News tagged with intensity

Accelerating neutral atoms on a table top

Conventional, as well as compact, laser-based particle acceleration schemes hinge on accelerating electric fields and are therefore ineffective for neutral atoms, which do not respond to these fields. Researchers at UPHILL ...

dateJan 27, 2013 in General Physics
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A light to manage learning exercises

Imagine a classroom. Students are working on their exercises. The hands go up to call the teacher or assistant. It is impossible for them to know who asked first, who most needs their help, how much time the students spent ...

dateJan 21, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Astronomers measure nearby Universe's 'cosmic fog'

Researchers from the Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet (CNRS/École Polytechnique) have carried out the first measurement of the intensity of the diffuse extragalactic background light in the nearby Universe, a fog of photons ...

dateJan 20, 2013 in Astronomy
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Light from the darkness

(—An evocative new image from ESO shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming, along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from their dusty stellar nursery. The new picture was taken with ...

dateJan 16, 2013 in Astronomy
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