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The repulsive side of light

Yale University scientists have discovered a “repulsive” light force that can be used to control nanoscale components, meaning that future nanodevices might be manipulated by light rather than electricity. The same team had previously discovered an “attractive” force of light and showed how it could be manipulated to move components in tiny electromechanical systems. Researchers […]

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Physicists measure repulsive Casimir force

Researchers from Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health have detected and measured, for the first time, a repulsive quantum mechanical force that could be harnessed and tailored for a wide range of novel nanotechnology applications. The discovery builds on previous work related to the Casimir force, an attractive force created from quantum fluctuations […]

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Use The Force, Luke

A University College London (UCL) study has found that you are more likely to perform well if you do not think too hard and instead trust your instincts. Appearing in the journal Current Biology, the research shows that instinctive snap decisions are sometimes more reliable than decisions taken using higher-level cognitive processes. The experiment involved […]

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