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Long-lived traveling particles to be tracked

Unseen by the human eye are plentiful microscopic particles, small but mighty polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, constantly emitted into the air from a variety of combustion sources. Power plants, forest and brush ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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The quantum fridge

When cold milk is poured into a hot cup of tea, a temperature equilibrium is reached very quickly. The milk droplets and the tea particles interact, and after a few moments they all have the same average energy. This process ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Exciting silicon nanoparticles

A method to characterize and design the optical properties of silicon nanoparticles for their use on silicon chips has been developed by A*STAR researchers in collaboration with colleagues from Russia, Israel and Australia. ...

dateJan 27, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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