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How to Squeeze a Rock Like the Center of a Planet
Scientists shared research at SHOCK22, an APS conference about materials under pressure.
For Agile Flight, Just Add Feathers
Humble feathers called “coverts” could inspire new designs for aircraft wings.
Computer Simulations Uncover How Barnacles Slow Down Ships
The critters force boats to burn more fuel—and create more emissions.
Scientists Create New Way to Predict Rogue Waves in Crossing Sea Conditions
“Rogue” waves—unusual and enormous—pose a threat to ships.
The Newest Quantum Frontier: Building a Skilled Workforce
Education in quantum mechanics has lagged for years. Experts are trying to change this.
This Month in Physics History
September 2002: Schön Scandal Report is Released
How to Build a Crisis Management Plan for Your Career
Jobs can end abruptly, as COVID showed. To cope then, prepare now.
The APS Topical Group on Hadronic Physics
Studying the strong force? You need a strong community.
Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction Touts Achievements
100 colloquia and 4,000 attendees later, the coalition counts its successes.
The Back Page
Teachers Have Great Careers. People Think Otherwise Because of Bad Data.
FYI: Science Policy News From AIP
What Projects Should Nuclear Physics Prioritize in the Next 10 Years?
Chips and Science Bill Isn’t Enough. America Needs to Retain Its International Students.
Without talent from abroad, the CHIPS Act will have been in vain.
Should We Build Quantum Computers at All?
A Q&A with Emma McKay, quantum physicist turned quantum skeptic.
Danielle Buggé Wants High Schoolers to “Fail Productively” in Physics
An interview with the 2022 PhysTEC Teacher of the Year.
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