Predicting the Shape of Pointy-Rock Forests

The shape and curvature evolution of dissolving rocks can be predicted using a new theory. Read more in APS Physics…

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Identifying the Source of a Sound

Torben Pastore had careers in rock n’ roll, furniture design, and construction before beginning a research career in psychoacoustics. Now he investigates how humans perceive their acoustical surroundings. Read more in APS Physics…

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Ultrasound Imaging of Brain with Machine Learning

A proposed machine-learning technique can convert ultrasound signals into a skull profile, which could lead to noninvasive imaging for medical treatments in the human brain. Read more in APS Physics…

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Technique Tunes Into Graphene Nanoribbons’ Electronic Potential

Breakthrough could lead to high-speed, low-power nanoscale data storage. Read more in APS Physics…

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Dual-anonymous peer review gains traction

NASA and other agencies worldwide are adopting the anonymized process for awarding grants and instrument time after seeing its success for the Hubble Space Telescope. Read more in Physics Today…

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Laser Breaks Liquid into Uniform Droplets

A laser beam hitting a column of liquid controls the droplet pinch-off at the bottom of the stream. Read more in APS Physics…

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Mobile Phone Signals Hold Real-Time Rainfall Information

Techniques for monitoring rainfall with signals from mobile phone networks are making their way to small-scale farmers in rural Africa. Read more in APS Physics…

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A Physical Match for the Riemann Zeta Function

Mathematical properties of a famous number-theory conjecture correspond to the physical scattering properties of a quantum field theory. Read more at APS Physics…

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Glassy Behavior Depends on Dimension

The number of excess vibrational modes in glasses scales differently in two dimensions than it does in three. Read more in APS Physics…

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Search for Sculptor’s Stone Reveals New Marble Outcrops

Isotope geochemistry and grain size analysis, combined with a long summer’s hike, start to resolve an art history puzzle. Read more in APS Physics…

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