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How Fish Feel
March 18, 2015
Physicists investigate the structure and function of the lateral line in fish.
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Metamirror Selectively Reflects
March 16, 2015
Metamaterial mirror reflects at a selected angle and only responds to radiation of a specific frequency.
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Gravitational Casimir Effect
March 16, 2015
The gravitational version of the Casimir effect could test quantum gravity theories and perhaps detect gravitons
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Fusion Breakthrough
March 15, 2015
An attempt to quiet fusion plasmas offers a promising method for extracting energy from fusion reactors.
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