Optics

The Light And Dark Side Of... Light

There's a bipolar force with a repulsive side that doesn't involve cosmic opera or wooden acting- it's light.  And it can be used to control components on silicon microchips, meaning future nanodevices could be controlled by light rather tha ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2009 - 1:30pm

Can You Test Einstein's Theory Of Relativity In The Lab?

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, which describes how the gravity of a massive object like a star can curve space and time, has been successfully used to predict the bending of starlight by the sun, small shifts in the orbit of the plane ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2009 - 2:07pm

Teeny Weeny X-Ray Glasses

Superman's X-ray vision may be closer than you think.   The tubes that power X-ray machines are shrinking and also improving in clarity. A team of nanomaterial scientists, medical physicists, and cancer biologists at the University of North Carolina h ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2009 - 1:31pm

First Tunable Electromagnetic 'Gateway' Acts Like A 'Hidden Portal'

A real life Alice In Wonderland story is a little closer to reality now that researchers in China have created the first tunable electromagnetic gateway. In a new paper,  researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Fudan Univers ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2009 - 12:33am

Galileo, The Medici, And The Age Of Astronomy

Galileo Galilei wasn't just an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and heresy suspect (not to mention father of modern observational astronomy, modern physics, science, and modern science, that last one he was named by both Hawki ...

Article - Becky Jungbauer - Sep 29 2009 - 2:34pm

Galileo, The Medici, And The Age Of Astronomy- Secondo Capitolo

Galileo's contributions to science in general, and optics and astronomy in particular, were so monumental that over 350 years later we still discuss them in introductory physics courses. ...

Article - Becky Jungbauer - Sep 29 2009 - 2:33pm

Galileo, The Medici, And The Age Of Astronomy- Capitolo Finale

Galileo merged the fields of cosmology and astronomy, thanks to his telescope, which gave scientists a more accurate way to observe and define the heavens. His telescope helped shift authority in the observation of nature from men to instruments. From back ...

Article - Becky Jungbauer - Sep 30 2009 - 12:04pm

Qubits- 0, 1 Or Both

The power of quantum mechanics for data transmission is intriguing because of potential for secure, high speed communications but current storage and transmission of quantum information is far too fragile to have any practical value in the near term. In cl ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2010 - 6:57pm

Mantis Shrimp Eyes Could Lead To Movies Of The Future

A marine crustacean could inspire the next generation of DVD and CD players, says a new study in Nature Photonics. Mantis shrimps found on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia have the most complex vision systems known to science. They can see in twelve col ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2009 - 3:39pm

Suzanne Cooke of WBT

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Blog Post - M. Italiano - Apr 26 2010 - 7:40pm