Listen to the Sound of Atoms Bonding

You'd be forgiven for thinking that a large tuning fork, a nail, some Blu-Tack and a guitar amp sounded more like the contents of a DIY music studio than a science lab. But they are, in fact, all the ingredients required to listen to the sound of atoms bonding. Read More >>

These First Photos of Atoms Bonding Were Taken Totally by Accident

What you're looking at above is the exact moment that atoms form a covalent bond. It's the first time this intricate single-molecule transformation has been captured in the act. It's a breakthrough, it's informative, in many ways it's beautiful. And it was taken by sheer dumb luck. Read More >>

IBM Fools Around With Atoms and Makes a Rubbish Film

IBM has made a film. Only instead of hiring Gerard Butler and Helen Hunt to portray the potential for atom-level processor power, the tech company has organised actual individual atoms to create a stop motion stick boy story. Read More >>

The World's Tiniest Clock Is Made From Just One Atom

We've gotten pretty good at clocks. The nuclear clocks that exist right now are super accurate, so what more could you ask for? Something simpler. How about a clock that's just one, single atom? That's exactly what researchers just figured out how to make. Read More >>

The New Star Trek Is Beaming In Some Serious Atmos(phere)

Good news trekkers, trekkies, audiophiles and ciniphiles -- the next installment of J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot sounds AWESOME. Paramount Pictures announced today that Star Trek will add to the (short) roster of films which are optimised for the new Dolby Atmos system such as Brave and The Hobbit. Read More >>

Atom Crash Produces Hottest Man-Made Temperature Ever

An atom-smasher called the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) has just snagged a Guinness World Record for reaching the hottest man-made temperature ever—250,000 times hotter than the center of the sun. Read More >>


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