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Star Sound
March 26, 2015
Laboratory plasmas at conditions akin to stellar surfaces produce distinctive ultra-high frequency sounds
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Quantum/Classical Transition
March 25, 2015
Researchers track the transition from quantum to classical behavior in optical systems.
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Cosmological Collapse
March 23, 2015
New calculations suggest the universe is on the brink of collapse, but it will take tens of billions of years.
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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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Weart Spencer R. Weart
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