MH370's black box

As the effort to find Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 moves inexorably towards the recovery stage, the challenge of finding the plane's flight recorder (called the "black box" even though it's actually bright orange) on the ocean fl ...

Mar 31, 2014
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Unexpected information leakage from side channel

In this high-technology age, finding ways to prevent information leakage via device hacking is increasingly important. In order to pre-empt attacks, researchers carry out false attacks on encrypted devices ...

Mar 21, 2014
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Scientists twist sound with metamaterials

A Chinese-U.S. research team is exploring the use of metamaterials—artificial materials engineered to have exotic properties not found in nature—to create devices that manipulate sound in versatile and ...

Feb 25, 2014
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US Navy ready to deploy laser for first time

Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.

Feb 17, 2014
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SESAME breathes new life into LEP cavities

The 27-kilometre ring that today houses the Large Hadron Collider was originally built for its predecessor, the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP). LEP is still the most powerful lepton accelerator ever ...

Feb 06, 2014
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Researchers take magnetic waves for a spin

Researchers at New York University have developed a method for creating and directing fast moving waves in magnetic fields that have the potential to enhance communication and information processing in computer chips and ...

Jan 29, 2014
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