Ultrafast signalling among aquatic single-celled organisms

media_sizes_full_figure1-1Colonies of Spirostomum ambiguum synchronize to release toxins that may deter predators. Read more in Physics Today…

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A big step for nanoporous graphene provides a small step for desalination

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Carbon-nanotube reinforcement and template-based etching help scale up membranes.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Ultraviolet illumination helps birds avoid power lines

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Birds are dying from power-line collisions—now there’s a solution. Read more in Scientific American (August 2019)…

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Addressing a 700-year-old problem: Reproducibility of results

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More than 700 years ago, philosopher Roger Bacon argued that reproducible empirical results were essential to scientific progress.  Researchers today are finding new ways to address concerns related to robustness in scientific publications. Read more at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory…

 

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Nanoporous graphene for desalination

Figure 1B.jpgCarbon nanotube reinforcement and template-based etching help scale up membranes. Read more in Physics Today…

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Iron-rich object closely orbits a white dwarf

mirror.jpgThe newly discovered object could be the core of a planet that survived the transition of its host star into a red giant.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Volcano topography can distort ground deformation data

media_sizes_full_figure1-1.jpgCliff-like features could explain the anomalous measurements taken by tiltmeters deployed at Hawaii’s Kilauea and other volcanoes. Read more in Physics Today…

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The hydrodynamics of a quantum fluid

media_sizes_full_Update-Figure1The behaviour of a one-dimensional gas of ultracold atoms confirms a generalised theory. Read more in Physics Today…

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A glimpse of a planetary system’s final stages

planetary_fragment_1228.jpgDetailed spectroscopy measurements may help astronomers discover bodies orbiting white dwarfs. Read more in Physics Today…

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Metal with Your Beer?

beerHeavy metal levels in commercial booze pose no health risk to most drinkers, but the findings could prompt discussions about industry standards for alcohol. Read more in Scientific American…

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