News tagged with scattered light

Measuring magnetic fields

(Phys.org) -- Polarized light is a familiar phenomenon, as people who prefer polarized sunglasses can testify. The electric field in a beam of light can vibrate either left-right or up-down, and the scattering ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Astronomy
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The Nanotechnology of Sundew and English Ivy

Fifteen small sundew plants perch on a window sill, collecting sunlight and eating meat in the lab of Mingjun Zhang on the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus. Sundew plants are carnivores, consuming ...

dateOct 18, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Light can detect pre-cancerous colon cells

After demonstrating that light accurately detected pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus, Duke University bioengineers turned their technology to the colon and have achieved similar results in a series of preliminary ...

dateOct 11, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Physicists control light scattering in graphene

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley have learned to control the quantum pathways determining how light scatters in graphene. Controlled ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Digital embryo gains wings (w/ Video)

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have captured fruit fly development on film, creating the Fly Digital Embryo. In work published today in Nature Methods, they were also the first to cle ...

dateJul 05, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Image: The Earth From The Moon

All cameras are susceptible to scattered light. You may have seen scattered light in pictures you have taken looking towards the Sun. Sunlight reflects off the optics and sometimes off the structure of the ...

dateJun 25, 2010 in Space Exploration
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