Quantum ghosts: atoms become transparent at certain frequencies of light

Collectively induced transparency

Artist’s impression of a laser hitting atoms in an optical cavity. Scientists have discovered a new phenomenon called “collectively induced transparency” (CIT) where groups of atoms stop reflecting light at certain frequencies. The team found this effect by confining ytterbium atoms in an optical cavity and exposing them to laser light. At certain frequencies, a … Read more

Uncovering the secrets of the human genome: 240 species of mammals shed light on what makes us unique – Neuroscience News

It shows a strand of DNA

Summary: Researchers analyzed DNA sequences from 240 mammalian species, showing how comparative genomics can shed light on how certain species perform extraordinary feats and help scientists better understand functional parts of the human genome. By identifying the most conserved regions of genomes among mammalian species, they pinpointed the genetic basis for uncommon mammalian traits, such … Read more