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They won’t be coming soon to a multiplex near you, but movies showing the growth of platinum nanocrystals at the atomic-scale in real-time have blockbuster potential.
For Hollywood celebrities, the term â€œsplitsvilleâ€ usually means â€œcheck your prenup.â€
When it comes to data storage, density and durability have always moved in opposite directions - the greater the density the shorter the durability. For example, information carved in stone is not dense but can last thousands of years, whereas todayâ€™s silicon memory chips can hold their information for only a few decades.
Science fiction fans still have another two months of waiting for the new Star Trek movie, but fans of actual science can feast their eyes now on the first movie ever of carbon atoms moving along the edge of a graphene crystal.
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.