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Women in Science: Research and Reflections

A special issue of the interdisciplinary AVS journal Biointerphases, from AIP Publishing, appears this week online and focuses on the research results and reflections of a group of women at the forefront of biomaterials and biological interface...
7-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


AIP receives $650,000 Grant to Digitize Rare Books

The American Institute of Physics announced today that it has received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make a unique collection of rare books in the physical sciences universally accessible. The grant will enable AIP's Niels Bohr...
30-Nov-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Babies Born with Broken Hearts

Researchers are exploring how irregular filling mechanics may contribute to defects in developing fetal hearts because inefficient filling leads to energy losses that alter the heart’s structure and performance, and studying how filling mechanics...
13-Nov-2018 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


Studying Water Flow for More Efficient Aquaponic Systems

In aquaponics, the hydroponic crops use the nutrients from fish waste as fertilizer while the fish benefit from the plants’ nutrient uptake capability to improve water quality. The treated water is then recirculated to the plant grow beds and fish...
14-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Reducing the Impact Forces of Water Entry

As professional divers complete what’s known as a rip dive, their hands remove water in front of the body, creating a cavity that reduces the initial impact force. The rest of the body is aligned to shoot through the same cavity created by the...
13-Nov-2018 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Aquatic Animals that Jump Out of Water Inspire Leaping Robots

Ever watch aquatic animals jump out of the water and wonder how they manage to do it in such a streamlined and graceful way? Researchers who specialize in water entry and exit in nature had the same question. During the APS Division of Fluid...
9-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Subtle Science of Wok Tossing

Wok tossing is essential for making a good fried rice -- or so claim a group of researchers presenting new work at the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 71st Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-20. The researchers became interested in the physics of cooking and,...
13-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Move Over Rover: There’s A New Sniffing Powerhouse in the Neighborhood

Some animals explore, interpret and understand the world with such sensitivity in their noses that people have enlisted canines to help solve crime and detect cancer on the breath. Scientists at Georgia Tech are now homing in on the secrets behind...
9-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST 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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