Ultracold atoms can work together to shape or steer light
2020-09-04 23:16 UTC
... emanating wave of light that passes through it, which makes it a tool for engineering light waves that have any wanted attributes. This work could help us study quantum information and potentially improve quantum memory devices by using the cooperative atom-<...
Susan Swarbrick's Week: Why I hate The Big Light
2020-09-13 10:30 UTC
... By Susan Swarbrick @SwarbrickHT Columnist and Senior Features Writer Blackpool Illuminations. Picture: Helen Brown 0 comment THE nights are drawing in which means my nemesis is lurking, ready to pounce from the shadows at the flick of a switch: The Big Light. My di...
Naked mole rats are nearly deaf because their ears can't amplify sound
2020-09-03 16:00 UTC
... sound between a narrow frequency, between 0.5 and 4 kiloHertz. Humans, by contrast, can detects sounds between about 0.02 and 20 kHz . The researchers then recorded the sound transmitted by the cochlea, a part of the inner ear typically shows the ear is ampli...