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Every Step a Cell Takes, Every Move They Make -- Scientists will be Watching

An interdisciplinary team has found a solution to a problem plaguing developmental biology -- long-term cell tracking and manipulation. Researchers painstakingly developed an automated microfluidic device for the stable imaging of mice embryonic...
13-Sep-2019 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kaleidoscope Mirror Symmetry Inspires New Design for Optical Tools, Technologies

In a kaleidoscope, mirrors are placed at angles to create a visual illusion of multiple, symmetric images from one object. Researchers started with a cylindrical vector optical field and introduce a kaleidoscope structure to the polarization states...
13-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Miniaturizing Medical Imaging, Sensing Technology

Scientists have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. The interference technology used in the microchip has been around for a little while. This is the first time technical obstacles have been overcome to fabricate a...
16-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Studying Drivers Behind Cardiac Arrhythmias

Despite advances in medical imaging, the mechanisms leading to the irregular contractions of the heart during rhythm disorders remain poorly understood. Research suggests existing data from ultrasound imaging can be used to work backwards to...
16-Sep-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

African American Bachelor’s Degrees See Growth but Trend Behind in Physical Sciences, Engineering

African Americans are seeing growth in engineering and physical sciences but are not progressing at the same rate when compared to the general population. A report from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center examined the...
12-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Numerical Simulations Probe Mechanisms Behind Sand Dune Formation

After noticing how the construction of dams significantly alter the hydrodynamics of natural rivers and the resulting downstream riverbed evolution, researchers decided to apply numerical simulations to help determine what’s at play in the...
10-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reconfigurable Electronics Show Promise for Wearable, Implantable Devices

Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically as bodies change or transform to relocate from one area to monitor another within our bodies. In Applied Physics Letters, a...
6-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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AIP Endowed Professor in History of Natural Sciences Named at University of Maryland

History of science author and editor Melinda Baldwin has been named the AIP Endowed Professor in the History of Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland (UMD) in partnership with the American Institute of Physics (AIP), effective fall 2020.
9-Sep-2019 1:30 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

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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