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Wind Farms Perform Under Pressure

Simulations show that negative wind shear can reduce the power output of wind farms. Continue reading

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Disordered Systems Mimic Genetic Evolution

A bacterial genome’s evolution under changing drug concentrations displays effects of memory formation and mimics how disordered solids respond to external forces. Continue reading

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Interaction Detection with Attosecond Perfection

Mina Bionta explores how light interacts with matter by capturing snapshots of those interactions on the timescale of the light’s oscillations. Continue reading

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Strobing Light Shapes Atomic Array

An optical tweezer with a stroboscopic twist can trap cold atoms in lattices
of all shapes. Continue reading

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New telescopes seek the cosmic dark ages

Radio astronomers look to far-flung locations to detect low-frequency signals that emanate from the ancient universe. Continue reading

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New Cavity Design Soaks Up More Rays

When placed in a lens-and-mirror trap, a weakly absorbing material can capture light from nearly all directions. Continue reading

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Icy Resonance

Ice sheets amplify clues from Iceland’s hidden volcanoes. Continue reading

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Water Droplets Shape-Shift on the ISS

Experiments in zero gravity show how a static droplet oscillates on a vibrating hydrophobic surface. Continue reading

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Star No More

New forecasting approaches could help users of ground-based telescopes predict when the atmosphere will most blur incoming light, allowing them to better remove the effect. Continue reading

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Quantum Thermal Transistor Amplifies Heat Currents

A three-qubit transistor design offers a way to manipulate the system’s heat flow by hitting one of the qubits with a laser. Continue reading

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