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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 Hub Continue reading

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Subsurface imaging shows scale of the tragedy of Indigenous children

Archaeologists and geophysicists in Canada are trying to pinpoint the signatures of unmarked burials by using geophysical methods in varied terrains. Continue reading

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Field notes from Mars’s latest roving explorer

The Perseverance rover’s early scientific results detail dust lifting and ancient flood deposits at Jezero Crater. Continue reading

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The impact of switching research fields

A new quantitative study finds a correlation between physicists who change areas of research and their scientific impac Continue reading

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A simple magnetic field configuration could trigger solar eruptions

current, magnetic reconnection, and tension forces strong enough to hurl material into space. Continue reading

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How a simple magnetic field configuration could trigger solar eruptions

The reconnection of single-looped field lines in the Sun’s corona can create tension forces strong enough to hurl material into space, according to a new simulation. Continue reading

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Leaking oxygen leaves gaps deep within lithium-ion battery electrodes

Mapping the structure left behind after oxygen atoms seep from the electrodes could lead to new fixes that improve the batteries’ lifetime. Continue reading

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Macroscopic systems can be controllably entangled and limitlessly measured

Two oscillating membranes demonstrate correlations forbidden by classical physics. Continue reading

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Polarized light shows hot gas swirling around a galactic core

The images of galaxy Messier 87 provide evidence of magnetic field lines in its innermost region. Those lines likely trace the event horizon of a supermassive black hole. Continue reading

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Large systems can be controllably entangled and limitlessly measured

A mechanical oscillator has quantum properties that can be directly observed. Read more in APS Physics…

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