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.
'The atomic bomb ... made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is different country.'