News tagged with atoms

Carbon nanothreads from compressed benzene

A new carbon nanomaterial – the thinnest possible one-dimensional thread that still retains a diamond-like structure – was created by the controlled, slow compression and decompression of benzene. The ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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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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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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