A Time Crystal Without a Driver

Screen Shot 2019-12-13 at 10.34.46A calculation shows that an elusive, isolated quantum time crystal may not be far from reality.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Plants slow river migration

DCIM/100MEDIA/DJI_0691.JPGRivers in unvegetated landscapes migrate an order of magnitude faster than their vegetated counterparts.  Read more in Physics Today…

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There’s a lithium battery in your future

Screen Shot 2019-12-10 at 08.40.01The latest approaches toward developing batteries with higher energy density for electric vehicles and other applications. Read more in MRS Bulletin…

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Physical cosmology wins a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Screen Shot 2019-12-01 at 13.37.09James Peebles developed a mathematical framework that describes how the universe evolved. Decades of empirical evidence later, it still holds up. Read more in Physics Today…

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Physics Technique Reveals Hidden Bugs to Bats

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Bats’ hunting angle of approach cuts through the noise. Read more in Scientific American…

 

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An odd fluid shows its inner workings

pt.3.4336.figures.online.f2.gifViscous forces drive waves along a two-dimensional fluid’s free surface.  Read more in Physics Today…
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A community effort to understand plant-soil-aerosol interactions

celia3An ecosystem-wide molecular-level understanding of source-sink interactions is vital for trapping atmospheric carbon and increasing plant productivity. Now, plant scientists, climatologists, and atmospheric chemists are joining forces to create just that.  Read more at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory…

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A chiral fluid has odd viscosity

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Viscous forces drive wave propagation along a two-dimensional fluid’s free surface.  Read more in Physics Today…

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A tiny swimmer generates rapid, far-reaching signals in water

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Colonies of a single-celled organism synchronize their contractions to release toxins that may deter predators. Read more in Physics Today…

 

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Arsenic-Eating Fern Hints at Cleanup Solutions

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The Chinese brake fern’s genes let it safely store the poison. Read more in Scientific American…

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