News tagged with fundamental science

The economic impact of a Very Large Telescope

The European Southern Observatory's VLT, Very Large Telescope, is a group of four 8.2-metre diameter optical telescopes located in northern Chile. It also has four movable 1.8-metre diameter auxiliary telescopes and they ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Astronomy
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Extraordinary sensors pushed to their boundaries

Last year, Tobias Kippenberg and his team from the Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements (LPQM1) presented a new-generation sensor capable of detecting very small forces with unprecedented efficiency. These devices, ...

dateJan 09, 2014 in General Physics
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Software allows digital brushstrokes

(Phys.org) —A good painter uses simple strokes of a brush to bring texture, contrast and depth to a blank canvas. In comparison, computer programs can have difficulty reproducing the complex and varied ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Beautiful brushstrokes drawn from data

(Phys.org) —A good painter uses simple strokes of a brush to bring texture, contrast and depth to a blank canvas. In comparison, computer programs can have difficulty reproducing the complex and varied ...

dateSep 26, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Atoms with quantum memory

Order tends towards disorder. This is also true for quantum states. Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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World class circuits by chip architects

Thanks to their designs, the battery of a mobile phone stays charged for longer, the signal is better and more data can be transmitted for a lower price. The Integrated Circuit Design group headed by Prof. ...

dateJan 22, 2013 in Semiconductors
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