News tagged with electromagnetism

Recreating lightning for research

Sandia National Laboratories creates lightning in a lab to evaluate how anything from sensitive nuclear weapons components to entire buildings will hold up against the worst that nature might throw at them.

dateJun 30, 2016 in General Physics
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Attosecond camera for nanostructures

Physicists based at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have observed a nanoscale light-matter phenomenon which lasts for only attoseconds.

dateMay 31, 2016 in Nanophysics
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How does light travel?

Ever since Democritus – a Greek philosopher who lived between the 5th and 4th century's BCE – argued that all of existence was made up of tiny indivisible atoms, scientists have been speculating as to the true nature ...

dateMay 20, 2016 in General Physics
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