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Understanding the Nanoscale

Nobel Laureates Heinrich Rohrer and Gerd Binnig who created the scanning tunneling microscope and won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986. Gadolinium on Niobium The upper image is a topograph of three gadolinium atoms on a niobium surface. The lower image is a simultaneously acquired map of the conductance in the sample. Courtesy: IBM [...]

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Through the Cosmic Wind Towards Deep Space

In the L.A. Times yesterday,  there was an update on Voyager 1 which launched over 30 years ago and is getting very close to the edge of our solar system.  Not only is that amazing – but Voyager 1 has traveled further than “any human-made object ever has” !!  From Caltech, Ed Stone has been [...]

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