NIST Unveils Chip-Scale Atomic Clock
Source: NIST Posted: 8/30/04 The heart of a minuscule atomic clock—believed to be 100 times smaller than any other atomic clock—has been demonstrated by scientists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Detecting the spin of a single electron
Source: LANL Posted: 8/29/04 University of California scientists working at Los Alamos National Laboratory and at the University of California, Los Angeles have demonstrated the ability to detect the spin of a single electron in a standard silicon transistor.
Tiny 'David' Telescope Finds 'Goliath' Planet
Source: Harvard Posted: 8/28/04 A newfound planet detected by a small, 4-inch-diameter telescope demonstrates that we are at the cusp of a new age of planet discovery. Soon, new worlds may be located at an accelerating pace, bringing the detection of the first Earth-sized world one step closer.
Scientists Discover Ganymede has a Lumpy Interior
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 8/17/04 Scientists have discovered irregular lumps beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. These irregular masses may be rock formations, supported by Ganymede's icy shell for billions of years.
Dying Star Goes Out With a Ring
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 8/11/04 A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the shimmering embers of a dying star, and in their midst a mysterious doughnut-shaped ring.
Mercury-bound MESSENGER Launches from Cape Canaveral
Source: JHUAPL Posted: 8/4/04 NASA's MESSENGER – set to become the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury – launched August 3rd at 2:15:56 a.m. EDT aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
New Way of 'Seeing': A 'Neutron Microscope'
Source: NIST Posted: 8/4/04 A prototype microscope that uses neutrons instead of light to “see” magnified images has been demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
'I believe there is no philosophical high-road in science, with epistemological signposts. No, we are in a jungle and find our way by trial and error, building our road behind us as we proceed.'