Extreme Measures | Science News

Be a Champion for Science

Get your subscription to

Science News when you join.


Extreme Measures

Atom interferometry's precision could make it the Swiss Army knife of physics

9:38am, February 12, 2008

In spring 2010, the military plans to embark on a road trip across the country to test a new way of navigating. Instead of taking a path marked by a dog-eared road atlas, a compass, or even global positioning satellites, the vehicle will follow one mapped by supercold cesium atoms.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join the Society today or Log in.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News