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Imitation black hole seen on earth

Astrophysics deals mostly with things that are so distant -- thousands or billions of light years away -- that we can't ever hope to see them up close. But clever scientists can do the next best thing to making a light-year ...

dateSep 30, 2010 in General Physics
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Chips that can steer light

If you want to create a moving light source, you have a few possibilities. One is to mount a light emitter in some kind of mechanical housing—the approach used in, say, theatrical spotlights, which stagehands swivel and ...

dateJan 09, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Could computers reach light speed?

Light waves trapped on a metal's surface travel nearly as fast as light through the air, and new research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows these waves, called surface plasmons, travel far enough to possibly ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Nanophysics
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