News tagged with lifetime

New record for measurement of atomic lifetime

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have measured the lifetime of an extremely stable energy level of magnesium atoms with great precision. Magnesium atoms are used in research with ultra-precise atomic clocks. The new ...

dateSep 07, 2011 in General Physics
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Weak nuclear force is less weak

The force that governs some of the reactions that keep our sun shining is not quite as weak as scientists had previously thought. As a consequence, our estimation of how energetic the sun actually is just went up by a tiny ...

dateJan 13, 2011 in General Physics
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Confined electrons live longer

Electrons that are trapped in very small structures of only a few nanometer, demonstrate fascinating features. These could be useful for novel computers or semiconductor lasers. Researchers from the University of Sheffield, ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Most polluted ecosystems recoverable, study says

Most polluted or damaged ecosystems worldwide can recover within a lifetime if societies commit to their cleanup or restoration, according to an analysis of 240 independent studies by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Environment
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Termite insecticide a potent greenhouse gas

(PhysOrg.com) -- An insecticide used to fumigate termite-infested buildings is a strong greenhouse gas that lives in the atmosphere nearly 10 times longer than previously thought, UC Irvine research has found.

dateJan 21, 2009 in Environment
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