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A sharper focus for plasmonic lasers

Lasers have become indispensable to modern life since they were invented more than fifty years ago. The ability to generate and amplify light waves into a coherent, monochromatic and well-focused beam has yielded applications ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Food waste could store solar and wind energy

Saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped hydroelectric storage is currently ...

dateSep 14, 2016 in Materials Science
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Stephen Hawking intends to map the known universe

Back in 1997, a team of leading scientists and cosmologists came together to establish the COSMOS supercomputing center at Cambridge University. Under the auspices of famed physicist Stephen Hawking, this facility and its ...

dateJun 30, 2016 in Astronomy
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