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Comment: Re:3-D to 2-D display (Score 2) 136

by mlkj (#49167431) Attached to: Photo First: Light Captured As Both Particle and Wave

Have a quote from the original article :

The scientists shot a stream of electrons close to the nanowire, using them to image the standing wave of light. As the electrons interacted with the confined light on the nanowire, they either sped up or slowed down. Using the ultrafast microscope to image the position where this change in speed occurred, Carbone’s team could now visualize the standing wave, which acts as a fingerprint of the wave-nature of light.

While this phenomenon shows the wave-like nature of light, it simultaneously demonstrated its particle aspect as well. As the electrons pass close to the standing wave of light, they “hit” the light’s particles, the photons. As mentioned above, this affects their speed, making them move faster or slower. This change in speed appears as an exchange of energy “packets” (quanta) between electrons and photons. The very occurrence of these energy packets shows that the light on the nanowire behaves as a particle.

So, the photo shows the wave-like nature of light, and the fact that they could take a 'photo' by measuring the photo/electrons interraction shows the particle-like nature of light.

Note: Is anyone aware of a term for photos taken with electrons (or anything that isn't photons) ?

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+ - Wikia Deletes Evidence Of Wikipedia Administrator Misconduct

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Comment: Not dead != all's well (Score 1) 706

by mlkj (#48353175) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility
Let's imagine that starting tommorrow the government kidnaps you and decides to start torturing you all day long for the foreseeable future.

Would it suck? Sure it would. Would it KILL you? It shouldn't.
Is that reason enough to just accept it ? I don't think so.

Just because something isn't the literal end of the world doesn't mean you can safely ignore it.

The greatest productive force is human selfishness. -- Robert Heinlein