How a Student Took a Photo of a Single Atom

How a Student Took a Photo of a Single Atom

“The award-winning long-exposure photograph captures a positively charged atom suspended in an ion trap. Sometimes, all it takes to capture a great photo is a DSLR camera, a microscopic atom, and a curious Ph.D. candidate. David Nadlinger, who traps …

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Did Early Earth Spin On Its Side?

Did Early Earth Spin On Its Side?

“New theoretical modeling of the ancient history of the Earth and the Moon suggests that the giant collision that spawned our natural satellite may have left Earth spinning very fast, and with its spin axis highly tilted. Computer simulations of …

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Restoring fertility with 3D printers

Restoring fertility with 3D printers

“We’ve become pretty good at treating certain types of cancer—particularly in kids. Eighty percent of children under 18 are now beating their various malignancies for at least the first five years, compared with less than 10 percent in …

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