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Single Atom in an Ion Trap | Photo by David Nadlinger/University of Oxford/EPSRC/PAA photo of a single trapped atom has won the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) science photography contest. The image, which is titled "Single Atom in an Ion Trap," was taken by David Nadlinger of the University of Oxford. Showcased in the image is single positively-charged strontium atom
The top prize in an annual science photography competition run by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK has been taken out by a remarkable image of a single atom. The competition, in its fifth year, received over 100 entries that highlight the breadth and beauty in the worlds of science and engineering...Continue Reading Butterfly wings, micro-bubbles and pl
A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. The photo is titled “Single Atom in an Ion Trap” and was shot by David Nadlinger of the University of Oxford.The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK today announced the winning photos of its national scienc
On this day ten years ago, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Columbus Laboratory was launched into orbit, safely nestled in the mammoth cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis. In the decade that has followed its integration with the International Space Station (ISS), Columbus has become an invaluable asset to the agency, allowing astronauts to conduct research that benefits people living bot
The folks at WIRED have put together a great video for the science nerds among us—and I do have a feeling there are a few. The video, which is part of WIRED's Dot Physics series, explains the physics behind drone flight; in other words: how that new DJI Mavic Air and quadcopters like it are able to hover, move in three dimensions, and rotate all by changing the speed at which various propellers s
From the emotional nostalgia that certain smells can evoke to some odd recent research suggesting weight gain could be connected to smelling food, our olfactory system plays a part in some remarkable neurological functions. Now a new study from researchers at the University of British Columbia has revealed that the scent of a person's partner can tangibly reduce feelings of stress and literal
2017 was a busy year for science. From the bottom of the world to the bottom of the sea, new discoveries popped up all over the place. Researchers got new tools, doctors got new medicines, and tables were laid with new foods. Meanwhile, the ultimate shut-ins got their first glimmer of freedom and we learned who really will inherit the Earth. So let's look back at the highlights of this year i
The technology and science history auction year drew to a close last week with major auctions in London and New York by Christies and Sotheby's and both auctions contained some important and spectacular specimens of mankind's most important discoveries. ..Continue Reading Dazzling finale to the science & technology auction yearCategory: CollectiblesTags: Christie's Collecting
Ben Weber, a data scientist with experience at Microsoft, Twitch, and EA, highlights some recommendations for building highly-effective data science teams. ...
NASA's Webb Space Telescope has got into the selfie scene. As part of the telescope's extensive cryogenic testing, NASA engineers had the giant instrument snap an image of itself that was used to test the alignment of the individual primary mirror segments and how they interact with the spacecraft's intricate optical systems...Continue Reading Webb Space Telescope snaps a selfie for scienceCa


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