"If a light bulb is a white light, it has all colors represented," Umstadter added. "A laser is typically one color, and it is a very narrow beam — it's what we call coherent. Our X-rays are much more coherent than typical X-rays, and they have a much higher resolution." … [Read more...] about World’s Brightest Laser Could Pave Way for Lower-Radiation X-Rays
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Light travelOrdinarily, if one looked at the laser light in ths experiment hitting a blank screen, it would appear as a ring. Using a computer to superimpose the angular momentum measurement on the light signal creates distinct patterns that can be decoded. The researchers used this method to create a light pattern that resulted in the message "Hello World." … [Read more...] about Physicists Twist Light, Send ‘Hello World’ Message Between Islands
As you've likely surmised, a card of this caliber is best suited for signage installations in retail, corporate, entertainment and hospitality environments. Matrox also says it'd be ideal for a control room video wall in security, process control and transportation environments. … [Read more...] about Matrox’s new C900 is the world’s first single-slot, nine-output graphics card
In the other camp, Menzies is supporting Liu and the 1418 map with fervor. His key reasoning, forwarded by email from a member of his staff, is that "every continent, ocean, land, island, river shown on the 1418 map also appears on other Chinese maps of the same date or earlier. There is nothing new on the 1418 map—it simply combines everything on one sheet of paper," he said. … [Read more...] about Map Fuels Debate: Did Chinese Sail to New World First?
Fashion isn’t just a way to let players express themselves, it’s also a world-building and storytelling tool. It enforces the place these characters have in the world, and for the sequel, fashion was also used as a way to show the passing of time. Two years passed between the launch of the original Splatoon and its sequel, and that same amount of time passed in the game’s lore as well. One of the ways you can see this is through clothing. A pair of canvas sneakers featured in the first game might be available in Splatoon 2, but with some minor changes; they’re made of leather now or available in different colors. Nogami says this is a way of “telling the player ‘Look, time has passed in this world.’” … [Read more...] about Splatoon’s stylish world was inspired by skateboarding and hip hop