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TEAM-UP Together Awards 62 Scholarships to Black Undergraduates in Physics, Astronomy

TEAM-UP Together is pleased to announce its second cohort of scholars: 62 students who will each receive $10,000 for the 2023-24 academic year. Among these high-achieving students, 15 are second-time award recipients. By offering financial support...
20-Sep-2023 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Sweet Physics of Saltwater Taffy

Saltwater taffy, a product that contains no actual saltwater, is neither fully solid nor fully liquid. Researchers from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology put the sticky, sweet...
7-Sep-2023 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Grasping entropy: Teachers and students investigate thermodynamics through a hands-on model

Though a cornerstone of thermodynamics, entropy remains one of the most vexing concepts to teach budding physicists in the classroom. In The Physics Teacher, co-published by AIP Publishing and the American Association of Physics Teachers, T. Ryan...
6-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Synchronizing Your Internal Clocks May Help Mitigate Jet Lag, Effects of Aging

Traveling to faraway places is often accompanied by jet lag. Fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and a host of other problems can turn an otherwise exciting adventure into a miserable trip. In Chaos, from AIP Publishing, Huang et al. developed a...
30-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neural Network Helps Design Brand New Proteins

In Journal of Applied Physics, Markus Buehler combines attention neural networks with graph neural networks to better understand and design proteins. The approach couples the strengths of geometric deep learning with those of language models to...
24-Aug-2023 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hard-of-Hearing Music Fans Prefer a Different Sound

In JASA, researchers from the University of Oldenburg study the impact of hearing loss on subjects’ enjoyment of different music mixes.
18-Aug-2023 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Distinguished Researcher Chosen as Editor-in-Chief to Lead APL Quantum, a New Open-Access Journal from AIP Publishing

AIP Publishing is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ortwin Hess as the founding editor-in-chief of APL Quantum, its newest open-access journal, which seeks to cultivate groundbreaking research in both fundamental and applied quantum science....
10-Aug-2023 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using Gemstones’ Unique Characteristics To Uncover Ancient Trade Routes

Gems' unique elemental composition and atomic orientation act as a fingerprint, enabling researchers to uncover the stones’ past, and with it, historical trade routes. In AIP Advances, Khedr et al. employ three modern spectroscopic techniques to...
27-Jul-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reconstructing the Acoustics of Notre Dame

The April 15 fire that devastated the roof of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral left many people around the globe wondering whether it’s possible to rebuild it in a way that can recreate the cultural icon’s complex signature acoustics. Six years...
3-May-2019 8:05 AM 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

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