News tagged with atoms

A new chapter in Earth history

An international group of scientists has proposed that fallout from hundreds of nuclear weapons tests in the late 1940s to early 1960s could be used to mark the dawn of a new geological age in Earth history ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Efimov state in the helium trimer observed

A quantum state predicted by the Russian theoretician Vitaly Efimov 40 years ago has been discovered by physicists of the Goethe University in a molecule consisting of three helium atoms. The molecule is ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Deep space atomic clock

As the saying goes, timing is everything. More so in 21st-century space exploration where navigating spacecraft precisely to far-flung destinations—say, to Mars or even more distant Europa, a moon of Jupiter—is ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Space Exploration
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