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The Vessel Not Taken: Understanding Disproportionate Blood Flow

Considering the size of red blood cells, a new model for blood flow sheds light on why blood sometimes prefers some vessels over others.
22-May-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Price of Chaos: A New Model Virtually Pits New Investors Against Experienced Ones

Variation in expertise and risk-taking behaviors among investors regularly sends markets on roller-coaster rides. Researchers describe the intricate dynamics driving a financial markets model in this week’s Chaos. Their model takes aim to simulate...
17-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Better Way to Control Crystal Vibrations

By introducing impurities to a material, researchers can control the speed and frequency of phonons, potentially leading to more energy-efficient devices
21-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Robotic Assembly of the World’s Smallest House -- Even A Mite Doesn’t Fit Through the Door!

A French nanorobotics team has assembled a new microrobotics system that pushes forward the frontiers of optical nanotechnologies. Combining several existing technologies, the µRobotex nanofactory builds microstructures in a large vacuum chamber...
18-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cloaking Devices -- It’s Not Just ‘Star Trek’ Anymore

Scientists are now working to take cloaking devices from the dramatic realm of science fiction and make them real. Amanda D. Hanford, at Pennsylvania State University, is taking the introductory steps to make acoustic ground cloaks. These materials...
30-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From the Mouths of Babes: Infants Really Enjoy Hearing From Their Peers

Sorry, new parents -- even though your infants appreciate your coos, they prefer to hear sounds from their peers -- other babies. Even at the pre-babbling stage, infants recognize vowel-like sounds, but they tend to dwell on these sounds when from...
26-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virtual Reality Technology Opens New Doors of (Spatial) Perception

Locating and discriminating sound sources is extremely complex because the brain must process spatial information from many, sometimes conflicting, cues. Using virtual reality and other immersive technologies, researchers can use new methods to...
1-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ultrasonic Attack is Unlikely, But Incidental Exposure Presents Plenty of Problems

New technologies for mobile devices may use ultrasonic sound waves, and these devices have varying effects on different subsets of the population. Regulation of these technologies is in many ways “the wild west,” according to Timothy Leighton,...
26-Apr-2018 12:05 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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