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Ultra-fast Light Pulses can Now be Sculptured

Ultra-fast Light Pulses can Now be Sculptured

What will it feel like if we are able to mold the light pulses in whatever way we want? Scientists have figured out a novel way to do so. Researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) joined forces with each other to come up with a compact…

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Astrocomb will Significantly Improve the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Astrocomb will Significantly Improve the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The search for Earth-like planets will get a massive boost with the addition of Astrocomb in the planet-hunting telescope. The researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a customized frequency comb that is much more precise than the preceding technology. Astrocomb uses a spectrograph at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope to make…

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Models of Earth could be Improved by using Atomic Clocks

Models of Earth could be Improved by using Atomic Clocks

The latest development, at NIST, on Atomic Clocks might result in a redefinition of Second, the international unit of time. A clock device that uses an Electron Transition Frequency in the Optical, Ultraviolet, and Microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum of atoms for its timekeeping element is called an Atomic Clock. They are the most…

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