News tagged with polarized light

Long-sought pattern of ancient light detected

( —The journey of light from the very early universe to modern telescopes is long and winding. The ancient light traveled billions of years to reach us, and along the way, its path was distorted by the pull of ...

dateOct 22, 2013 in General Physics
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Researchers develop light transistor

TU Vienna has managed to turn the oscillation direction of beams of light – simply by applying an electrical current to a special material. This way, a transistor can be built that functions with light instead of electrical ...

dateJul 08, 2013 in General Physics
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Star Tau Boo's baffling magnetic flips

( —The first observations of the complete magnetic cycle of a star other than the Sun are proving a puzzle to astronomers. Tau Boötis, known as Tau Boo (τ Boo), is a yellowish star that is a little brighter than ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Astronomy
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