#BlackInPhysics…

Topics: African Americans, Diversity in Science, Physics Throughout the week of 25 October, Black physicists, their allies, and the general public are invited to participate in #BlackInPhysics Week, a social media–based event dedicated to celebrating Black physicists and their contributions to the scientific community and to revealing a more complete picture of what a physicist looksContinue reading “#BlackInPhysics…”

Schrödinger’s Clock…

Topics: Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Physics Albert Einstein’s twin paradox is one of the most famous thought experiments in physics. It postulates that if you send one of two twins on a return trip to a star at near light speed, they will be younger than their identical sibling when they return home. The age differenceContinue reading “Schrödinger’s Clock…”

NEMS Photothermal Microscopy…

Topics: Microscopy, Nanotechnology, NEMS, Physics, Research ABSTRACT Single-molecule microscopy has become an indispensable tool for biochemical analysis. The capability of characterizing distinct properties of individual molecules without averaging has provided us with a different perspective for the existing scientific issues and phenomena. Recently, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques have overcome the optical diffraction limit by theContinue reading “NEMS Photothermal Microscopy…”

4G on the Moon…

Topics: Cellular Service, Moonbase, NASA, Space Exploration, Spaceflight Telecom equipment supplier Nokia will use a $14.1 million grant to build the moon’s first wireless network as part of NASA’s plans to establish a human presence there. NASA is investing the money in Nokia-owned American research company Bell Labs, which will build the 4G-LTE network, it said onContinue reading “4G on the Moon…”

Pig Slop…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Farmers feed their pigs slop, a messy, wet mix of various leftovers—and when they do, they can say they slop the pigs. A derogatory way to talk about food that doesn’t look very tasty is to call it slop. And you can call sticky, overly sentimental music, writing, or films slop as well. Source:Continue reading “Pig Slop…”

CdTe and IoT…

Topics: Alternate Energy, Internet of Things, Materials Science, Solar Power Photovoltaic cells made from cadmium telluride (CdTe) – already widely used in solar energy generation – also excel at harvesting ambient light indoors, making them an excellent energy source for the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT). This is the finding of researchers at the MassachusettsContinue reading “CdTe and IoT…”

Quantum Hush…

Topics: Cryptography, Quantum Computer, Quantum Mechanics A “quantum secret sharing” scheme that allows 10 parties share information securely – the highest number so far – has been developed and demonstrated by researchers in South Africa. The protocol involves each party performing quantum operations on the photon without measuring its state and the team says it could helpContinue reading “Quantum Hush…”

Occam’s Razors and Scorched Earth…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights As Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder was a strong advocate of the Nord Stream pipeline project, which aims to supply Russian gas directly to Germany, thereby bypassing transit countries. At the time of the German parliamentary election, according to Rick Noak of The Washington Post: In 2005, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s friend SchroederContinue reading “Occam’s Razors and Scorched Earth…”

Quantum Dots and Diffusion…

Topics: Biology, Diffusion, Quantum Dots, Quantum Mechanics Quantum dots diffuse within living cells in a nearly two-dimensional fashion. This result, which was obtained using a new 3D microscopy technique that can track single particles, sheds fresh light on intracellular diffusion – a process that is critical for moving molecules around the cell and for mediatingContinue reading “Quantum Dots and Diffusion…”

Blind Mice Seeing…

Topics: Bioengineering, Optical Physics, Nanorods, Nanotechnology Even in the dark, rattlesnakes and their fellow pit vipers can strike accurately at small warm-blooded prey from a meter away. Those snakes, and a few others, can see in the IR—but not with their eyes. Rather, they have a pair of specialized sensory organs, called pit organs, locatedContinue reading “Blind Mice Seeing…”