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Stars and Stripes
At the movies: through July 17
Atsugi THU: Wall-E, 2 p.m. ; 22 Jump Street, 6 p.m. FRI: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 7 p.m. ; 22 Jump Street, 10 p.m. SAT: Maleficent, 2 p.m.; Earth to Echo, 5 p.m.; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 10 p.m. SUN: Maleficent, 2 p.m.; Earth to Echo, 5 p.m.; The Fault in Our Stars, 8 p.m. MON: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2 p.m. ; Dawn of the ... (more)
The atomically precise manufacture of quantum dots
One of the iconic milestones in the history of nanotechnology was the 1989 feat by Eigler and Schweizer at IBM of using an STM to arrange 35 xenon atoms on a nickel surface to spell IBM .
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Researchers create quantum dots with single-atom precision
A team of physicists from the Paul-Drude-Institut fur Festkorperelektronik in Berlin, Germany, NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Atsugi, Japan, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has used a scanning tunneling microscope to create quantum dots with identical, deterministic sizes.