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Better Accuracy For Optical Strontium Clock
2013-01-03 11:30:03

An optical clock with neutral strontium atoms is considered one of the top candidates for the definition of a "new" second. The probabilities have increased considerably, since its frequency will now be determined more accurately (probably by an order of magnitude).

Engineers Create Roll Up Conductors To Save Chip Space
2012-12-14 13:34:45

On the road to smaller, high-performance electronics, University of Illinois researchers have smoothed one speed bump by shrinking a key, yet notoriously large element of integrated circuits.

Boosting Heat Transfer With Nanoglue
2012-12-04 20:34:42

A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials.

2012-09-19 16:25:53

Northwestern University scientists have developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity.

Death Valley Still The Hottest Spot On Earth
2012-09-13 13:39:03

Meteorologists have ended an 80-year debate over where and what the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was.

2012-07-09 10:14:07

As scientists learn to manipulate little-understood nanoscale materials, they are laying the foundation for a future of more compact, efficient, and innovative devices.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
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