It isn’t quite “Star Trek,” but his optical tweezers use the pressure of light in a laser beam to seize and manipulate microscopic objects, from atoms to living cells.
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A new study proves that far from being mere mathematical artifacts, particles that are indistinguishable from one another can be a potent resource in real-world experiments
Pictures created from old observations show the void’s stormy evolution over the past decade.
As an unintended byproduct of recent technological advances, we have become less detectable by other civilizations that might exist in the Milky Way.