Optical traps on chip manipulate many molecules at once
(Phys.org) —Optical trapping, a technique for studying single molecules, is traditionally delicate, requiring special equipment and a soundproof room, with data collected one molecule at a time.
Researchers find way to measure speed of spinning object using light's orbital angular momentum
Antennas in your clothes? New design could pave the way
(PhysOrg.com) -- The next generation of communications systems could be built with a sewing machine.
A breakthrough in creating invisibility cloaks, stealth technology
Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks.
A road of no return: Team implements the first '1-way roads' for light
Light readily bounces off obstacles in its path. Some of these reflections are captured by our eyes, thus participating in the visual perception of the objects around us. In contrast to this usual behavior ...
Mathematician models the spread—and prevention—of crime as a wave
(Phys.org)—Crime can happen anywhere, but it usually doesn't. Researchers have noticed that criminal activity seems to be concentrated in self-perpetuating hotspots. Crime leads to more crime. Then, from ...
Hiding in plain sight
A couple years ago, researchers introduced a new material that they said could make any object invisible to both radar and the human eye. Invisibility cloaking would have a major impact on defense technology, they explained, ...
Research group creates longer lived and more efficient quantum memory
Authors explore security threat of covert acoustical mesh networks in air
Researchers observe speed of propagation in non-relativistic lattice
When the speed of light depends on its direction
Light does not travel at the same speed in all directions under the effect of an electromagnetic field. Although predicted by theory, this counter-intuitive effect has for the first time been demonstrated ...
Got nectar? To hawkmoths, humidity is a cue
(Phys.org) -- Humidity emanating from a flower's nectar stores tells a moth if the flower is worth a visit, research led by a UA entomologist has discovered.
Study of fruit fly chromosomes improves understanding of evolution, fertility
(Phys.org) -- The propagation of every animal on the planet is the result of sexual activity between males and females of a given species. But how did things get this way? Why two sexes instead of one? Why ...
The paths of photons are random, but coordinated
(Phys.org)—Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have demonstrated that photons (light particles) emitted from light sources embedded in a complex and disordered structure are able to mutually coordinate ...