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SYNOPSIS: OPTICAL CLOCKS JOIN THE HUNT FOR DARK MATTER

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), gio 12 novembre 2020 November 12, 2020• Physics 13, s145 Researchers use precise clocks and an extremely stable optical cavity to find new constraints on how the dilaton, a hypothesized dark matter particle, interacts with ordinary matter. Hanacek/NIST Hanacek/NIST × Optical clocks and optical cavities can......
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VIEWPOINT: TICKING TOWARD A NUCLEAR CLOCK

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), mar 29 settembre 2020 September 28, 2020• Physics 13, 152 The high-precision measurement of a nuclear transition of a thorium isotope is a key step towards the development of a nuclear optical clock. P. G. Thirolf et al., Ann. Phys. 531, (2019). Figure 1: Artist’s rendition......
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TRESK REGULATES BRAIN TO TRACK TIME USING SUNLIGHT AS ITS CUE

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(AGENPARL) – WORCESTER (MASSACHUSETTS), lun 14 settembre 2020 Research from the University of Kent has found that TRESK, a calcium regulated two-pore potassium channel, regulates the brain’s central circadian clock to differentiate behaviour between day and night. It was previously understood that the brain’s circadian clock, otherwise known as the......
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HISTORIC CLOCK GETS MUCH NEEDED PRESERVATION WORK

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (DC), mer 02 settembre 2020 The Rock Island District’s historic clock, which sits atop the Clock Tower in the District’s headquarters building, is undergoing a significant preservation effort, not completed since 1950. The Clock Tower building is on the National Register of Historic Places and its original......

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