Author Archives: rberkowitz

Untangling Neurons with Scattered Light

Light-scattering measurements and high-performance computing enable mapping of complex nerve fiber organizations in the brain.  Continue reading

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Monitoring Volcanic Eruptions Using Lightning

Volcanologist Alexa Van Eaton explains the origins of electrical activity in volcanic ash plumes and why it sometimes leads to detectable lightning. Continue reading

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Some Granular Columns Weigh Too Much

Particles packed inside a cylinder can experience a downward force from the walls, resulting in an apparent weight increase.  Continue reading

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Spin Transport in Nonmagnetic Materials

Interactions between electron spins and acoustic lattice vibrations in a nonmagnetic material could generate a spin current over a long distance.  Continue reading

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Rare nuclear transition provides evidence for stellar explosion mechanism

With its higher-than-expected propensity to capture electrons, neon could drive some stars’ thermonuclear death.  Continue reading

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Tracking Forces with Sound

Acoustic emission from a ruptured liquid film reveals the forces that drive the liquid’s flow. Continue reading

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A broad acoustic bandwidth helps listeners understand fragmented speech

High-frequency audibility is critical for understanding speech in crowded social settings. Continue reading

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Rare nuclear transition provides evidence for supernova mechanism

With its higher-than-expected propensity to capture electrons, neon could drive some stars’ thermonuclear death. Continue reading

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Observing Metabolic Pathways in Action

Enhancing biological and renewable energy research by developing advanced molecular imaging capabilities. Continue reading

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Broad bandwidth helps listeners understand fragmented speech

High-frequency audibility is singled out as essential for comprehension in crowded settings. Continue reading

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