How Vision Helps Cyclists Communicate in a Pack

bikee.jpgRiders in a peloton benefit more from the eyes of their peers than from a neighbor’s drag reduction.  Read more in Scientific American…

 

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Mineral measurements could explain mantle seismology

mantle.jpgA predicted phase transition shows up in high-pressure experiments. Read more in Physics Today…

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Satellites glimpse the microphysics of magnetic reconnection

media_sizes_full_figure1In situ measurements capture a nonturbulent, efficient reconnection event on Earth’s nightside. Read more in Physics Today…

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Satellites reveal the microphysics of magnetic reconnection

Lmedia_sizes_full_figure1aminar electron dynamics drive reconnection on the side of Earth away from the Sun.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Mars smiles for InSight’s cameras

Wmars.jpge look forward to learning more about Mars as InSight’s scientific operations commence.  Read more at SPIE Newsroom…

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

Steve Chu and Art Ashkin 1985.jpgOptical tweezers have endured as an invaluable laboratory tool for manipulating molecules and other small particles. Read more in Physics Today…

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Molecular Microscope Lets Scientists Peer inside Single Cells

sciam2.jpgThe new technology can identify proteins that distinguish healthy cells from diseased ones.  Read more in Scientific American…

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Detecting Fog Using Signals from Cell-Phone Towers

airplane.pngA novel technique can predict foggy conditions an hour before they appear.  Read more in Scientific American…

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Soot formation: A new mechanism for an old problem

st-gilesGaseous hydrocarbons may cluster into sooty particles through a chain reaction.  Read more in Physics Today…

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A compelling mechanism for soot formation

media_sizes_full_figure1-8Gaseous hydrocarbons may cluster into soot through a chain reaction.  Read more in Physics Today…

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