Custom Copper “Headphones” Boost Atomic Radio Reception 100x

[ad_1] Copper “headphones” boost the sensitivity of NIST’s atomic radio receiver, which is composed of a gas of cesium atoms prepared in a special state inside the glass container. When an antenna located above the setup sends down a radio signal, the headphones boost the strength of the received signal a hundredfold. Credit: NIST Scientists […]

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Everyday Plastic Products – Such As Coffee Cups – Release Trillions of Microscopic Particles Into Water

[ad_1] NIST researchers analyzed single-use beverage cups, such as coffee cups, which can release trillions of nanoparticles, or tiny plastic particles, from the inner lining of the cup when the water is heated. Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST Plastics are all around us, whether it’s the grocery bags we use at the supermarket or household items such […]

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Urbanization Linked to Poor Ecological Knowledge, Less Environmental Action

[ad_1] Many residents living along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard whom researchers surveyed about their understanding of coastal ecosystems displayed one of two lines of thought. People exhibiting linear thinking saw the relationships between different aspects of their environment as going in one direction, while systems thinkers captured the concept of two-way relationships more often. Credit: […]

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First Complete Human Genome Improves DNA Sequencing and Strengthens Genetic Analysis

[ad_1] Alongside the newly updated human genome, which fills in long-standing gaps to fully spell out the more than 3 billion letters that compose our genetic code, a separate companion study has shown it can serve as an accurate template that improves our DNA sequencing capabilities by leaps and bounds.  A group within the Telomere-to-Telomere […]

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