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The coldest spot in the known universe

Everyone knows that space is cold. In the vast gulf between stars and galaxies, the temperature of gaseous matter routinely drops to 3 Kelvin, or 454 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Astronomy
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A single-atom light switch

With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fibre optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology.

dateNov 05, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Spinning atoms in light crystals

( —After more than 40 years of intense research, experimental physicists still seek to explore the rich behaviour of electrons confined to a two-dimensional crystalline structure exposed to large magnetic fields. ...

dateOct 30, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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