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The fluorescent molecule binds with the cancer cell, so the camera can catch near infrared photons emitted by any stray cancer cells the surgeon missed.
  physics:  a quantum of electromagnetic radiation; an elementary particle that is its own antiparticle
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  • The fluorescent molecule binds with the cancer cell, so the camera can catch near infrared photons emitted by any stray cancer cells the surgeon missed.
  • Straining the blackness for every stray photon.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The Heart of Gold fled on silently through the night of space, now on conventional photon drive.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • A particle of matter and a particle of antimatter combine to release two new particles-called photons.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • Babette of electrons and photons, of whatever forces produced that gray light we took to be her face.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Within that context of thought, ghosts and spirits are quite as real as atoms, particles, photons and quants are to a modern man.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • In the old days this was done by having a photographic plate hooked up to a telescope that slowly tracked across the night sky picking up the tiny scatter of photons from the distant star.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • While the journalists from Scientific American tended to wear tweed sport jackets with pocket protectors and were crowded into one corner of the room discussing photons, most of the other patrons looked as if they’d dropped by after finishing up at work on Wall Street or Madison Avenue: Italian suit jackets slung over the backs of chairs, Hermès ties loosened, men who seemed to want to do nothing more than to scope out the women in attendance while flashing their Rolexes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • A photon is effectively a tiny puff of light.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • Langdon had read about photons-light particles-the purest form of energy.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He decided to refrain from asking about Captain Kirk’s use of photon torpedoes against the Klingons.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A one hundred percent conversion of mass to photons.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • We can use the BDA to put some photon pressure on the eyeball.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • What the photon is it?
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Which turned black as night as they attempted to deflect the massed photons.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • …granite fist, sunk deep into the earth’s crust, on which Saint-Malo sits, and the ocean teething at it from all four sides, and the outer islands holding steady against the swirling tides; she hears cows drink from stone troughs and dolphins rise through the green water of the Channel; she hears the bones of dead whales stir five leagues below, their marrow offering a century of food for cities of creatures who will live their whole lives and never once see a photon sent from the sun.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But it’s still going to take a lot of photons."
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
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