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Mark vastargazer
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Quantum polarization states of light measured for the first time by scientists

"Researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Ottawa have applied a recently developed technique to directly measure for the first time the polarization states of light. Their work both overcomes some important challenges of Heisenberg's famous Uncertainty Principle and also is applicable to qubits, the building blocks of quantum information theory.

They report their results in a paper published this week in Nature Photonics."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-uncertainty-principle-physicists-polarization-states.html#jCp
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Very cool strand of DNA made from humans to recognize the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA! 

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Moon 8" newt, 25mm eyepiece, hand held iPhone
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A lesson in orbital mechanics from Don Pettit on the ISS...
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Built from an old Orion Steady Pix, a lab equipment bracket and parts from a car window bracket for smart phones. Will hold the iPhone so I can take eyepiece projection without hand shake. A little known fact is that the iPhone headset volume control can work as a hands free remote trigger for the camera.
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Jupiter through 8" newt, 25mm eyepiece, shot using a hand held iPhone
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An amateur astronomer & wanna-b physicist who wishes he'd been a professional astronomer.
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Amateur Astronomer, Physics Freak and general science nerd.  Love The Big Bang Theory, both the theory and the show.  You can find me on Twitter as @vastargazer.
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