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The long lifespan of whale sharks is revealed by the remains of atomic bombs

Study author Mark Meekan swims with a whale shark.photo:: Wayne Osborn With the help of nuclear weapons tests from the 1950s and 60s, scientists determine the lifespan of the largest fish in the world. While researchers have made great strides in understanding the behavior patterns of the endangered whale shark, there are some blatant holes when it comes to it …

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Urwerk AMC atomic clock and clock could sell for seven digits

One of the most complicated and accurate timepieces ever built, comes from a James Bond film and is auctioned for seven digits. The Urwerk AMC (for Atomic Master Control) is a hybrid system According to Urwerk from two "autonomous, but interconnected" parts. The first is the nearly 70-pound aluminum "base unit" that looks like Agent 007 might have to defuse …

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How the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2019 depends on atomic physics and how lasers can be improved

<div _ngcontent-c16 = "" innerhtml = " As I regularly state, I am an experimental atomic, molecular and optical physicist, meaning that this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for Cosmology and The Discovery of extrasolar planets is what I normally endure.I'm glad to leave detailed descriptions of what the three new winners in the capable hands of Ethan "Starts With …

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Einstein's theory predicts a strange state of matter. Could it be the biggest atomic destroyer in the world?

The search for a mysterious form of matter predicted from Einstein's Theory of Relativity becomes narrower. After more than a decade, scientists from the world's largest particle collider believe they are about to find it. The researchers, however, do not seek in the exploded guts of particles that were smashed at near-speed of light. ] Instead, physicists at the Large …

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The small new atomic clock of NASA could fly spaceships into space

NASA has switched on a new, high-precision, space-based atomic clock, which the agency hopes will one day help spacecraft move through space without relying on earth-bound clocks. DSAC), and it measures the behavior of mercury ions trapped in its small frame. It has been in orbit since June, but was successfully activated on August 23 for the first time. It's …

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NASA turns on the rugged Deep Space Atomic Clock

NASA has confirmed that a new atomic clock has been activated in near-Earth orbit. The Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC), launched on June 25, 2019 at 2:30 EDT from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, is a miniaturized, ultra-precise mercury ion atomic clock that is smaller is. more accurate and robust than any other …

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NASA activates the Deep Space Atomic Clock

An atomic clock that could pave the way for an autonomous spaceflight was successfully activated Last week and is ready to start his years of tech demo, the mission team confirmed on Friday, August 23, 2019. Launched in June, NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock is a critical step in spacecraft activation to safely move in space instead of relying on …

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Researchers produce videos on chemical synthesis at atomic resolution for the first time

Electron micrographs of the specimen at different magnifications. Credit: (c) 2019 Nakamura et al. For the first time, researchers have been able to reveal previously unavailable details of certain chemical processes. They have shown that there are significant discrete phases in these processes that build on existing knowledge of chemical synthesis. These details may help to develop methods for the …

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German Atomic Energy: How to Demolish a Power Plant Without Blowing It Up

The engineers who broke down a decommissioned power plant on the Rhine last week did so without explosion. Instead, they used robots to gently collapse like a house of cards. Or at least as gentle as you can flatten an 80-meter concrete cooling tower. The tower was part of the Mülheim-Kärlich power plant, which was in operation for just over …

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