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April 17, 2018
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The Female Romantic poets who used opium for its “tranquilising power”

Opium use by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is said to have inspired the fantastical Asiatic landscape in his epic poem Kubla Khan. Thomas De Quincy described his drug-induced visions in Confessions of an English Opium Eater.

November 3, 2014
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Laser ‘Lightning Rods’ Channel Electricity through Thin Air

Near-term applications could include remote detonation of land mines. By zapping the air with a pair of powerful laser bursts, researchers at the University of Arizona have created highly focused pathways that can channel electricity through the atmosphere.