News tagged with light intensities

Catching proteins in the act

Some of the fastest processes in our body run their course in proteins activated by light. The protein rhodopsin sees to it that our eyes can rapidly take in their ever-changing surroundings. Free-electron X-ray lasers such ...

dateAug 23, 2016 in General Physics
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Knots in chaotic waves

New research, using computer models of wave chaos, has shown that three-dimensional tangled vortex filaments can in fact be knotted in many highly complex ways.

dateJul 29, 2016 in General Physics
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Pulsar punches hole in stellar disk

A fast-moving pulsar appears to have punched a hole in a disk of gas around its companion star and launched a fragment of the disk outward at a speed of about 4 million miles per hour. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Astronomy
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Light can 'heal' defects in some solar cells

A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these materials could potentially ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Materials Science
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