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SAVE THE DATE: Biophysical Society 59th Meeting, Feb. 7-11, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center

Journalists are invited to discover the world of biophysics next month in Maryland, when the largest gathering of biophysicists in the world convenes from Feb. 7-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center for the 59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical...
26-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

New Signal Amplification Process Set to Transform Communications, Imaging, Computing

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A new signal amplification process discovered by a team of University of California, San Diego researchers is now poised to fuel new generations of electrical and photonic devices – transforming the fields of communications, imaging and computing....
14-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

New Laser-Patterning Technique Turns Metals Into Supermaterials

By zapping ordinary metals with femtosecond laser pulses researchers from the University of Rochester in New York have created extraordinary new surfaces that efficiently absorb light, repel water and clean themselves. The multifunctional materials...
16-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

New Jersey Astrophysicist David Spergel Wins 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize

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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today that Princeton University's David Spergel is a winner of the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, one of the top prizes in the field which is...
16-Jan-2015 9:30 AM EST

Baltimore Astrophysicist Marc Kamionkowski Wins 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize

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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today that Johns Hopkins University's Marc Kamionkowski is a winner of the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, one of the top prizes in the field...
16-Jan-2015 9:30 AM EST

Zinc Oxide Materials Tapped for Tiny Energy Harvesting Devices

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Today, we’re surrounded by a variety of electronic devices that are moving increasingly closer to us – we can attach and wear them, or even implant electronics inside our bodies. Many types of smart devices are readily available and convenient...
8-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

Photonic Crystal Nanolaser Biosensor Simplifies DNA Detection

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A simple method to sense DNA, as well as potential biomarker proteins of cancer or other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, may soon be within reach – thanks to the work of a team of Yokohama National University researchers in Japan. As the team...
9-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Acoustic Levitation Made Simple

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A team of researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil has developed a new levitation device that can hover a tiny object with more control than any instrument that has come before.
5-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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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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