IBM Using Super Quiet Rooms for New Nano Research
Whether you realize it or not, the world is permeated with thousands of tiny vibrations from hundreds of sources all the time. For most, this tends not to matter; these things just fade into the background noise of everyday life. When doing research on the exceptionally small, however, anything and everything can interfere.
IBM has finished its first noise-free laboratories at the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology centers in Zurich, Switzerland. The new labs are shielding the chip manufacturer's microscopes from just about anything -- EMF, stray vibrations and more.
Cnet has the full story, as well some exceptional photos of the lab.