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Predicting the Shape of Pointy-Rock Forests

The shape and curvature evolution of dissolving rocks can be predicted using a new theory. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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Simple Additives Make Polar Fluids More Polar

The strong polar nature of bonded molecular pairs called zwitterions boosts the dielectric constants of polar fluids. Continue reading

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A Universal Model of Spin Relaxation

A first-principles theory predicts nonequilibrium spin dynamics, including various quantum scatterings for general solid materials. Continue reading

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