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2014-06-27 14:59:09

By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Indiana University (IU) have developed a tool that allowed them to calculate a fundamental property of most atoms on the periodic table to historic accuracy—reducing error by a factor of a thousand in many cases.

2013-02-23 23:02:26

Windows 8 opens up more opportunities for developers to offer educational apps that serve a wide variety of purposes.

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2010-06-25 09:10:47

When light is absorbed by atoms, the electrons become excited.

2009-06-24 12:56:47

Physicists have found a way to drastically prolong the shelf life of quantum bits, the 0s and 1s of quantum computers.

2009-03-24 08:47:17

Physicists at Michigan Technological University have filled in some longtime blank spaces on the periodic table, calculating electron affinities of the lanthanides, a series of 15 elements known as rare earths.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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