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Tabletop Accelerator Record
December 10, 2014
Electron accelerator reaches 4.5 GeV in only nine centimeters.
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Gamma Ray Extinction
December 8, 2014
Could stellar gamma-ray bursts have caused mass extinctions in Earth's past?
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Remote Gas Detector
December 7, 2014
A new terahertz detector can identify trace gases up to a kilometer away.
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The Hidden World of Liquids
December 4, 2014
A collection of videos reveal common, but rarely seen, fluid physics phenomena.
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Congressional Budget Bill Avoids Drastic Cuts to ScienceCongressional Budget Avoids Drastic Cuts to Science
Funding for physical science research fared relatively well in the big federal omnibus-spending bill passed by Congress.
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APS HonorsCongratulations to New 2014 APS Fellows
APS fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers for exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.
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APS Members and Council Vote Yes on Corporate ReformAPS Members and Council Vote Yes on Corporate Reform
APS's new Constitution & Bylaws were adopted in an overwhelming member vote and unanimous council vote.
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President Obama has nominated physicist and former defense department official Ashton Carter to be secretary of defense.
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APS News DecemberAPS News December
In this issue: APS March Meeting preview, Q&A with an Interstellar science advisor, the outlook for science after the congressional changeover, and more.
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APS HonorsBenefactor Jay Jones Funds New APS Medal
A $2 million donation by Jay Jones has made the APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research possible. The first $50,000 award will be presented in 2016.
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Gallery of Fluid Motion2014 Gallery of Fluid Motion Winners Announced
The APS Division of Fluid Dynamics has announced the winning videos from this year's Gallery of Fluid Motion.
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Retiring Representative Rush Holt to Take Helm at AAAS Retiring Representative Rush Holt to Take Helm at AAAS
Colleagues and supporters spoke fondly of physicist-turned-congressman Rush Holt (D-N.J.) at a congressional farewell party cohosted by APS.
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vote APS Members Vote Yes on Corporate Reform
Members of APS voted to adopt new Articles of Incorporation and a revised Constitution & Bylaws. Of members who voted, 94.1% voted in favor of governance changes, while 5.9% were opposed.
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APS March Meeting 2015


March 2-6, 2015
San Antonio, TX
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2015 APS Polymer Physics Prize Recipient

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University of Wisconsin


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