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Measurements of elusive mineral could explain mantle discontinuity

A predicted phase transition shows up in high-pressure experiments. Continue reading

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How Vision Helps Cyclists Communicate in a Pack

Riders in a peloton benefit more from the eyes of their peers than from a neighbor’s drag reduction. Continue reading

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Mineral measurements could explain mantle seismology

A predicted phase transition shows up in high-pressure experiments. Continue reading

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Satellites glimpse the microphysics of magnetic reconnection

In situ measurements capture a nonturbulent, efficient reconnection event on Earth’s nightside. Continue reading

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Satellites reveal the microphysics of magnetic reconnection

Laminar electron dynamics drive reconnection on the side of Earth away from the Sun. Continue reading

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Mars smiles for InSight’s cameras

We look forward to learning more about Mars as InSight’s scientific operations commence. Continue reading

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Father of optical trapping awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Optical tweezers have endured as an invaluable laboratory tool for manipulating molecules and other small particles. Continue reading

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Molecular Microscope Lets Scientists Peer inside Single Cells

The new technology can identify proteins that distinguish healthy cells from diseased ones.   Continue reading

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Detecting Fog Using Signals from Cell-Phone Towers

A novel technique can predict foggy conditions an hour before they appear. Continue reading

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Soot formation: A new mechanism for an old problem

Gaseous hydrocarbons may cluster into sooty particles through a chain reaction. Continue reading

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