Acoustic metasurface creates quiet locations in a room

metaWith its tunable panels, the specially designed surface can sculpt soundscapes on the fly. Read more in Physics Today…

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Binary semiconductor realizes high thermal conductivity

hu-1.jpgThe synthesis of low-defect boron arsenide crystals could help thermal management in electronic devices. Read more in Physics Today…

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Taking the twinkle out of stars

VLT_BerkowitzAdaptive optics at Paranal Observatory give satellite-quality images from surface of Earth.  Read more at SPIE Professional…

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Size-sorted sand creates uncommon length scale in windblown formations

A combination of grain-size distribution and critical wind speed is responsible for megaripples.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Friction remembers its past

friction.jpgExperiments show that frictional interfaces age and bounce back.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Quieting a room with metamaterial wall panels

meta.jpgSpecially designed surface sculpts sound waves in a room.  Read more in Physics Today…

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New tools for forecasting steam-blast eruptions

hakoneSatellite data can pinpoint predictors of future explosive activity. Read more in Physics Today…

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How to build megaripples out of sand

dunes.jpgSorting of grains by steady winds produces rare formations larger than ripples but smaller than dunes.  Read more in Physics Today…

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A Kilauea eruption like no other

media_sizes_full_figure1-7.jpgThe famously active Hawaiian volcano typically erupts at existing fissures and triggers minor earthquakes. This latest event has no such limitations.  Read more at Physics Today…

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Forecasting steam-burst eruptions

A.Kato.JPGSatellite data can pinpoint the locations of potentially life-threatening geothermal events.  Read more in Physics Today…

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