APS in the News - 2014

Charm Quark Mixing
January 2, 2014
New study of decaying charm quarks confirms 40 year old prediction.
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Sound Suspension
January 2, 2014
Physicists use sound to levitate, transport and rotate small objects.
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Time Traveler Search
January 3, 2014
A review of search terms fails to turn up prescient queries that could give Googling time travelers away.
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Seasonal Dark Matter Signals
January 6, 2014
The sun's interaction with dark matter may cause seasonal patterns not previously expected.
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Ball Lightning Fuel
January 9, 2014
A new study finds that ball lighting can be fueled by materials in soil.
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Time Machine Cloning
January 13, 2014
Certain types of hypothetical time machines could create perfect copies of anything.
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Fuzzy Physics
January 14, 2014
The quantum-to-classical transition may be partly explained by fuzziness that comes from choosing when and where to make a measurement.
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Optical Tweezer Mirror
January 22, 2014
Physicists have created a mirror out of tiny polystyrene particles held together by lasers.
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Sonic Brain Probe
January 23, 2014
Ultrasound provides a non-invasive way to stimulate neurons in different areas of the brain.
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Orbital Electron Movies
January 27, 2014
X-ray lasers may offer a new way to peek inside atoms.
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Energy Teleporter
January 29, 2014
Proposed experiment could teleport energy over long distances with entanglement.
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Scroll Curling
January 29, 2014
Revealing the reason the long edges of scrolls curl.
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Tracking Tweets
January 30, 2014
Physicists follow tweets to see how memes spread and compete in a social network.
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Nanoengine
February 3, 2014
An engine built of a single atom could be the smallest and most efficient possible.
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Black Hole Debate
February 5, 2014
Arguments heat up over the characteristics — and existence — of black holes.
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Borophene Contention
February 5, 2014
Groups disagree over the possibility that boron can form graphene-like sheets.
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Wrinkling Digits Explained
February 7, 2014
Physicists find out why your fingers and toes wrinkle in the bath.
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Fusion Advance
February 12, 2014
The National Ignition Facility has produced its highest fusion energy output to date.
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Curly Hair Shapes
February 14, 2014
Unraveling the everyday mystery of how hair curls.
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Artificial Graphene
February 17, 2014
An artificial graphene-like material built of semiconductor crystals could be tailored for different applications.
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Practical Quantum Encryption
February 17, 2014
New quantum encryption protocol doesn't require quantum memory.
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Finer Focus with Squeezed Light
February 20, 2014
Squeezed light enhances photonic force microscopy.
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Sterile Neutrino Hints
February 20, 2014
Clash between galaxy cluster observations and cosmic background radiation may imply fourth type of neutrino.
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Helical Spin in Quantum Wires
February 21, 2014
Nuclear and electron spins in a cold quantum wire may spontaneously form ordered states.
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Controlling Heat with Nanopillars
February 21, 2014
Nanoscopic pillars could prevent heat flow while leaving electricity unimpeded.
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Order in a Chicken Eye
February 24, 2014
Distribution of receptors in a chicken's retina shows characteristics of both crystals and liquids.
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Earthquake Lights
February 27, 2014
Experiments reveal a possible cause of flashes associated with earthquakes.
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Packing Polyhedrons
March 3, 2014
New systematic approach packs polyhedrons more efficiently.
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Novel Magnetic Material Made
March 4, 2014
Highly temperature sensitive magnetic material could transform computer hard drives and energy storage devices.
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Plant Math
March 5, 2014
Patterns in sunflowers are created by the plant hormone auxin.
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Building an Uncontrollable Bike
March 5, 2014
A bike/trike hybrid can be set up to be uncontrollable in the quest to explain how bikes and trikes work.
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Digging with a RoboClam
March 5, 2014
Robotic version of the Razor Clam digs swiftly and efficiently through aquatic silt.
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Heat-tuned Magnetism
March 5, 2014
Varying the temperature changes the properties of a newly developed material.
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Air-guided Laser
March 5, 2014
Short laser bursts turn columns of air into energy conduits.
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Single Molecule Diffraction
March 7, 2014
New X-ray diffraction technique that works on single organic molecules.
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Trick Rope Physics
March 7, 2014
Equation for a spinning lasso unraveled.
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Did Dark Matter Doom Dinos?
March 8, 2014
Physicists suggest dark matter played a role in dinosaurs' extinction.
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Icicle Atlas
March 10, 2014
A collection of icicle images aids in the pursuit of the physics of their formation.
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Bouncing Balls on Water
March 10, 2014
A toy ball that skips on water could lead to novel Naval projectiles.
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Night Neutrinos are Brighter
March 13, 2014
Solar neutrinos change flavor as they pass through the Earth, making detector signals stronger.
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Graphene Kirigami
March 14, 2014
Physicists take kirigami (paper-cutting art) to a new level with graphene.
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Physics of Tuning Out
March 14, 2014
Digital model demonstrates the inner ear can dampen background noises.
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Bouncing BEC
March 18, 2014
Ricocheting Bose Einstein condensates provide a measure of the Casimir-Polder force.
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Quantum Gravity Holdouts
March 19, 2014
Physicists turn to supergravity to solve quantum gravity theory troubles.
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Blocking Antibiotic Resistance
March 24, 2014
Mapping bacterial mutations could lead to better antibiotics.
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Quantum Internet
March 25, 2014
Quantum encryption could theoretically lead to an Internet that defies snoopers.
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Neutron Stars as Alloys
March 26, 2014
The crusts of neutron stars may have characteristics that resemble some terrestrial alloys.
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Tiniest Resonator Yet
March 31, 2014
Cantilevers only four molecules long could be used to sense individual atoms or molecules.
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How Does Antimatter Fall?
March 31, 2014
Proposed interferometer design could determine whether antimatter responds to gravity the same way matter does.
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Earthquake Deflection
April 6, 2014
A proposed earthquake cloak could shield cities from tremors by deflecting incoming energy.
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Dark Matter at the Galactic Center
April 7, 2014
Some gamma rays coming from the center of the Milky Way could result from the annihilation of dark matter particles.
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Big Bird Neutrino Detected
April 7, 2014
Physicists working on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have found the highest energy neutrino yet, and nicknamed it Big Bird.
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Ancient Universe Expansion Measured
April 8, 2014
Physicists have measured the rate of expansion of the universe 10.8 billion years ago with unprecedented precision.
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Migration and Biodiversity
April 9, 2014
A new model appears to explain the connection between animal migrations and the diversity of organisms in a population.
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Organic Encryption
April 10, 2014
The coupling between systems inside living organisms has inspired a novel encryption scheme.
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Quantum Origin of Time's Arrow
April 16, 2014
Quantum entanglement may explain why time moves in only one direction.
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Quantum Texts
April 16, 2014
Physicists are working to bring quantum key encryption to cell phones.
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Micro-macro Entanglement
April 16, 2014
Optomechanical resonators could be used entangle objects on macroscopic scales.
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Neutron Test of Dark Energy
April 18, 2014
Bouncing neutrons rule out some theories of the exotic origins of dark energy.
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Controlling Friction with Friction
April 22, 2014
Friction in one part of a system can be reduced by boosting friction elsewhere.
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Building Better Solar Cells
April 24, 2014
Recent advances may make thin film Cadmium Telluride solar cells competitive with silicon devices.
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Brittle Bird Flocks
April 24, 2014
Flocks of birds break up like a shattering solid when they encounter obstacles.
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Magnetic Election Model
April 24, 2014
Software developed to simulate magnetic materials can also predict the outcomes of US elections.
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Artificial Cell Division
April 25, 2014
Newly developed artificial cells can spontaneously divide.
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Gaseous Networks
April 28, 2014
Ultracold Rydberg gases obey the same sorts of rules that govern some wireless telecom networks.
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Fractal Black Hole Surfaces
April 28, 2014
Turbulence may cause the outer surface of black holes to become fractal.
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Dark Matter Comet Deflection
April 29, 2014
More comets could threaten the Earth when we pass through the galactic dark matter disk.
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Egyptian Friction Solution
May 1, 2014
Adding water to sand may have made sliding massive blocks for ancient pyramid construction easier.
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Hints of Internal Magnetar Field
May 2, 2014
Magnetar wobbling could be due to an internal magnetic field.
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Acoustic Tractor Beam
May 2, 2014
New acoustic tractor beam is the most powerful yet created.
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Time's Arrow Explained
May 2, 2014
Physicists show how psychology and thermodynamics combine to differentiate between the past and the future.
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Room Temperature Photon Trap
May 5, 2014
New theoretical analysis suggests that ultra-low temperatures aren't required for stopping light.
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Element 117 Confirmed
May 5, 2014
Ununseptium will be the next element to be named and added to the periodic table.
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Gravitational Waves and Earthquakes
May 7, 2014
Could gravitational waves induce detectable seismic signals?
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Building a Quantum Computer
May 15, 2014
Nearly all the components needed to build a true quantum computer now exist.
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Neutron Lifetime Conflict
May 15, 2014
Conflicting results in measurements of the neutron lifetime may point the way to exotic new physics.
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Precision Through Quantum Discord
May 16, 2014
Recently discovered quantum discord could improve quantum measurements and cryptography.
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Turning Light into Matter
May 19, 2014
Physicists propose a straightforward way of observing the conversion of light to matter.
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Lasers as Neurons
May 19, 2014
A tiny laser built up from thin layers of semiconductor can behave just like a biological neuron.
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Earthquake Cloaks
May 21, 2014
Seismic invisibility cloaks protect structures by hiding them from earthquakes.
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Quantum Navigation
May 26, 2014
Super-sensitive quantum accelerators could provide ultra-secure navigation.
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Giant Efimov States
May 29, 2014
An Efimov trimer consists of a tuned trio of particles in a state that can range from practically infinitesimal to infinite.
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Super Sensitive Thermometer
June 2, 2014
Temperature dependent light transmission leads to the most sensitive thermometer yet.
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Testing Equivalence
June 4, 2014
Matter-wave interferometer compares the free falling acceleration of different elements.
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How Powders Dissolve
June 5, 2014
Physicists delve into the science of dissolving powdered beverages and foods.
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Polariton Laser
June 5, 2014
Novel laser-like device exceeds laser efficiency by ditching optical pumping.
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COSY Confirms Tetraquarks
June 9, 2014
The Cooler Synchrotron (COSY) has confirmed the discovery of an exotic four-quark particle.
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Solar Wind Packs a Punch
June 11, 2014
New model explains how the solar wind might break through the Earth's magnetic field.
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Quantum Metrology
June 13, 2014
Improving sensitive measurements with quantum interferometry.
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Quantum Bridge
June 16, 2014
Researchers show how partners can use a shared quantum resource to improve their odds in the card game bridge.
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Superfluid Spacetime
June 18, 2014
Thinking of space and time as a liquid might help reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity.
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Cosmic Test of Quantum Mechanics
June 18, 2014
Proposed test of Bell's inequality to rely on photons from quasars or patches of the Cosmic Microwave Background.
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Entangled Clocks
June 18, 2014
A global network of entangled atomic clocks could lead to a new time standard.
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Hedging on BICEP2
June 19, 2014
BICEP2 collaborators have tempered their earlier claims of archaic gravitational wave detection.
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Improbable Universe
June 23, 2014
Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth.
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Laser Power Paradox
June 24, 2014
In some cases, increasing power to lasers can shut them off.
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DNA Packing
June 25, 2014
Repulsion helps viruses pack DNA rapidly.
Gray arrow Article: Physics World
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Light Fan Accelerator
June 25, 2014
Twisted light could accelerate electrons to near light speed.
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Crystal Heat Trap
July 1, 2014
A new theory explains how some crystals block the flow of heat.
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Foamy Physics
July 2, 2014
Exploring the science of beer foam.
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Planck and BICEP2 May Share Data
July 2, 2014
Scientists on rival studies of the early universe in discussion about working together.
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Cosmic Void Structure
July 7, 2014
A simple equation can describe large-scale bubbles that appear in the dark matter distributed throughout the Universe.
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Modeling Molecular Magnets
July 7, 2014
The complete magnetic properties of the prototype molecular magnet Mn12 have been modeled, for the first time.
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Revisiting EMF Risks
July 8, 2014
Is the New York Times irresponsibly raising the specter of extremely low frequency radio wave risks?
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The Big Bounce
July 9, 2014
Could BICEP2 and Planck data show signs that the Big Bang was a rebirth rather than a beginning?
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Gluon Spin in Protons
July 11, 2014
As much as half of a proton's spin may come from the gluons that hold it together.
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Diversity in Physics
July 14, 2014
Diversity is improving in physics academe, but there's still a long way to go.
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Squeezing Photons
July 15, 2014
By squeezing photons, physicists bridge discrete and continuous quantum regimes.
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Equivalence Principle Test
July 16, 2014
Spin-gravity coupling could provide a new test of the equivalence principle.
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LIGO's Future
July 16, 2014
LIGO is most likely on the verge of a detection of gravitational waves.
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Urban Physics
July 20, 2014
What can urban physics tell us about how cities work?
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Van Allen Accelerator
July 21, 2014
Space probes discover how the Van Allen Belt accelerates electrons.
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EM/Acoustic Medical Probes
July 22, 2014
Electromagnetically induced sheer waves in tissue can be acoustically imaged to monitor health.
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Modern Science Challenges
July 23, 2014
Science is a difficult and deeply human process that lurches toward an approximation of the truth.
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How Droplets Splash
July 28, 2014
New model describes liquid droplet splashing and spreading under a wide rage of conditions.
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Magnetic Fridge
July 28, 2014
Magnon theory suggests magnets could one day be at the heart of practical refrigerators.
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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.
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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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Optical Transistor Record
July 30, 2014
Two groups have developed optical transistors that can be controlled with a single photon.
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Monitoring Reactors with Neutrinos
August 4, 2014
Neutrinos could soon provide a means to remotely monitor reactors for production of weapons grade nuclear material.
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Cosmic Conundrums and Neutrinos
August 4, 2014
It's unlikely that massive neutrinos will reconcile conflicting cosmic measurements.
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FEL History
August 6, 2014
John Madey, 2012 APS Wilson Prize recipient, reflects on a lifetime of science and free electron laser development.
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Zipf's Law in a Fly's Eye
August 8, 2014
Zipf's ranking law explains signals in the optical neurons of a blowfly.
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Diamond Quantum Computer
August 11, 2014
Proposed computing architecture might lead to a scalable quantum computer based on the spins of nitrogen atoms embedded in diamond.
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Quantum Aid for AI
August 18, 2014
Decision-making capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) technology could be enhanced using quantum physics.
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Quantum Computer Cooling
August 25, 2014
Nanosized magnetic materials could cool computers with spin-carrying currents.
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Signs of Strange Baryons
August 25, 2014
Evidence builds for the existence of strange baryons.
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Micro-Crack Construction
August 29, 2014
Controlling microscopic cracking could lead to a new method for creating tiny patterns.
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Tetraquark Questions
August 29, 2014
Newly discovered particles have incited a fierce debate about matter at the quantum scale.
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Lithium Lacking in Big Bang
September 2, 2014
Almost all lithium-6 was produced well after the Big Bang – something that current theories of nucleosynthesis cannot explain.
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Hunting for Dark Energy
September 3, 2014
New approaches seek to nail down dark energy and discover how it might be accelerating the universe’s growth.
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Iran's Brain Drain Problem
September 4, 2014
Scientists are leaving Iran in droves, in part to avoid the fate suffered by imprisoned physicist Omid Kokabee.
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Gray arrow Prize: 2014 Andrei Sakharov

Measuring Wave Functions
September 8, 2014
A new technique radically speeds measurement of a quantum system's wave function.
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Turning Glass to Metal
September 9, 2014
Quartz glass can briefly take on metallic properties, when illuminated by a laser pulse.
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Quantum Photonic Chip
September 11, 2014
Physicists have created and manipulated entangled photons on a single chip.
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Cellphone Cryptography
September 12, 2014
Physicists create random number generators out of old cellphones for more secure encryption.
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Circadian Clock Evolution
September 12, 2014
Some circadian clocks optimize regularity and flexibility to adjust to day/night cycles.
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Neutrino Trident Solution
September 15, 2014
Neutrino scattering could explain discrepancies in measurements of muon spin.
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Doubly Magic Nickel
September 15, 2014
Experiments confirm that nickel-78, while rare, is surprisingly stable due to the number of protons and neutrons it contains.
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Subtle Dark Matter Hints
September 19, 2014
New Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer results are consistent with, but not proof of, cosmic rays from dark matter.
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Testing Special Relativity
September 19, 2014
Time dilation required by Special Relativity has been confirmed with a lithium ion experiment.
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BICEP2 Dust Up
September 22, 2014
Doubts increase about the startling discovery of ancient space-time ripples.
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Asymmetrical Life Explained?
September 25, 2014
The fact that most biochemical molecules are left-handed or right-handed could be due to electrons from nuclear decays in the early days of evolution.
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Curving Photons Considered
September 25, 2014
Even curving, counter-intuitive paths have to be considered when calculating photon trajectories.
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Quantum Compression
September 29, 2014
A quantum analog of data compression has been demonstrated for the first time.
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Galactic Neutrino Source
October 1, 2014
A recently detected high energy neutrino seems to have coincided with a brilliant x-ray flare emitted from center of our galaxy.
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Molecular Microphone
October 3, 2014
Physicists have turned a single molecule into a sensitive microphone.
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Snowflake Networks
October 3, 2014
Networks shaped like snowflakes are the ones that are easiest to fix when disaster strikes.
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Better Acoustic Imaging
October 7, 2014
Nonlinear acoustic imaging can reveal microscopic structure and mechanical damage in solid materials.
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Sterile Neutrino Search
October 7, 2014
Physicists have put new limits on the mass of the elusive sterile neutrino.
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Fusion Advance
October 10, 2014
Neutron flux from Sandia's Z machine heralds fusion advance.
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New Meson Discovered
October 12, 2014
A newly discovered meson, built of a charm anti-quark and a strange quark, could deepen our understanding of the strong force.
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Quantum Steering Achieved
October 14, 2014
Experimental realization of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering game demonstrates quantum non-locality.
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Retrial for Kokabee
October 16, 2014
After four years in prison, physicist Omid Kokabee has been granted a retrial by the Iranian Supreme Court.
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Quantum Security
October 20, 2014
Researchers take a step closer to realizing a device-independent quantum cryptography protocol.
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Midterm Election Blues
October 21, 2014
November vote is unlikely to break a political stalemate that has squeezed research funding.
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Moth Mating Maneuvers
October 22, 2014
Physicists determine how a moth can track pheromones to their source.
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Quantum Amplifier
October 22, 2014
The Josephson travelling-wave parametric amplifier could boost signals in quantum circuits.
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Digging Up Dark Matter Data
October 24, 2014
Old data may provide new clues about the identity of dark matter.
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Microscopic Robots
October 24, 2014
Walking molecular machines could someday travel through our bodies to deliver drugs or detect disease.
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Novel Light Control
October 27, 2014
Interactions in a dense vapor of quantum emitters can manipulate the properties of the light.
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From WIMP to SIMP
October 30, 2014
Strongly Interacting Massive Particles (SIMPs) may solve problems that weakly interacting WIMPs can't explain.
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QM from a Classical Multiverse
October 31, 2014
Does quantum mechanics arise from the interactions among many classical universes existing in parallel?
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Space Weather Insights
October 29, 2014
Plasma physicists uncover the science of space weather.
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Dark Fate for the Universe
November 3, 2014
Is dark energy feeding on dark matter, potentially leading to a cold, empty universe?
Gray arrow Article: Voice of America
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

Gravity and the Arrow of Time
November 5, 2014
Gravity may explain why time never runs backward.
Gray arrow Article: Wired
Gray arrow Viewpoint: Physics

Multiverse Breakdown
November 7, 2014
A look at the history and current status of multiverse hypotheses.
Gray arrow Article: Wired
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

Wings on a Liquid Jet
November 10, 2014
A high-speed fluid jet can form multiple arch-like wings when hitting a solid surface.
Gray arrow Article: PhysOrg
Gray arrow Focus: Physics

Higgs Discovery Doubts
November 10, 2014
Some physicists suggest the recently detected Higgs boson may actually have been a techni-Higgs built of other particles.
Gray arrow Article: International Business Times
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review D

Beer Tapping Physics
November 12, 2014
Annoying party trick may provide geophysical insights.
Gray arrow Article: Science Now
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

Quantum Algorithm Tested
November 14, 2014
An old algorithm showing the benefits of quantum mechanics to solve certain problems has finally been run on a quantum computer.
Gray arrow Article: Science News
Gray arrow Synopsis: Physics

Galactic Neutrino Factory
November 14, 2014
The Milky Way’s super-massive black hole appears to be a major source of neutrinos.
Gray arrow Article: Astronomy Now
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review D

How Gravity Saved the Universe
November 20, 2014
Gravity may have prevented the universe from collapsing immediately after the Big Bang.
Gray arrow Article: Sci-News.com
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

Artificial Magnetic Fields
November 20, 2014
Quantum mechanics may allow bizarre types of magnetic fields.
Gray arrow Article: PhysOrg
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

Atomic Wristwatch
November 20, 2014
Portable, stable atomic clocks may soon be small enough to fit in your pocket or on your wrist.
Gray arrow Article: Jagran Post
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review A

Thermal/Electric Invisibility Cloak
November 21, 2014
A new invisibility cloak simultaneously works for heat flow and electrical current.
Gray arrow Article: PhysOrg
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

Life Possible in only 10% of Galaxies
November 24, 2014
Gamma ray bursts could render 90% of galaxies barren of complex life.
Gray arrow Article: Science Now
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

How Termite Mounds Breathe
November 25, 2014
Physicists deconstruct ventilation in massive termite mounds.
Gray arrow Article: Boston Globe
Gray arrow Abstract: DFD Meeting 2014

Whisky Residue Patterns
November 24, 2014
Photographer and physicists cooperate to figure out the fluid dynamics behind patterns left in whisky glasses.
Gray arrow Article: Smithsonian Magazine
Gray arrow Abstract: DFD Meeting 2014

Sloppy Drinking Dogs
November 25, 2014
New analysis shows why dogs are sloppier than cats when drinking water from a dish.
Gray arrow Article: Time
Gray arrow Abstract: DFD Meeting 2014

Espresso in Space
November 26, 2014
Specially designed space cup could let astronauts sip their espresso in style aboard the ISS.
Gray arrow Article: CNET
Gray arrow Abstract: DFD Meeting 2014

Extending Quantum Key Distribution
December 1, 2014
Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution (MDIQKD) leads to extended and more secure quantum encryption.
Gray arrow Article: PhysOrg
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

Liquid Film Motor
December 1, 2014
Electric fields create striking patterns in soap films.
Gray arrow Article: New Scientist
Gray arrow Video: 2014 DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion

Blasting Ink Drops
December 1, 2014
Studying laser-driven explosions of ink droplets could lead to faster computers.
Gray arrow Article: Science News
Gray arrow Video: 2014 DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion

The Hidden World of Liquids
December 4, 2014
A collection of videos reveal common, but rarely seen, fluid physics phenomena.
Gray arrow Article: BBC News
Gray arrow Gallery: 2014 DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion

Remote Gas Detector
December 7, 2014
A new terahertz detector can identify trace gases up to a kilometer away.
Gray arrow Article: Design & Trend
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Applied

Gamma Ray Extinction
December 8, 2014
Could stellar gamma-ray bursts have caused mass extinctions in Earth's past?
Gray arrow Article: Live Science
Gray arrow Focus: Physics

Tabletop Accelerator Record
December 10, 2014
Electron accelerator reaches 4.5 GeV in only nine centimeters.
Gray arrow Article: UPI
Gray arrow Viewpoint: Physics

X-Rays from Dark Matter?
December 12, 2014
Scientists may have discovered a dark matter signal in the X-rays from two bright objects in the sky.
Gray arrow Article: LA Times
Gray arrow Viewpoint: Physics

People as Particles
December 14, 2014
A universal law for the interaction of pedestrians in a crowd accurately captures human behavior.
Gray arrow Article: Boston Globe
Gray arrow Focus: Physics

Fibonacci's Quasiparticle
December 15, 2014
Unusual quasiparticles could lead to topological quantum computers.
Gray arrow Article: PhysOrg
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review Letters

Pavlovian Computer Circuits
December 15, 2014
New transistor design emulates the mind's plasticity.
Gray arrow Article: Inside Science News Service
Gray arrow Synopsis: Physics

Higgs/Antimatter Connection
December 17, 2014
The Higgs boson may help to partially explain our universe’s apparent lack of antimatter.
Gray arrow Article: Discovery News
Gray arrow Abstract: Physical Review D