“Light squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.
Tags: physics astrophysics space astronomy quantum-computing light research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf kavli-institute ligo astronomy-and-planetary-science
Research explains how a unicellular marine organism generates light as a response to mechanical stimulation, lighting up breaking waves at night.
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Physicists have observed surprisingly strong light and high heat from nanogaps between plasmonic electrodes, particularly those made of gold.
Tags: nanotechnology light gold science-and-technology plasmons
Twisted sound beams suggest an advanced civilisation may be able to harness immense amounts of power from a black hole.
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Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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Arctic permafrost stores one trillion metric tons of carbon. New research on photomineralization suggests more of that carbon will be released.
Tags: climate-change permafrost light emissions earth-and-environment
Light-responsive biomaterials, such as the 2D nanosheets, "have a strong potential for developing the next generation of noninvasive, precise, and controllable medical devices."
Tags: cancer nanotechnology light materials-science cells health-and-medicine
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