Atoms

09.30.13
Visualized: a hydrogen bond seen for the first time
09.30.13

Visualized: a hydrogen bond seen for the first time

Chalk one up for atomic force microscopy. As detailed in a paper published recently in the journal...

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05.01.13
Extreme closeup! IBM makes 'world's smallest movie' using atoms (video)
05.01.13

Extreme closeup! IBM makes 'world's smallest movie' using atoms (video)

After taking a few shadowy pictures for the scientific world's paparazzi, the atom is now ready fo...

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01.08.13
ATOMS are iPhone-controlled, DIY toy kits
01.08.13

ATOMS are iPhone-controlled, DIY toy kits

If you're into do-it-yourself toys -- and really, who isn't? -- you're probably very happy that...

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01.07.13
Hands-on with Atoms: a Kickstarter-funded 'modular robotic toy' (video)
01.07.13

Hands-on with Atoms: a Kickstarter-funded 'modular robotic toy' (video)

Sitting apart from the abundance of health-tracking apps and gadgets on display here at the CES 20...

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07.05.12
Researchers capture a single atom's shadow, has implications for quantum computers
07.05.12

Researchers capture a single atom's shadow, has implications for quantum computers

A very small atom can cast a very large shadow. Well, not literally, but figuratively. Researchers...

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04.02.12
Sensitive scales can weigh individual atoms, ensure perfect recipes
04.02.12

Sensitive scales can weigh individual atoms, ensure perfect recipes

Those of you who have navigated beyond using an Easy-Bake Oven will know that weighing out ingredi...

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03.10.12
Researchers capture first-ever images of atoms moving inside a molecule
03.10.12

Researchers capture first-ever images of atoms moving inside a molecule

The headline sums it up nicely but really, those photographic acrobatics account for only part of...

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01.06.12
This electric wire is four atoms thick, and you thought speaker cable was fiddly (video)
01.06.12

This electric wire is four atoms thick, and you thought speaker cable was fiddly (video)

This should come as a great relief to anyone planning a quantum computer self-build: wires still...

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11.07.11
Nuclear clocks could be 60x as accurate as atomic counterparts, less prone to errors
11.07.11

Nuclear clocks could be 60x as accurate as atomic counterparts, less prone to errors

For years, atomic clocks have been considered the most accurate devices for tracking the slow ma...

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