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'Batman' leads way to superfast and precise data storage

With a surprising discovery, an international team of scientists demonstrates the feasibility of selective magnetization switching inside a microstructure by using laser light. Their findings open opportunities for very-high-density information storage media.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2015

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Upside down, boy you turn me - Nanophotonic hybridization of atoms and opals

Scientists have recently infiltrated cesium atoms in a self-assembled opal to create a hybrid nanophotonic system. By tuning the opal's forbidden gap relative to the atomic resonance, dra­matic changes are observed in reflectivity. In the most extreme case, the atomic reflection spectrum is turned upside down compared to the traditional case.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2015

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Toward quantum chips

Packing single-photon detectors on an optical chip is a crucial step toward quantum-computational circuits.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2015

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A repulsive hydrogel

In a world-first achievement, scientists have developed a new hydrogel whose properties are dominated by electrostatic repulsion, rather than attractive interactions.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2015

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Quantum optical hard drive breakthrough

Scientists developing a prototype optical quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of over 100. The team's record storage time of six hours is a major step towards a secure worldwide data encryption network based on quantum information

Posted: Jan 8th, 2015

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