Tag Archives: Physics Today

Broad bandwidth helps listeners understand fragmented speech

High-frequency audibility is singled out as essential for comprehension in crowded settings. Continue reading

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Electrons in graphene follow viscous fluid laws

A new imaging technique captures the characteristic hydrodynamic flow profile. Continue reading

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Real-time observations explain magma dynamics of Kilauea’s 2018 eruption

Piston-like caldera collapses drove episodic lava flows far from the summit.  Continue reading

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Plants slow river migration

Rivers in unvegetated landscapes migrate an order of magnitude faster than their vegetated counterparts. Continue reading

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Physical cosmology wins a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics

James Peebles developed a mathematical framework that describes how the universe evolved. Decades of empirical evidence later, it still holds up. Continue reading

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An odd fluid shows its inner workings

Viscous forces drive waves along a two-dimensional fluid’s free surface. Continue reading

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A chiral fluid has odd viscosity

Viscous forces drive wave propagation along a two-dimensional fluid’s free surface.  Continue reading

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A tiny swimmer generates rapid, far-reaching signals in water

Colonies of a single-celled organism synchronize their contractions to release toxins that may deter predators. Continue reading

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Ultrafast signalling among aquatic single-celled organisms

Colonies of Spirostomum ambiguum synchronize to release toxins that may deter predators. Continue reading

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

Carbon-nanotube reinforcement and template-based etching help scale up membranes. Continue reading

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