The Schrödinger Equation makes an unlikely appearance at the astronomical scale _Caltech
Scientists from the Chair of Laser Physics and the Chair of Applied Physics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in switching on a current with a desired direction in graphene using a single laser pulse within a femtosecond – a femtosecond corresponds to the millionth part of a billionth of a second. This is more than a thousand times faster compared to the most efficient transistors today.
A high-tech version of an old-fashioned balance scale at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just brought scientists a critical step closer toward a new and improved definition of the kilogram. _NIST
– It is now easier to investigate space chemistry on Earth as well. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in Heidelberg have conducted initial experiments in a unique electrostatic storage ring for ultra-cold molecules, in which they reproduce the conditions found in space.