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How to weave an invisible rug
15 Dec | NatureFull Text External Link Indicator
'Sweeping it under the carpet' takes on new meaning.
Photon counting: Avalanche inspiration
13 Dec | Nature PhotonicsFull Text External Link Indicator
The ability of a customized avalanche-photodiode detector to distinguish the exact number of photons that it receives will simplify the tools required to perform reliable experiments in quantum optics.
Experts unveil 'cloak of silence'
04 Oct | BBC NewsFull Text External Link Indicator
Being woken in the dead of night by noisy neighbours blasting out music could soon be a thing of the past.
Quantum information: An integrated light circuit
13 Sep | NatureFull Text External Link Indicator
There's a long wish list for a workable quantum computer: a viable system must be fast, compact and stable. The first integrated optical quantum logic circuits are a step in the right direction.
Quantum optics: Beyond single-photon counting
30 Aug | Nature PhotonicsFull Text External Link Indicator
The ability to distinguish how many photons comprise a particular state of light leads to significant benefits in practical quantum information processing and quantum cryptography. Superconducting nanostructures provide an effective solution at telecom wavelengths.
Metamaterials: A tunable terahertz response
30 Aug | Nature PhotonicsFull Text External Link Indicator
The ability to tune the resonant frequency of a metamaterial in the terahertz region will help to overcome some of the limitations of customary designs demonstrated so far. The result could be a new breed of active, frequency-agile devices that are controlled by light.
Quantum computation: The dreamweaver's abacus
06 Jun | NatureFull Text External Link Indicator
Some experts think that a quantum computation could be plaited like a skein of string. And now they may have found the sorts of string they need.
Physicists have 'solved' mystery of levitation
05 Jun | TelegraphFull Text External Link Indicator
"Levitation has been elevated from being pure science fiction to science fact, according to a study reported today by physicists."
The universe is a string-net liquid
17 May | New ScientistFull Text External Link Indicator
In 1998, just after he won a share of the Nobel prize for physics, Robert Laughlin of Stanford University in California was asked how his discovery of "particles" with fractional charge, now called quasi-particles, would affect the lives of ordinary people. "It probably won't," he said, "unless people are concerned about how the universe works."
Satellite Company Offers Earth-Observing Researchers a Ride
09 Mar | ScienceFull Text External Link Indicator
Satellite communications company Iridium is offering space on its next-generation fleet of 66 satellites for researchers to do earth observation. But the $1.6 billion price tag could prove a bit too steep.

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