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Unpeeling Atoms and Molecules from the Inside Out

Unpeeling Atoms and Molecules from the Inside Out

An international team of scientists recently published surprising results regarding atoms’ structure, showing that it’s possible to create “hollow” atoms by stripping electrons one-by-one. Their work used one of the world’s most powerful X-ray lasers, located at the Department of ...

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‘Quantum Computer’ a Stage Closer

‘Quantum Computer’ a Stage Closer

An international team of researchers accomplished the creation of a cheap, practical implementation from a complex quantum theory, which might serve as a semiconductor in future quantum computers. Such computers could solve problems that traditional computers cannot solve, thus leading ...

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New Quantum Lasers Emit More Light than Heat

Researchers from Northwestern University have recently announced the development of compact, mid-infrared laser diodes that generate more light than heat. This technology is a breakthrough in quantum cascade laser efficiency, since it could help scientists to utilize this technology in ...

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‘Darkfield’ Lasers Let Mice Track on Glass

‘Darkfield’ Lasers Let Mice Track on Glass

Logitech has recently introduced a new technology that allows optical PC mice to operate on glass. This feature can solve the common problem offices encounter when users work on stylish desktops made of glass, crystal or other transparent materials. Anywhere ...

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Acoustic Maps to Aid the Blind

Acoustic Maps to Aid the Blind

Researchers at the University of Bristol in England have developed a new method to convert images from lasers and digital cameras into real-time, three dimensional acoustic maps that help the blind navigate around obstacles in their path. The images are ...

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3D X-Ray Images Get Closer to Reality

3D X-Ray Images Get Closer to Reality

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and several Russian colleagues have made significant strides toward coherent, three-dimensional x-rays that could lead to real-time three dimensional medical imaging. The scientists focus an optical laser into concentrations of gas, causing them ...

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Random Walk in Quantum Physics

Random Walk in Quantum Physics

Researchers at the University of Bonn have used caesium to demonstrate the unusual effects of quantum particles. Using the example of tossing a coin, the outcome can either be heads or tails. However, an atomic ‘coin’ can exhibit a superposition ...

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Saser – The Sonic Laser

Saser – The Sonic Laser

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have produced a new type of acoustic laser device, called Saser. It is a sonic equivalent to the laser, capable of producing an intense beam of uniform sound waves on a nano scale. The ...

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Gigabyte’s New Gaming Mouse

Gigabyte’s New Gaming Mouse

Gigabyte Technology Co. has recently unveiled the GM-M8000, a super powerful mouse designed specially for heavy gamers. According to the company, the new device has the most accurate precision ever seen, no tracking lag, and one of the highest resolutions ...

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Metal Defies Gravity by Lifting Water

Metal Defies Gravity by Lifting Water

Scientists from the University of Rochester have developed a metal slab that can quickly draw water upwards using principles of capillary action. The metallic material can be derived from any type of metal that is manufactured with a unique method ...

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