This is the world’s most accurate clock — for now, anyways
Aug11

This is the world’s most accurate clock — for now, anyways

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) — Earlier this year, in a nondescript lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, a new clock laid claim to the title of world’s most accurate. At its heart, a single positively charged aluminum ion, trapped in electromagnetic fields and cooled to near absolute zero, sets the clock’s “tick-tock.” The ion has been shaped...

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Russian media agency complains YouTube facilitates protests
Aug11

Russian media agency complains YouTube facilitates protests

Russia’s media oversight agency is demanding that Google take actions to stop its YouTube subsidiary from allowing users to send information about unsanctioned demonstrations. The move by the agency Roskomnadzor comes after weeks of demonstrations in Moscow over the exclusion of some opposition and independent politicians from the Russian capital’s city council ballot. More than 200 people were reported arrested Saturday...

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