photons

Lightsabers

Physicists Created a New Form of Light

Researchers at MIT and Harvard made groups of three photons interact.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.15.18
physics

Physicists Mold Giant Photons Into Custom Shapes

The ability to manipulate photon shapes allows for the tweaking of light-matter interactions.
Michael Byrne
12.4.16
earth

New Microwave Device Produces Single, Tunable Photons

Good news for quantum computing from physicists at the National Physical Laboratory.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.29.16
nasa

How to Get an Intergalactic Sun Tan Without Leaving Earth

Ten trillionths of your sun tan is the result of photons made by distant stars and supermassive black holes.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.13.16
Design

Watch a Flying Laser Caught on Video

Scientists captured the flight pattern of a green laser for the first time.
Beckett Mufson
6.12.16
Cancer

This Light-Stretching Microscope Hunts for Cancer at 36M Frames Per Second

Early cancer detection will save lives.
David Silverberg
4.21.16
machines

Design Advance Could Mean Commercial Light-Based Processors Within a Few Years

But challenges remain.
Michael Byrne
12.27.15
studies

Stanford Physicists Set a New Record for Quantum Entangling Distant Electrons

The quantum internet is closer than ever.
Michael Byrne
11.29.15
hardware

Silicon Quantum Logic Gates Offer a Glimpse of Practical Quantum Computing

Common manufacturing materials for an uncommon technology.
Michael Byrne
10.7.15
uk

Researchers Say They Have Designed an 'Unhackable' Fiber Network

For the first time, researchers demonstrate how to make quantum key distribution work on a 200Gbit/sec line.
Nicole Kobie
10.2.15
GAMBLING

Researchers Trade Algorithms for Photons in Complex Decision-Making Tasks

A quantum solution to an old problem.
Michael Byrne
9.24.15
security

Physicists Set a New Fiber-Optic Quantum Teleportation Record

100 kilometers.
Michael Byrne
9.23.15
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