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A quantum connection between light and motion

( -- Physicists have demonstrated a system in which light is used to control the motion of an object that is large enough to be seen with the naked eye at the level where quantum mechanics governs its behavior.

dateFeb 06, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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Nanotube growth theory experimentally confirmed

( -- The Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, has experimentally confirmed a theory by Rice University Professor Boris Yakobson that foretold a pair of interesting properties about nanotube growth: That ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Putting the squeeze on batteries (w/ video)

People depend on lithium-ion batteries every day to power cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices, and perhaps one day to run cars. This video shows how Craig Arnold, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace ...

dateNov 22, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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