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Tiniest Imperfections Make Big Impacts in Nano-Patterned Materials

A research team at Clarkson University reports an interesting conclusion that could have major impacts on the future of nano-manufacturing. Their analysis for a model of the process of random sequential adsorption (RSA) shows that even a small...
24-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Important Milestone Reached on Road to a Redefined Kilogram


The instrument likely to set the future mass standard for the U.S. takes its first full measurements
17-Jun-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Planes Freeze

Shanghai Jiao Tong University researchers have learned more about the role of droplet size impact in aircraft icing to improved safety.
17-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Water Droplets Freeze: The Physics of Ice and Snow

A team of Chinese researchers use computer simulations to provide new answers to a long-standing dispute in the field of material and chemical physics field regarding how water droplets freeze.
17-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Can Easily Bend Around a Pencil


The flexible photovoltaics, made by researchers in South Korea, could power wearable electronics.
17-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dewatering Natural Fiber Suspensions via Compression

A group of Canadian/U.K. researchers mimicked the compression of a traditional French coffee-making press to characterize the dewatering properties of natural fiber suspensions.
17-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Real Rocket Science: How Do Hydrogen Droplets Behave When Hydrogen-Oxygen Aerosol Mixtures Burn?

In the framework of research motivated by the Challenger disaster a team of researchers have pursued all possible mechanisms of igniting explosions of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen mixtures in similar situations. Their analysis revealed new...
16-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Insights Into California Electricity Crisis May Help Prevent Future Crises

Between 2000 and 2001, California experienced the biggest electricity crisis in the U.S. since World War II. Exactly how it happened, however, is complex. New research now reveals insights into the market dynamics at play, potentially helping...
16-Jun-2016 8:05 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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