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Particle Labs Open Doors to Industry, Stalemate at UN Nonproliferation Talks, the Future of XFELs and a Fond Rememberance of John Bell

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The following articles are freely available online from Physics Today (www.physicstoday.org), the world's most influential and closely followed magazine devoted to physics and the physical science community.
1-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

REPORT: Careers Outside of Academia are Richly Rewarding for PhD Physicists

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10 years after graduating, many have found financially solid and meaningful employment in the private sector, according to a new report from the American Institute of Physics
29-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Physical Study May Give Boost to Hydrogen Cars

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New study of hydrogen storage material magnesium hydride reveals path to better performance, possibly paving way toward better future fuel tanks
25-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Biodegradable, Flexible Silicon Transistors

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Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have come up with a new solution to alleviate the environmental burden of discarded electronics. They have demonstrated the feasibility of making microwave biodegradable thin-film transistors from...
25-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Using Muons from Cosmic Rays to Find Fraying Infrastructure

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Seeking a better way to identify faulty energy infrastructure before it fails, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are using subatomic particles called muons to analyze the thickness of concrete slabs and metal pipes. Their technique,...
22-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor May Take Smartphone Security to New Level

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A new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor measures 3-D image of your finger’s surface and the tissue beneath it—enhancing biometrics and information security for smartphones and other devices
25-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

The Physics of Swimming Fish

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Fish may seem to glide effortlessly through the water, but the tiny ripples they leave behind are evidence of a constant give-and-take of energy between the swimmer and its aqueous environment -- a momentum exchange that propels the fish forward but...
17-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Fabricating Inexpensive, High-Temp SQUIDs for Future Electronic Devices

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High-transition-temperature materials demand novel device architectures, which have proved difficult to create. Added to that set of challenges, process control at the sub-10-nanometer-scale is required to make high-quality Josephson junctions --...
17-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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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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