Chances are wherever you are right now, you probably think that you’re firmly planted on solid ground. Arguably, that ground you’re on might be described as “still”. While to most of us, the ground is actually still, it’s nowhere near still enough to conduct some of the world’s most sensitive atomic experiments.
Footsteps, cars, construction – all these activities cause the ground we’re on to vibrate ever so slightly. This requires some creative engineering to create laboratories that are physically some of the stillest places on earth so that proper scientific atomic research can be carried out. Take a look at the video below from the SciShow as they discuss just what it takes to create the stillest rooms on earth.