Image of a single suspended atom nabs science photography prize

A university student named David Nadlinger has won the top prize in a science photography contest held by UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council after capturing a photo of a single atom. The photo, titled “Single Atom in an Ion Trap” shows a single atom suspended in midair. It was captured using a standard […]

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How the private space industry could take over lower Earth orbit — and make money off it

The Trump administration wants to end direct NASA funding for the International Space Station by 2025 — but that doesn’t necessarily mean the US will stop sending people into orbit around Earth by then. Instead, NASA hopes to transition the domain of lower Earth orbit, where the space station resides, to the commercial space industry […]

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