from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One trillionth (10-12) of a second.
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- n. An SI unit of time equal to 10−12 seconds.
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- n. one trillionth (10^-12) of a second; one thousandth of a nanosecond
The reaction event proper is a molecular drama that takes place under an exceedingly short time span - of the order of a millionth of a millionth of a second - times scientists refer to as a "picosecond".
These electrons have to be captured in less than a picosecond, which is less than one trillionth of a second, "Kempa says.
These electrons have to be captured in less than a picosecond, which is less than one trillionth of a second, "he added.
For those whose brains have not instantly combusted at the concept, the rise of the picosecond prompts an obvious question: why on Earth which spins at a rate of 460 meters a second is it necessary to trade so fast?
Put another way, a picosecond is to one second what one second is to 31,700 years.
Just when you thought high-speed cash equities trading could not get any faster, trading geeks have thrown a new concept into the mix: the picosecond.
The milli - to picosecond time scales gave important information on chemical reactions.
I guess in the world of twitter and fifteen picosecond attention spans, even thirty seconds of work is too much for io9.
An ultrawideband electromagnetic pulse transmitter initiated by a picosecond laser
This can be perfectly done since you trigger the light at the electronics and they have to travel the same length of wire not violating the speed of light but once reached the light the series of appears to be triggered faster than the speed of light provide you put a very tine picosecond or lower delay for each light trigger.
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