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Researchers Capture First Ever Image Of Light As Wave And Particle

 

 

 

 

” Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle. The breakthrough work is published in Nature Communications.”

 

 

 

© Fabrizio Carbone/EPFL

 

 

 

” When UV light hits a metal surface, it causes an emission of electrons. Albert Einstein explained this “photoelectric” effect by proposing that light – thought to only be a wave – is also a stream of particles. Even though a variety of experiments have successfully observed both the particle- and wave-like behaviors of light, they have never been able to observe both at the same time.

  A research team led by Fabrizio Carbone at EPFL has now carried out an experiment with a clever twist: using electrons to image light. The researchers have captured, for the first time ever, a single snapshot of light behaving simultaneously as both a wave and a stream of particles particle.”

 

 

Read more on this amazing accomplishment at Red Orbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Year’s Political Environment Is Shaping Up To Be Nearly As Bleak As 2010, And That’s Ominous News For Senate Democrats.

 

 

 

 

” When writing about politics, it’s all too frequent to use terminology that often obscures more than elucidates. That’s especially true when it comes to the word “wave”—shorthand for a landslide victory for the winning party. I’ve argued before that the likelihood of 2014 being a wave election has been rising, given the president’s consistently low approval ratings and the fact that Republicans are running evenly on the generic ballot (which usually translates into a clear GOP edge) and that the right-track/wrong-track numbers are near historic lows. All these big-picture signs are ominous for the party in power.

  But this week, The New York Times‘ Nate Cohn argued that the threat of a Republican wave is subsiding, thanks to red-state Senate Democrats remaining resilient and the declining risk of blue-state seats—such as those in Oregon and Virginia—flipping in a landslide. This, despite the various political forecasters and Senate models (including the NYT‘s own Upshot) showing the likelihood of a Republican takeover increasing over time, with more states emerging in play.

What gives?

  To be fair, a lot of the disagreement stems from semantics—the definition of the word “wave.” Cohn argues that if Republicans merely sweep red-state Democratic seats and perhaps pick off a stray swing seat, it’s not a wave election—even if Republicans net seven seats on their way to the majority. To accomplish that feat, Republicans would need to oust four sitting Democratic senators. Over the last decade, Republicans have defeated only three sitting senators (Tom Daschle in South Dakota, Russ Feingold in Wisconsin, and Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas). Surely, a red-state sweep would signify the conclusion of a political shake-up in the South, where voters are so disgusted with the national Democratic Party that they’re willing to throw out senators who had previously relied on split-ticket voters to win. If a Republican takeover by picking up seven Senate seats isn’t a wave, it’s awfully close.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrest Warrants Issued For Yanukovych, Other Former Ukraine Officials On Suspicion Of Mass Murder

 

 

 

 

” Former President Viktor Yanukovych is wanted for “mass killings of civilians,” reported acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on his Facebook page on the morning of Feb. 24.

  Avakov, who is now the nation’s top cop, said that arrest warrants have been issued for Yanukovych and “other (former) government officials.” He did not name the other former officials wanted by police.

  Avakov also didn’t specify which killings, but it is presumed that the investigation centers on whether Yanukovych hired snipers or ordered riot police to shoot EuroMaidan demonstrators in January and February. 

  Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in the demonstrations, including at least 75 people from Feb. 18-20, triggering Yanukovych’s flight from Kyiv and subsequent impeachment from office by parliament on Feb. 22.”

 

   Lot’s more reporting at the Kyiv Post and in other news the people have opened up Yanukovych’s dacha in the Crimea and posted a video hinting at the ex-president’s extravagant life style …

 

 

Дача Януковича в заповіднику “Айя”. #Крим

 

 

 

Published on Feb 23, 2014

” Ще одна резиденція сім’ї Януковичів стала доступною для відвідувачів. Цього разу у Криму. Там на мисі Айя – Олександр Янукович будував собі дачу. Розкішну будівлю зводили посеред тамтешнього заповідника – на місці реліктового лісу, де раніше росли сосни рідкісних видів та ялівець. Подекуди ще й досі працюють будівельники та стоїть будівельна техніка. Проте охоронці перестали зачиняти ворота перед відвідувачами. Відтак мешканці Севастополя уже здійснюють оглядові екскурсії територією.”

 

 

The translation is as follows :

 

 

“Another family residence Yanukovych became available to the public. This time in the Crimea. There’s cape Aya – Oleksandr Yanukovych built himself a cottage. Iconic building erected in the midst of Gdańsk Reserve – in place of the relic forest, where previously grown pine and rare species of juniper. Here and there still are builders and is building. against guards stopped close gates to visitors. therefore the inhabitants of Sevastopol already engaged in sightseeing tours area. “

 

 

   The construction of Yanukovych’s “cottage” is alleged to been extremely damaging to the environment and resulted in the mass cutting of ancient trees to make way for one of his vacation homes .