Tag: photons

The Long-lasting Definition of Kilogram has Changed

The Long-lasting Definition of Kilogram has Changed

Scientists have replaced the platinum-iridium cylinder with the Planck Constant to give birth to a new standard of kilogram. The world’s standard definition of the kilogram has finally been altered, after representatives from 60 countries voted in favor of redefining the International System of Units (SI) for mass. Since 1889, a platinum-iridium alloy cylinder, nicknamed…

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Scientists Found Photons in Mysterious Gamma-ray Bursts

Scientists Found Photons in Mysterious Gamma-ray Bursts

Researchers from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research used simulations to reveal that the photons emitted by long gamma-ray bursts actually originate in the photosphere. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) were first discovered in 1967 but the logical explanation of this phenomenon remained a mystery for quite some time post-discovery. Years and years of research led scientists…

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Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

4×1084 photons of light have been emitted by stars into space since the Big Bang. Our universe has been creating stars for billions of years. According to an estimate, there are around trillion-trillion stars in 2 trillion galaxies of our universe. Despite all the technological advancement, astrophysicists haven’t been able to trace much about star…

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The Search for Dark Matter has been Now Redefined

The Search for Dark Matter has been Now Redefined

A recent study that took place at Lund University in Sweden, alongside some other studies, has presented effective means to probe Dark Matter which accounts for 85% of the universe. A number of recent studies have aided in the better discernment of large volumes of data present at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) which…

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The Last Paper of Stephen Hawking is Now Online

The Last Paper of Stephen Hawking is Now Online

Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair, the last paper of Hawking, caught a lot of attention worldwide due to its amazing theories. A world-renowned physicist, the late Stephen Hawking is not a new personality for most us. In one way or another, we have come across his incredible achievements. He was always interested in understanding…

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Quantum Jumps can now be measured

Quantum Jumps can now be measured

The duration of photoemission can be measured precisely following a series of new experiments at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. The term ‘Quantum Jump’ refers to a concept when quantum particles jump from one energy level to another. These jumps are tiny, indivisible, and instantaneous. Despite the fact that scientists watch them appear…

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Quantum Entanglement, Ancient Quasars a Lifeline?

Quantum Entanglement, Ancient Quasars a Lifeline?

A study of quasars reveal that the Quantum Entanglement is a must to explain the correlations between particles in all instances. Astronomers recognize quasars as the furthest celestial objects discovered. They emit energy in vast quantities. Some are a trillion times more luminous than the Sun. Factually, Quasars outshine stars in their galaxy, producing energy…

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What is Solar Cell Technology and why it has a Bright Future?

What is Solar Cell Technology and why it has a Bright Future?

Solar Energy has a bright future following the discovery of Perovskite-made cells. The world is trying to shift to renewable forms of energy following the pollution caused by the combustion of fossil fuels. Solar energy is probably the most feasible solution for the ever-increasing energy requirements of the world. The solar cell is an electrical…

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