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Tractor Beam Tech
July 30, 2014
Acoustic tractor beam sets a new record for moving macroscopic objects.
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Higgs and W Bosons
July 28, 2014
Even if the LHC hadn't found it, effects of the Higgs particle can be seen in rare W boson interactions.
Gray arrow Article: Live Science
Gray arrow Abstract: Forthcoming Physical Review Letters

Magnetic Fridge
July 28, 2014
Magnon theory suggests magnets could one day be at the heart of practical refrigerators.
Gray arrow Article: UPI
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

How Droplets Splash
July 28, 2014
New model describes liquid droplet splashing and spreading under a wide rage of conditions.
Gray arrow Article: Inside Science News Service
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