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Gregory Howes Inaugural Recipient of the Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics

AIP Publishing has announced that Gregory Howes, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the inaugural 2016 Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics. The award will be...
25-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bio-Inspired Lower-Limb 'Wearing Robotic Exoskeleton' for Human Gait Rehab


Wearable “robot-assisted training” is quickly emerging as a method that helps improve gait rehabilitation. In a major advance, researchers from Beihang University in China and Aalborg University in Denmark have designed a lower-limb robot...
24-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Controlling Ultrasound with 3-D Printed Devices

Researchers have 3-D printed a new kind of device that can harness high-pressure ultrasound to move, manipulate, or destroy tiny objects like particles, drops or biological tissue at scales comparable with cells. By providing unprecedented control...
21-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

When It Comes to Polymer Fragility, Size Does Matter

By combining a number of tools and techniques, a team of researchers from the U.S., Italy and China was able to find a more complete picture of the glass transition phenomenon in polymers and to point out where the polymers differ from small...
14-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Space-based Droplet Dynamics Lessons?

Astronauts frequently encounter huge droplets in space, and Scott Kelly recently demonstrated their unusual behavior aboard the International Space Station (ISS) via water balls and a hydrophobic (water repellant) ping pong paddle. To explore the...
17-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

"Shadow Method" Reveals Locomotion Secrets of Water Striders


Intrigued by the floating mechanisms of water striders and the updated Archimedes’ principle, which states that floating force equals the expelled liquid volume, researchers in China sought to discover how the pressed depth and supporting force of...
14-Oct-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Quantum Physicist Carl M. Bender Wins 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Physical Society (APS) announced today, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes, that Carl M. Bender of Washington University in St....
13-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cicada Wings Inspire Antireflective Surfaces


A team of Shanghai Jiao Tong University researchers has used the shape of cicada wings as a template to create antireflective structures fabricated with one of the most intriguing semiconductor materials, titanium dioxide (TiO2). The antireflective...
6-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Comment Available on 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

6-Oct-2015 6:05 AM EDT

Under the Microscope: 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; AIP Congratulates Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner

8-Oct-2014 10:45 AM EDT

Shedding Light on 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics: AIP CEO Fred Dylla Available for Comment on Significance of Blue LEDs for Science and Society

7-Oct-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Experts Available and Audio Commentary: Nobel Prize in Physics

4-Oct-2012 4:55 PM EDT

The Spin Racket: Ping-Pong Champs Are Intuitive Masters of Fluid Dynamics

Curve balls may help a pitcher strike out batters in baseball; and some nasty spin can make an opponent sweat to return a tennis serve. But more so than in any other ball game, in table tennis – where the ball is so light and so small –dedicated...
8-Aug-2012 10:00 AM EDT

Experts Available: Fluid Dynamics and Ship Experts Discuss the Science of the Costa Concordia

When the cruise liner Costa Concordia drew too close to shore near the Italian island of Giglio, a large rocky outcrop quickly sliced through the ship’s hull. While many questions about the dynamics at play during that disaster remain unanswered,...
27-Feb-2012 8:00 AM EST

Experts Available: Nobel Prize in Physics – Discovery, Impacts, and History

The Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced Tuesday, October 4. The prize is given for the most groundbreaking and influential research. Its history chronicles many of the discoveries that underpin not only modern technology, but also our...
30-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT

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