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New Discovery May Help Engineers Design Quieter Jet Airplanes


University of Minnesota researchers reveal new turbulence physics that explains why jet noise is so loud.
21-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Toward Quieting the Brain: Cluster Analysis of Cat Neural Network Models Reveals Promising Anti-Seizure Strategies


Chronic brain diseases such as epilepsy involve disturbances of the brain’s electrical activity. Finding new and better ways to correct them is the dream of millions of patients, their physicians and researchers.
14-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From Lighting Screens to Lighting Homes


To cut down on the environmental waste and provide storage for rural communities, researchers at Kyung Hee University in Seoul have proposed a model for recycling unspent lithium ion batteries into energy storage units for solar-powered LED...
18-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

On-the-Go Diagnosis of HIV and HCV Co-Infections


A group of researchers at McGill University in Montreal has recently developed a portable, paper-based electrochemical platform with multiplexing and telemedicine capabilities that may enable low-cost, point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and HCV...
13-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Will Raindrops Stick to a Spider Web’s Threads?

If you go out after a rain, you may notice spider webs glistening with water droplets. The soggy webs resemble human-made meshes for fog collection: They both have thin fibers that collect water from droplets in the air. Now researchers have...
8-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bringing the Landslide Laboratory to Remote Regions


Thanks to millions of years’ accumulation of the wind-deposited, highly-porous sediment from which China’s Loess plateau takes its name, the region has been called the most erosion-prone on Earth. However, despite the prominent geomorphic role...
11-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physicists Discover Flaws in Superconductor Theory


In the Journal of Applied Physics, from AIP Publishing, the researchers describe experiments whose results exhibited “significant deviations” from those of the Critical State Model. They revealed unexpected new behavior favorable to practical...
8-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cooling Chips with the Flip of a Switch


While electrocaloric materials have been investigated as a method of on-demand microclimate control, there’s a catch – the external field needs to remain active, which is energy-consuming and heats the material. However, researchers have...
5-Apr-2016 9:05 AM 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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