Wind Farms Perform Under Pressure

Simulations show that negative wind shear can reduce the power output of wind farms. Read more in APS Physics…

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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. Read more in APS Physics…

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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. Read more in APS Physics…

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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. Read more in APS Physics…

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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. Read more in Physics Today…

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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. Read more in APS Physics…

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Icy Resonance

Ice sheets amplify clues from Iceland’s hidden volcanoes. Read more in Scientific American…

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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. Read more in APS Physics…

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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. Read more in APS Physics…

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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. Read more in APS Physics…

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