Tag: Atoms

Dark Matter Hunter Captures ‘Rarest Thing Ever Recorded’ In Process 1 Trillion Times Longer Than Age Of Universe

The half-life of the xenon-124 atom is 1 trillion times longer than the time the universe has existed. So, how did scientists manage to observe this process?

Energy April 24, 2019

Large Hadron Collider Accelerates First Atoms To Nearly Speed Of Light

Operators of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider were able to accelerate lead atoms for the first time. The successful experiment could one day lead to new forms of matter, including dark matter.

Material Science July 31, 2018

Powerful New Electron Microscope Now Allows Scientists To View Individual Electrons

Physicists developed a new technology that allows them to look at individual electrons. The Electron Microscope Pixel Array Detector can be retrofitted into an electron microscope to achieve record-breaking resolutions.

Material Science July 20, 2018

Physicists Stare At Atomic Clocks For 14 Years To Test Albert Einstein’s Theory Of General Relativity

A team of physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology watched 12 atomic clocks from November 1999 until October 2014. The experiment became the most accurate test performed to confirm Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Feature | Science June 6, 2018

Living And Non-Biological Systems Exhibit The Same Quantum Behavior In Photosynthesis Test

Quantum molecules in biological systems have the same behavior as those in nonliving matter. This could help in the development of nature-inspired technologies like solar energy storage and photosynthetic environments.

Energy May 23, 2018

World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiment Gets US Funding

The experiment aimed at solving the mystery surrounding dark matter received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The SuperCDMS project has been touted as the world’s most sensitive experiment in the search for the dark matter.

Space May 9, 2018

Physicists Find Elusive Time Crystal In A Child’s Toy

A group of physicists from Yale University was surprised to uncover hints of time crystal in children’s crystal growing kit. Their discovery opens more relevant questions on how time crystals are exactly formed.

Material Science May 4, 2018

Scientists Manipulate 2 Atoms Into 1 Molecule In Breakthrough Step Toward The Future Of Quantum Computing

A team of scientists manipulated two atoms into one molecule whereas previous similar experiments had only achieved by combining a cluster of atoms. The breakthrough achievement became the most precisely controlled chemical reaction to date.

Feature | Science April 16, 2018

Ultracold Physics: Scientists Create Giant Atom Filled With Over 100 Smaller Atoms

We all know that atoms are made up of protons, electrons, and neutrons but an atom within an atom? Here’s how scientists created it out of strontium atoms.

Material Science February 27, 2018

Scientists Create 'Time Crystals,' A New Form Of Matter

After months of research, scientists have finally come up with a new form of matter which they are calling 'Time Crystals'. These crystals are said to have thermal equilibrium and as a result of which, they remain in motion eternally.

Material Science March 9, 2017

Precise Location And Identity Of 23,000 Atoms In A Nanoparticle Seen In 3D Mapping

Physicists at UCLA mapped the coordinates of more than 23,000 individual atoms in a nanoparticle. The precise configuration will now help scientists in making changes in properties of materials by working on their basic structures at the atomic level.

Material Science February 8, 2017

Researchers Use Microscopic Diamonds To Assemble Atoms Into Tiny Wires Like LEGO

Microscopic diamonds known as diamondoids were used to make tiny wires measuring just three atoms wide. What are the potential uses of the technique and the tiny wires?

Material Science December 26, 2016

See Chemical Bonds Between Atoms With The World's Smallest Magnifying Glass

A team of scientists managed to analyze the first atom in real time. The research involved the world's tiniest magnifying glass, and brought a new perspective on how light waves behave.

Material Science November 15, 2016

World's Smallest Hard Disk Stores Data Using Chlorine Atoms

The world's smallest hard disk uses chlorine atoms to store data. The device has enough storage density to store each of all the books written by humans.

Feature | Science July 19, 2016

Weak, Tiny Forces Between Atoms Measured By Physicists

An international group of scientists has successfully measured the tiny and weak forces between atoms called the van der Waals force. Here's how they accomplished the feat.

Material Science May 15, 2016

World's Brightest X-Ray Laser To Get More Powerful With Billion-Dollar Upgrade

The world's brightest and fastest X-ray laser found at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will become more powerful than ever with a billion-dollar upgrade. The project will take X-ray science to the next level.

Energy April 6, 2016

New Five-Atom Quantum Computer From MIT Could Mean The End Of Encryption

Quantum computers could mean the end of encryption forever. How does this new system solve the 'factoring problem' used to keep data secure?

March 5, 2016

Scientists Measure Force Binding Antiprotons Together To Probe Why Antimatter Is Extremely Rare

The strong nuclear force between antiprotons was found to be as attractive as the force between protons. Some assymetry may be at work that could explain the scarcity of antimatter in the universe.

Energy November 5, 2015

Physicists Get An Atom To Act Like It’s In Another Universe

Chinese and Spanish physicists have challenged the natural laws of our world. Their 'trapped' atom acted like an atom in another universe.

October 9, 2015

Scientists Build Fermion Microscope That Can See 1,000 Fermionic Atoms At Once

Fermions are difficult to observe because of their behavior. Researchers found a way to make the particles ‘behave,’ making fermionic atoms stay in place for proper imaging.

May 17, 2015

Atoms can do disappearing act in ultra-cold conditions, scientists find out

Researchers have discovered that atoms behave differently from what is expected when subjected to ultra-cold environments. Certain collisions had solitons approaching each other but maintaining a gap between them before bouncing away.

November 5, 2014

Near absolute zero, atomic experiment leads to disappearing act

Lithium atoms have been made to pass through each other, and they did so without ever occupying the same space.

November 3, 2014

Scientists capture sound of single atom (unfortunately, you can't hear it)

An artificial atom can be controlled by acoustic waves, potentially opening up new technology in quantum computers.

Energy September 14, 2014

What sound does an atom make? Scientists have figured it out

Scientists captured the sound of a moving atom, discovering that the particles make the softest sounds that are physically possible. The sounds of moving atoms are inaudible to the human ear and reaches 20 octaves above the highest piano note.

Internet Culture September 12, 2014

The sound of atoms: Scientists communicate with matter at its smallest scales

Researchers make an atom "sing" like a tuning fork. Advance could lead to speedy quantum computers, they say.

Animals September 11, 2014

Atomic force microscope sensitivity increases 20 times, thanks to laser cooling

Lasers can be used to super-cool microscopes, making them 20 times more sensitive than ever before.

August 16, 2014

Sandwich-Making Method Gets More Advanced By Cornell Researchers

Cornell physicists develop a method of layering atoms for thin films to place in electronic devices after conducting a study that found that simply layering the atoms like a conventional sandwich caused certain layers to flip, producing ineffective films.

Energy August 6, 2014

Data at the atomic scale: breakthrough may lead to next-gen storage devices

Manipulation of individual atoms at room temperature could be a step to nano-scale computer memory. Scientists in Switzerland able to place 20 individual atoms on a surface.

July 15, 2014

Element 117: Scientists discover new super-heavy element - What you should know

The heaviest element ever created has been reproduced in a lab for the first time in four years. This element may be here to stay.

May 2, 2014

Scientist create 'optical tweezers' to split, then collide clouds of atoms

"Optical tweezers" to manipulate atoms push boundaries of quantum technology. See what this means for science.

April 2, 2014

Yahoo News Digest promises to solve problem of tl;dr

Yahoo News Digest is a reincarnation of Summly, offering news that are neither too long nor boring to read.

Apps/Software January 9, 2014

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