In 1944, computers were the size of rooms. The first portable cell phone was over a foot long. Now, laptop computers are small enough to carry in backpacks and cell phones are mere inches long. However, the shrinking of technology doesn’t end there. If we can halve the size of cell phones once, why can’t […]
In 3.7 billion years, not one second will have been lost on a novel quantum logic clock created in 2010. Researchers at the Boulder location of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, created a new atomic clock based on an aluminum atom.
The neutrino is a light particle that moves nearly at the speed of light. The presence of the neutrino was theorized long before the particle was detected. Neutrinos do not act via the strong force or magnetic force, but only by the weak force—making interactions between neutrinos and the surroundings infrequent and rare.