News tagged with atoms

New tamper-detecting seal is tough to fool

A critical area of security is ensuring that something inside a container stays there. Sandia National Laboratories has made the job easier with an innovative technology that detects signs of tampering.

dateJul 08, 2015 in Engineering
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Mechanism of biological multi-fuel engine

University of Tokyo researchers have constructed the atomic model structure of the protein complex that corresponds to the stator (stationary part of a motor that surrounds the rotating part of a motor) of the E. coli flagellar ...

dateJul 07, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Better memory with faster lasers

DVDs and Blu-ray disks contain so-called phase-change materials that morph from one atomic state to another after being struck with pulses of laser light, with data "recorded" in those two atomic states. Using ultrafast laser ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Nanophysics
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