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Archive for April, 2015

Why small colleges (like Otterbein!) are great for college students

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Lots of great points in this article, including the perhaps counter-intuitive one that there is often a greater opportunity for meaningful research experiences at small institutions than at large, research-oriented universities.

Written by David Robertson

April 23rd, 2015 at 10:17 am

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Heavy.

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Written by Nathaniel Tagg

April 17th, 2015 at 10:18 am

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Rubidium atoms cooled to new record low temperature

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A cloud of Rb atoms in a Stanford physics lab has become the coldest stuff on Earth.  At about 50 trillionths of a kelvin (50 pK), the atoms’ temperature was roughly ten times smaller than the previous record.

Read the abstract of the paper in Physical Review Letters here.

Written by David Robertson

April 15th, 2015 at 10:27 am

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