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2014 Noble Prize in Physics Winners!
10/08/14 - Three japanese win Nobel Prize for Physics this year for their work on optical microscopy that has opened up our understanding of molecules by allowing us to see how they work close up. The winners are: Isamu Akasaki (Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan and Nagoya University, Japan), Hiroshi Amano (Nagoya University, Japan), and Shuji Nakamura (American citizen, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA) for the "invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.”
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Lasers In Flight
Lasers can transmit very large amounts of data, but transmission at high altitudes is problematic due to atmospheric interference and air turbulence. The University of Notre Dame's Institute for Flow Physics and Control's Aero-Optics project is conducting research aimed at improving communications for airplanes in flight by finding ways to keep laser beems focused and fixed on their contact point.
Provided by the University of Notre Dame (Science360 video)
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