two for tuesday #2

Today, I happened upon two posts, with no real relation between them. The first, from the incredible Cheryl Sternman-Rule, reminds of the magic of home. The value of fresh eyes, and how easy it is to miss the wonder right in front of us. Her post, I know a place where everything’s amazing, was lovely, and had me missing home a little bit! (Which, is why this post’s photo is one I took a few years ago, in our living room. Oh, how I loved to dance on those floors.)

The second piece is a little bit more on the news-y side of things. It’s also decidedly on the science side of things. You see, researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne created the first image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave. On EPFL’s site, they have a sweet little video to explain it all, too! And, if you’re interested in the quantum and nano aspects of it all, the paper is in Nature Communications. I study nanotechnology (and a little bit of quantum mechanics) in school, so it’s fascinating to learn how they did it. Light has long been understood to behave as both a particle and a wave, but this was the first time the duality has been imaged!

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