News tagged with nuclear clock

What makes circadian clocks tick?

Circadian clocks are found within microbes and bacteria, plants and insects, animals and humans. These clocks arose as an adaptation to dramatic swings in daylight hours and temperature caused by the Earth's rotation. But ...

dateFeb 18, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Toward a practical nuclear pendulum

Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) Munich have, for the first time, measured the lifetime of an excited state in the nucleus of an unstable element. This is a major step toward a nuclear clock that could ...

dateJan 27, 2017 in General Physics
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