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Making Quantum Dots Glow Brighter

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Researchers have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending on their size. Quantum dots, which are so small they start to exhibit atom-like quantum...
12-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

The Future Face of Molecular Electronics

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The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on the...
15-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

And So They Beat on, Flagella Against the Cantilever

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Researchers have developed a new model to study the motion patterns of bacteria in real time and to determine how these motions relate to communication within a bacterial colony. They chemically attached colonies of E. coli bacteria to a...
16-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Publishers Honor AIP CEO Fred Dylla in London

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At a dinner ceremony last night in London, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) honored H. Frederick Dylla, Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics, for his work advancing scholarly...
12-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Bacteria Harbor Secret Weapons Against Antibiotics

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The ability of pathogenic bacteria to evolve resistance to antibiotic drugs poses a growing threat to human health worldwide, and scientists have now discovered that some of our microscopic enemies may be even craftier than we suspected, using...
5-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Pesky Insect Inspires Practical Technology

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Our hands and swatters often fail in the struggle to kill flies. This isn’t our fault, but rather is due to flies’ compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of optical units called ommatidia, which...
8-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Artificial Membranes on Silicon

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Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people. Now a group of scientists in...
9-Sep-2014 9:10 AM EDT

Giant Garbage Patches Help Redefine Ocean Boundaries

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Researchers have created a new model that could help determine what area of the world is to blame for each ocean garbage patch of floating debris – a difficult task for a system as complex and massive as the ocean. The researchers describe the...
27-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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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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