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Video—Tunable Origami

2019-04-19 18:00:00

Author(s): David Ehrenstein

A folding pattern produces a metamaterial with properties that can be tuned over a wide range.


[Physics 12, 44] Published Fri Apr 19, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.44
 
 
Arts & Culture: Turbulence in The Starry Night

2019-04-18 18:00:00

Researchers analyzing Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night show that its swirling structures have turbulent properties matching those observed in the molecular clouds that give birth to stars.


[Physics 12, 45] Published Thu Apr 18, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.45
 
 
An Airless Test for 2D Superconductors

2019-04-18 18:00:00

Researchers repurpose a scanning tunneling microscope to measure the Meissner effect in 2D films kept under vacuum, allowing for confirmation of superconductivity.


[Physics] Published Thu Apr 18, 2019

 
 
Drops Bounce Inside Liquids

2019-04-17 18:00:00

Oil drops falling through a layered liquid with ethanol at the top and water at the bottom repeatedly jump inside the fluid.


[Physics] Published Wed Apr 17, 2019

 
 
Noise-Induced Transitions in Earth’s Climate

2019-04-16 18:00:00

Calculations show that small fluctuations in solar radiation could cause a transition between a warm Earth and an icy Earth.


[Physics] Published Tue Apr 16, 2019

 
 
Quantum Optomechanics in a Liquid

2019-04-15 18:00:00

Quantum optomechanical effects have been observed for the first time using a liquid—superfluid helium—confined in an optical cavity.


[Physics] Published Mon Apr 15, 2019

 
 
More Voltage from Bending Silicone Rubber

2019-04-12 18:00:00

Author(s): Mark Buchanan

The voltage generated by bending a flexible material is usually small, but a new trick can dramatically increase the effect.


[Physics 12, 42] Published Fri Apr 12, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.42
 
 
Explaining Light Ion Production in High-Energy Collisions ?

2019-04-11 18:00:00

Pions could catalyze reactions between protons and neutrons, allowing the stable production of deuterons in high-energy ion-ion collisions.


[Physics] Published Thu Apr 11, 2019

 
 
Phonons Hum a Magnetochiral Tune

2019-04-10 18:00:00

Author(s): Ivica ?ivkovi?

A chiral material exposed to a magnetic field allows phonons to travel faster in one direction than another, an effect that might be used to create an acoustic diode.


[Physics 12, 40] Published Wed Apr 10, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.40
 
 
Ultrafast Oscilloscope for Ultrashort Electron Beam

2019-04-09 18:00:00

Driving an electron beam into a helical pattern with terahertz electromagnetic pulses allows researchers to measure the beam’s complete shape with femtosecond resolution.


[Physics] Published Tue Apr 09, 2019

 
 
Explaining Bursts of Attention on Social Media

2019-04-08 18:00:00

Network theorists pinpoint the factors that help drive spiky Twitter activity during major events like the discovery of gravitational waves.


[Physics 12, 41] Published Mon Apr 08, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.41
 
 
Seismic Waves Feel the Moon’s Tug

2019-04-05 18:00:00

Author(s): David Lindley

Seismic measurements reveal the influences of lunar gravitational forces and solar heat on the properties of rocks.


[Physics 12, 39] Published Fri Apr 05, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.39
 
 
Igniting Fusion in the Lab

2019-04-04 18:00:00

Researchers spot the signatures of nuclear fusion in a table-top-sized setup commonly used to study the plasmas found in stars and other astrophysical objects.


[Physics] Published Thu Apr 04, 2019

 
 
Dipolar Quantum Gases go Supersolid

2019-04-03 18:00:00

Author(s): Tobias Donner

Three research teams observe that gases of magnetic atoms have the properties of a supersolid—a material whose atoms are crystallized yet flow without friction.


[Physics 12, 38] Published Wed Apr 03, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.38
 
 
A New Model for Electrolyte Conductivity

2019-04-03 18:00:00

A reliable and computationally cheap way of calculating the ionic conductivity of a concentrated electrolyte in a battery involves modeling ion clusters.


[Physics] Published Wed Apr 03, 2019

 
 
Record LHC Haul Catches Double Meson Signal ?

2019-04-02 18:00:00

A huge dataset recorded at the highest particle collision energy so-far observed resolves a puzzle by revealing two meson excited states.


[Physics] Published Tue Apr 02, 2019

 
 
Zooming in on Ultracold Matter

2019-04-01 18:00:00

Author(s): Stefan Kuhr

Two superresolution microscopy methods can image the atomic density of ultracold quantum gases with nanometer resolution.


[Physics 12, 36] Published Mon Apr 01, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.36
 
 
Seeing into the Moon’s Dark Patches

2019-04-01 18:00:00

A team of graduate students working at NASA revives the technique of “boulder tracking” to explore the Moon’s unlit craters.


[Physics 12, 37] Published Mon Apr 01, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.37
 
 
Learning Language Requires a Phase Transition

2019-03-29 18:00:00

Author(s): Philip Ball

The transition a young child makes in acquiring complex language might be a kind of phase transition.


[Physics 12, 35] Published Fri Mar 29, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.35
 
 
Q&A: A Physicist Dressed as a Policy Wonk

2019-03-28 18:00:00

Neutrino physicist Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress advises policy experts on how to rid the world of nuclear weapons.


[Physics 12, 21] Published Thu Mar 28, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.21
 
 
Inflation Goes Up Against the Clock

2019-03-28 18:00:00

A proposed cosmological signature, called a clock signal, could provide a way to study the first ticks of cosmic time.


[Physics] Published Thu Mar 28, 2019

 
 
Nanoparticles Get Cool by Light Scattering

2019-03-27 18:00:00

Author(s): Tongcang Li

Researchers performed 3D cavity cooling of levitated nanoparticles, reaching record low temperatures by utilizing light that scatters off the particles.


[Physics 12, 34] Published Wed Mar 27, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.34
 
 
Face Recognition with Ghost Imaging

2019-03-26 18:00:00

Using a variation of a technique known as ghost imaging, researchers demonstrate a face recognition protocol that works without complex image analysis algorithms.


[Physics] Published Tue Mar 26, 2019

 
 
Living with the New SI

2019-03-25 18:00:00

With new definitions for the SI units going into effect soon, the changes will be felt by those who measure small masses and forces.


[Physics 12, 33] Published Mon Mar 25, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.33
 
 
Entangled Photon Source Ticks All Boxes

2019-03-22 18:00:00

A quantum-dot-based device combines all of the attributes necessary for producing a reliable source of entangled photons for quantum information applications.?


[Physics] Published Fri Mar 22, 2019

 
 
Fluid Dynamics Model for Cancer Patterns

2019-03-21 18:00:00

Computer simulations indicate that friction and viscosity determine the patterns that cancerous cells form on skin tissue.


[Physics] Published Thu Mar 21, 2019

 
 
A Quasicrystal for Quantum Simulations

2019-03-20 18:00:00

Author(s): Luis Santos

Experimentalists realize a Bose-Einstein condensate on a 2D quasicrystal optical lattice, opening the path for simulations of a variety of quantum many-body phenomena in these fractal structures.


[Physics 12, 31] Published Wed Mar 20, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.31
 
 
Powering an Engine with Quantum Coherence

2019-03-20 18:00:00

Author(s): Janet Anders

Experiments demonstrate a quantum-coherence-induced power increase for quantum heat engines over their classical counterparts.


[Physics 12, 32] Published Wed Mar 20, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.32
 
 
Air Jets Reduce Car Drag

2019-03-19 18:00:00

Wind tunnel experiments show how blasting air from the back of a vehicle can reshape the vehicle’s wake and lower its drag by several percent.


[Physics] Published Tue Mar 19, 2019

 
 
How to Get Raves for Your Reviews

2019-03-18 18:00:00

At a celebration for the 90th anniversary of Reviews of Modern Physics, physicists spoke of the gumption, good timing, and perseverance needed to make a review article sing.


[Physics 12, 30] Published Mon Mar 18, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.30
 
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