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-<...
The Big Read: Do we really still need lighthouses? Ask Scotland's light brigade
2020-08-23 10:21 UTC
... with them yourself'." In the end, Boath took early retirement in the 1990s as the automation process neared its end, and he was the last man off the Bell. "I felt sad when I switched off that light for the last time," he says. He also believes the process was not ha...
Discovery of scholar's notes shine light on race to decipher Rosetta Stone
2020-08-25 13:52 UTC
... After the end of the 4th century AD, hieroglyphs had gone out of use, along with the knowledge of how to read and write them. It was Champollion who realised that hieroglyphs recorded the sound of the Egyptian language and who pieced together the alphabet. The disco...