Scientists Have Used Graphene to Squeeze Light Into a Space Smaller Than Its Wavelength

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert This shouldn’t be possible. With the help of the increasingly useful material graphene, scientists have managed to confine light … Continue reading Scientists Have Used Graphene to Squeeze Light Into a Space Smaller Than Its Wavelength

Physicists Are About to Attempt The ‘Impossible’ – Turning Light Into Matter

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2. Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well – “easier said … Continue reading Physicists Are About to Attempt The ‘Impossible’ – Turning Light Into Matter

Researchers turn light upside down

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Illustration of waves propagating away from a point-like source. Left: Regular wave … Continue reading Researchers turn light upside down

Reflecting light off satellite backs up Wheeler’s quantum theory thought experiment

The experiment consisted of shooting a laser beam at a beam splitter, which aimed the beam at a satellite traveling in low Earth orbit, which reflected it back to Earth.

Diamond needles emit intense bunches of electrons when illuminated by light

Scanning electron micrograph of an individual diamond needle fixed in a silicon holder. Credit: V. Porshyn et al. ©2017 American Institute of Physics (Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have demonstrated … Continue reading Diamond needles emit intense bunches of electrons when illuminated by light

The Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics

Pandora’s box In 1900, the British physicist Lord Kelvin is said to have pronounced: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and … Continue reading The Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics

Light, the company that’s building a 10-lens camera, wants you to know photography is changing

Smartphones have fundamentally changed the world: Information is more readily available, computer sales are declining, and most people now have a high-quality camera in their pocket. As pocket computers become … Continue reading Light, the company that’s building a 10-lens camera, wants you to know photography is changing

First signs of weird quantum property of empty space?

This artist’s view shows how the light coming from the surface of a strongly magnetic neutron star (left) becomes linearly polarised as it travels through the vacuum of space close … Continue reading First signs of weird quantum property of empty space?

Scientists develop a semiconductor nanocomposite material that moves in response to light | ESIST

A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used in a variety of applications, including microscopic actuators and grippers … Continue reading Scientists develop a semiconductor nanocomposite material that moves in response to light | ESIST

We just got even weirder results about the ‘alien megastructure’ star – ESIST

Last year, the world freaked out over the discovery of a star that was dimming and flickering so erratically, it couldn’t be explained by any known natural phenomenon – prompting … Continue reading We just got even weirder results about the ‘alien megastructure’ star – ESIST

Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form – ESIST

Artistic image of light trapped on the surface of a nanoparticle topological insulator. Credit: Vincenzo Giannini   New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of … Continue reading Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form – ESIST

Exclusive: Dual-tab settings UI, “Night Light” mode, ambient display double-tap on 2016 Nexuses

Google will introduce a new layout for its settings apps on the upcoming 2016 Nexus phones to accommodate its new Google Support tool (which we previously showed you), a new … Continue reading Exclusive: Dual-tab settings UI, “Night Light” mode, ambient display double-tap on 2016 Nexuses