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Metallic Hydrogen, Gravitational Waves, Killer Asteroids, Photosynthesis Seen From Space, the Atypical History of Climate Change Science, and More

The following articles are freely available online from Physics Today (, the world's most influential and closely followed magazine devoted to physics and the physical science community.
1-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Droplets Levitate on a Cushion of Blue Light


Researchers in France have discovered a new way to levitate liquid droplets, which surprisingly also creates a mini light show, with the droplet sparking as it floats above a faint blue glowing gap. The work may offer an inexpensive new way to...
7-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Device May Detect Urinary Tract Infections Faster


A Lab-on-a-Disc platform developed by a German and Irish team of researchers combines modern microfluidic techniques with fast optical diagnostics to dramatically cut the time to detect bacterial species that cause urinary tract infections—a major...
7-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

2015 AIP Science Writing Award for Articles Goes to Andrew Grant/Science News


Third win in a row for Science News magazine for a piece investigating what happens to objects entering a black hole
6-Aug-2015 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Benchmarks for Molecular Spectroscopy


Researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing have recently used a technique called zero-kinetic energy photoelectron spectroscopy to obtain a list in unprecedented detail of the quantum energy levels of the cyanoacetylene cation, a linear,...
4-Aug-2015 5:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ukranian Physicists Uprooted by War, Behemoth Telescopes that Cost a Billion Dollars or More, the Heaviest Elements Science can Make, and a Satellite View of the Nepalese Quake

Ukranian Physicists Uprooted by War, Behemoth Telescopes that Cost a Billion Dollars or More, the Heaviest Elements Science can Make, and a Satellite View of the Nepalese Quake
4-Aug-2015 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Device Converts DC Electric Field to Terahertz Radiation

In a step towards more widespread use of terahertz radiation, researchers have designed a new device that can convert a DC electric field into a tunable source of terahertz radiation. Their results are published this week in the Journal of Applied...
4-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VIDEO: A Droplet's Pancake Bounce

New discovery about how surface gradients influence droplet behavior may enable novel surfaces with anti-icing capabilities for a tremendous range of applications.
3-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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