Author Archives: rberkowitz

Mars smiles for InSight’s cameras

We look forward to learning more about Mars as InSight’s scientific operations commence. Continue reading

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Father of optical trapping awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Optical tweezers have endured as an invaluable laboratory tool for manipulating molecules and other small particles. Continue reading

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Molecular Microscope Lets Scientists Peer inside Single Cells

The new technology can identify proteins that distinguish healthy cells from diseased ones.   Continue reading

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Detecting Fog Using Signals from Cell-Phone Towers

A novel technique can predict foggy conditions an hour before they appear. Continue reading

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Soot formation: A new mechanism for an old problem

Gaseous hydrocarbons may cluster into sooty particles through a chain reaction. Continue reading

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A compelling mechanism for soot formation

Gaseous hydrocarbons may cluster into soot through a chain reaction. Continue reading

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Ants know the secret to avoiding traffic jams

In a confined environment, ants divide labor to optimize nest excavation. Continue reading

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When the ants go marching in

Ants in a confined environment divide labor to optimize excavation. Continue reading

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Semiconductor crystals achieve record thermal conductivity

The synthesis of low-defect boron arsenide crystals could reduce overheating in electronic devices. Continue reading

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“Strange” cuprate superconducting behavior motivates need for new models

Researchers have discovered a new property of cuprates above the superconducting temperature. Continue reading

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