Quantum Simulations of Curved Space

A heptagonal-lattice superconducting circuit, and the mathematics that
describe it, provide tools for studying quantum mechanics in curved
space. Read more in APS Physics…

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Tropical soils may accelerate global warming

New experiments challenge climate simulations that predict minimal carbon loss from soils in the tropics. Read more in Physics Today…

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Mechanically stressed phytoplankton light up

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The bioluminescent intensity depends on the rate and amplitude of the micro – organism’s deformation.  Read more at Physics Today…

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Finding Flow in Granular Media

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A new model can predict how packed particles move through both 2D and 3D channels. Read more in APS Physics…

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Toward an Ultrahigh Energy Density Capacitor

Screenshot 2020-08-19 at 12.24.58By introducing defects to a common material, Berkeley Lab researchers create a highly efficient capacitor with dramatically increased energy density. Read more at Berkeley Lab…

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Mechanically stressed phytoplankton light up

Screenshot 2020-08-13 at 12.38.50The intensity of bioluminescence depends on the rate and amplitude of the microorganism’s deformation.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Coldest Electrons Ever from Photocathodes

Screenshot 2020-08-06 at 15.51.48Researchers have generated the coldest electrons to date from solid-state photocathodes, an achievement that could improve electron sources for particle accelerators and ultrafast electron microscopy applications.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Real-Time Measurements of Earth’s Spin and Tilt

Screenshot 2020-07-17 at 14.29.26.pngAn array of ring lasers provides the first continuous measurement of Earth’s motion from a single location.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Building Novel Carbon Allotropes

Screenshot 2020-07-02 at 13.38.51.pngCalculations indicate that a form of carbon synthesized from pentagonal hydrocarbon molecules could have unusual electrical and mechanical properties.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Cold, supersaturated urban air could be accelerating pollutant particle growth

Screenshot 2020-07-02 at 13.32.39.pngA new experiment suggests that ammonium nitrate particles nucleate and quickly grow in winter conditions.  Read more in Physics Today…

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