News tagged with experimental setup

SLAC scientists create twisted light

(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels. It has the potential to generate twisted light ...

Sep 19, 2013 4.9 / 5 (21) 3 | with audio podcast

Light pulses take a quantum walk

Tourists who drift aimlessly during a sightseeing tour are moving randomly - just like electrons that move from one atom to the next. To obtain a better understanding of these random motions it is often useful ...

Mar 21, 2012 4.4 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

It pays to cooperate

Many species exhibit cooperative survival strategies—for example, sharing food or alerting other individuals when a predator is nearby. However, there are almost always freeloaders in the population who will take advantage ...

Nov 13, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Muon makes tracks in EXO-200 detector

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Enriched Xenon Observatory-200, a prototype observatory that will search for exotic decays of fundamental particles of matter, passed a significant if unofficial milestone last month: ...

Feb 01, 2011 4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast