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Light trap for single atom devised

Dacia Herbulock posted in on September 27th, 2010.

University of Otago physicists have found a way to trap a single atom, using a clever technique to circumvent the quantum uncertainties involved. Their  research, published today in the journal Nature Physics, uses laser cooling techniques and “optical tweezers” to isolate and hold in place one rubidium 85 atom. (The image at right shows an atom caught […]

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Radio NZ: Archaeologists and art restorers have discovered what they believe are the oldest paintings of the faces of Jesus Christ’s apostles

Peter Griffin posted in on June 24th, 2010.

Laser technology has allowed the discovery of what are believed to be the oldest paintings of the faces of Jesus Christ’s apostles. The discovery was made on the ceiling of a burial chamber in a catacomb in Rome. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The restorers and Vatican officials believe the paintings date from the […]

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