Physical Model of Skull Growth

skullpicA model predicts skull growth patterns based on mechanical effects, rather than biology, and could help surgeons treating patients with head growth problems.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Eelgrass declines pose a mystery

Eelgrass_AlkiBeach_LisaFerrierScientists want to know why eelgrass is on the decline in some areas of Puget Sound and not others. The answer will affect future strategies for protecting one of the ecosystem’s most critical saltwater plants.  Read more in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound…

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Proposed magnetometer design could measure atomic-scale properties

Screen Shot 2017-06-12 at 09.17.22.pngProposed technique uses probe’s magnetic field to induce measurable response in materials whose magnetic properties only occur internally at the atomic scale. Read more in MRS Bulletin (Vol 42 Issue 6)…

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Black carbon in Antarctica

bcarbonSpectral and chemical measurements highlight the local effects of pollutants on the albedo of Antarctic snow. Read more in Physics Today…

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Pinpointing the Culprit

cytofHow scientists are using CyTOF, or Cytometry by Time of Flight, to identify immune cell subsets. Read more at The Scientist…

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Making Shear Waves for Ultrasonic Imaging

e57_1.pngNew filter allows shear waves to be produced efficiently, which could lead to higher resolution ultrasound images. Read more in APS Physics Focus

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Sustainable manufacturing conference in South Africa highlights importance of materials

P1201382.JPGFor sustainable materials processing methods to help counter our growing population’s demand for ‘stuff’, they need to be affordable and accessible.  Read more in MRS Bulletin (Vol 42 Issue 5; html)…

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California’s recent weather extremes

media_sizes_full_PT.5.7367figure1.jpgA planetary-scale pattern of atmospheric waves may be responsible for California’s droughts and floods.  Read more at Physics Today…

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Gel Scaffolds for Delivery of Immunotherapies

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 15.16.51How clinical researchers are using biocompatible polymers to carry cancer immune therapies directly to the tumor. Read more in The Scientist…

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Sea turtles don’t just go with the flow

loggerhead_swa.pngSatellite data reveal that the marine reptiles change their behavior to interact with currents.  Read more in Physics Today…

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