• This Photo Shows a Single Atom

    From corvid@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jan 20 20:12:18 2022
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/photo-single-atom-223600812.html

    Atoms aren't so small.

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  • From Anthony William Sloman@21:1/5 to corvid on Thu Jan 20 23:02:53 2022
    On Friday, January 21, 2022 at 3:12:26 PM UTC+11, corvid wrote:
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/photo-single-atom-223600812.html

    Atoms aren't so small.

    They are quite small. The photo isn't showing a "single atom". It is showing optical photons emitted from what is claimed to be a single strontium atom, and the size of the dot is defined by the quality of the photographic system that generated the image,
    rather than any feature of the source.

    You can use a high voltage electron microscope to image single atom on a surface composed a of a bunch of similar atoms, but we've been able to do that for ages.

    --
    Bill Sloman, Sydney

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  • From Phil Allison@21:1/5 to covid on Fri Jan 21 04:26:26 2022
    covid wrote:
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    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/photo-single-atom-223600812.html

    Atoms aren't so small.


    ** The obviously fake pic won a " photographic " comp - not a science award.

    Funny how every news story covering the pic contains the exact same bullshit words.
    Copy & paste.
    All journos ever do these days.

    Journo = " media greaser".



    ..... Phil

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  • From corvid@21:1/5 to Phil Allison on Fri Jan 21 08:44:10 2022
    On 1/21/22 04:26, Phil Allison wrote:
    covid wrote: ===============

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/photo-single-atom-223600812.html

    Atoms aren't so small.

    ** The obviously fake pic won a " photographic " comp - not a
    science award.

    Lissen, I got a Retina Display. There it is.

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