World’s Most Precise Clock
Source: NIST Posted: 3/21/10 Physicists have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a single aluminum atom that is now the world’s most precise clock, more than twice as precise as the previous mercury atom one.
Self-Assembling Computer Chips
Source: MIT Posted: 3/21/10 Molecules that arrange themselves into predictable patterns on silicon chips could lead to microprocessors with much smaller circuit elements.
Unraveling Silks’ Secrets
Source: MIT Posted: 3/21/10 A new analysis of the structure of silks explains the paradox at the heart of their super-strength, and may lead to even stronger synthetic materials.
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