Mars smiles for InSight’s cameras

Wmars.jpge look forward to learning more about Mars as InSight’s scientific operations commence.  Read more at SPIE Newsroom…

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Father of optical trapping awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Steve Chu and Art Ashkin 1985.jpgOptical tweezers have endured as an invaluable laboratory tool for manipulating molecules and other small particles. Read more in Physics Today…

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Molecular Microscope Lets Scientists Peer inside Single Cells

sciam2.jpgThe new technology can identify proteins that distinguish healthy cells from diseased ones.  Read more in Scientific American…

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Detecting Fog Using Signals from Cell-Phone Towers

airplane.pngA novel technique can predict foggy conditions an hour before they appear.  Read more in Scientific American…

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Soot formation: A new mechanism for an old problem

st-gilesGaseous hydrocarbons may cluster into sooty particles through a chain reaction.  Read more in Physics Today…

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A compelling mechanism for soot formation

media_sizes_full_figure1-8Gaseous hydrocarbons may cluster into soot through a chain reaction.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Ants know the secret to avoiding traffic jams

robot-traffic2.jpgIn a confined environment, ants divide labor to optimize nest excavation.  Read more in Physics Today…

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When the ants go marching in

ants-digging-003.jpgAnts in a confined environment divide labor to optimize excavation.  Read more in Physics Today…

 

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Semiconductor crystals achieve record thermal conductivity

图解2The synthesis of low-defect boron arsenide crystals could reduce overheating in electronic devices.  Read more in Physics Today…

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“Strange” cuprate superconducting behavior motivates need for new models

strange-cuprateResearchers have discovered a new property of cuprates above the superconducting temperature. Read more in MRS Bulletin…

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