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Laser process doubles brightness of light bulbs for the same amount of energy

An ultra-powerful laser can turn regular incandescent light bulbs into power-sippers, say optics researchers at the University of Rochester. The process could make a light as bright as a 100-watt bulb consume less electricity than a 60-watt bulb while remaining far cheaper and radiating a more pleasant light than a fluorescent bulb can.

Posted: May 29th, 2009

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Theorists reveal path to never seen atom

True muonium, a long-theorized but never-seen atom, might be observed in future experiments, thanks to recent theoretical work by researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Arizona State University.

Posted: May 29th, 2009

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Samsung Electronics joins IMEC research program on green radios

Samsung Electronics today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IMEC to lay down their intent to collaborate on technologies for green radios. The research collaboration topics will include cognitive reconfigurable radio baseband and millimeter-wave wireless communications technologies.

Posted: May 29th, 2009

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Goal: developing the best atomic clock in the world

They are masters at working with light: the scientists at the newly founded QUEST Institute at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig. And they want to work on some of the most exciting questions relating to physics today: on unimaginably precise methods of measurement for observing the Earth, on the pressing question of the fundamentals of physics, of whether the fundamental constants are really constant, and on the development of the best atomic clock in the world made of a single aluminium atom.

Posted: May 29th, 2009

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Breakthrough in the quantum control of light

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have recently demonstrated a breakthrough in the quantum control of photons, the energy quanta of light. This is a significant result in quantum computation, and could eventually have implications in banking, drug design, and other applications.

Posted: May 29th, 2009

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Geplantes NanoEnergie Zentrum soll 43 Millionen bekommen

Das geplante NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum an der Universitaet Duisburg-Essen (UDE) ist in der diesjaehrigen Begutachtungsrunde des Wissenschaftsrats zur Foerderung empfohlen worden. Wenn sich die gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz diesem Votum anschliesst, werden rund 43,3 Millionen Euro an die Universitaet Duisburg-Essen fliessen.

Posted: May 29th, 2009

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Molecules which flip into their own mirror image

During their experiments the Empa scientists observed that the excited molecules began to hop about and move around, rotating about their own axes. They also underwent very rapid 'inversion', that is, flipping over into their mirror image shape.

Posted: May 29th, 2009

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Cellular circuits that 'remember' events

MIT and Boston University engineers have designed cells that can count and "remember" cellular events, using simple circuits in which a series of genes are activated in a specific order.

Posted: May 29th, 2009

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