Devin Powell

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Devin Powell is a freelance science writer in Washington, D.C.

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Focus: Optical Fibers Illuminate Single Ion

A tiny cavity made from two optical fibers—previously used only with neutral atoms—strengthens the interaction between an ion and a photon, an important step toward quantum computers and networks. Read More »


Focus: Mysterious Monopole Remains Elusive

New search for hypothetical particle focuses on old rocks where monopole abundance should be higher. Read More »

Quantum Information

Focus: Information Exchange for the Mistrustful

Researchers demonstrated quantum protocols that allow someone to temporarily “lock” information away and reveal it at a later time in a way that guarantees complete honesty. Read More »