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Most precise measuring tool I've used ...

mhore Well... (328 comments)

I can easily get stuff to the nearest angstrom using our nuclear reactor and small-angle scattering instruments. We can get better if we are careful. Neutrons are cool.

about a year and a half ago

If I Had To Choose, I'd Be A ...

mhore Easy. (481 comments)

Polar bear. Rawr!

more than 4 years ago

Nobel Prize For Medicine Awarded, Physics Soon To Follow

mhore Re:The ignorant leading the blind (135 comments)

I poked around to try to find it after posting here, and all I could find is something in arxiv. Perhaps the refs didn't like the paper... maybe there was something wrong with it? I'm not sure -- I'm not an astronomer. Looks like my memory is a bit fuzzy... :)

Here's the link to the manuscript, though.

more than 6 years ago



Researchers Create First All Optical Nanowire NAND Gate

mhore mhore writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mhore (582354) writes "Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created the first all optical, nanowire-based NAND gate which paves the way towards photonic devices that manipulate light to perform computations. From the release, " The research team began by precisely cutting a gap into a nanowire. They then pumped enough energy into the first nanowire segment that it began to emit laser light from its end and through the gap. Because the researchers started with a single nanowire, the two segment ends were perfectly matched, allowing the second segment to efficiently absorb and transmit the light down its length."

The gate works by shining light on the nanowire structure to turn on and off information transported through the wire. The research appeared this month in Nature Nanotechnology."

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World of Warcraft as a Terrorist Planning Tool

mhore mhore writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mhore (582354) writes "Playing into fears that terrorist organizations could develop plots over the internet, a pentagon researcher has proposed that World of Warcraft is the perfect tool! From the article:

The American military and intelligence communities are increasingly worried that would-be bin Ladens might gather in a virtual world, to plan a real-life attack. But the spies haven't given many details, about how it might be done. Now, a Pentagon researcher has laid out how such a terror plot might unfold. The planning ground is World of Warcraft. The main target of this possibly nuclear strike: the White House. "


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