Untangling Neurons with Scattered Light

neuron.pngLight-scattering measurements and high-performance computing enable mapping of complex nerve fiber organizations in the brain.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Monitoring Volcanic Eruptions Using Lightning

Screenshot 2020-03-27 at 13.29.09Volcanologist Alexa Van Eaton explains the origins of electrical activity in volcanic ash plumes and why it sometimes leads to detectable lightning.  Read more in APS Physics Magazine…

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Some Granular Columns Weigh Too Much

Screenshot 2020-03-27 at 09.45.48.pngParticles packed inside a cylinder can experience a downward force from the walls, resulting in an apparent weight increase.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Spin Transport in Nonmagnetic Materials

Screenshot 2020-03-22 at 12.19.20.pngInteractions between electron spins and acoustic lattice vibrations in a nonmagnetic material could generate a spin current over a long distance.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Rare nuclear transition provides evidence for stellar explosion mechanism

Screenshot 2020-03-01 at 18.23.27.pngWith its higher-than-expected propensity to capture electrons, neon could drive some stars’ thermonuclear death.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Tracking Forces with Sound

Screenshot 2020-02-27 at 13.54.48.pngAcoustic emission from a ruptured liquid film reveals the forces that drive the liquid’s flow.  Read more in APS Physics…

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A broad acoustic bandwidth helps listeners understand fragmented speech

 

Screen Shot 2020-02-01 at 09.59.29High-frequency audibility is critical for understanding speech in crowded social settings. Read more in Physics Today…

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Rare nuclear transition provides evidence for supernova mechanism

Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 10.26.58With its higher-than-expected propensity to capture electrons, neon could drive some stars’ thermonuclear death. Read more in Physics Today…

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Observing Metabolic Pathways in Action

Image2-cropped-525Enhancing biological and renewable energy research by developing advanced molecular imaging capabilities. Read more at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory…

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Broad bandwidth helps listeners understand fragmented speech

People having lunch at the famous Time Out marketHigh-frequency audibility is singled out as essential for comprehension in crowded settings.  Read more in Physics Today…

 

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