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2019 APS April Meeting: Preliminary Highlights & Last Call for Hotel Registration

Information on the 2019 American Physical Society April Meeting in Denver, which explores research from “Quarks to Cosmos.” It runs from Saturday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 16 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. At the meeting, the...
20-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mathematics of Sea Slug Movement Points to Future Robots

Mathematician Shankar Venkataramani’s research group recently discovered a lot of new, powerful geometries involved in frilly surfaces, which he will describe at the 2019 APS March Meeting. For mathematicians, frilly is plain language for an...
21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Cell-Sized Micro Robots Might Make Incredible Journeys

Researchers have created tiny functional, remote-powered, walking robots, developing a multistep nanofabrication technique that turns a 4-inch specialized silicon wafer into a million microscopic robots in just weeks. Each one of a robot’s four...
25-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Report on Industrial Physics and its Role in the US Economy

A new APS report, “The Impact of Industrial Physics on the U.S. Economy,” shows the significant role of physics, which contributed an estimated $2.3 trillion (12.6 percent of U.S. GDP) in 2016 alone. Industrial physics encompasses the...
22-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Surprises from Jupiter and Saturn

The latest data from the giant planets has sent researchers back to the drawing board. Cassini orbited Saturn for 13 years before its dramatic final dive into the planet’s interior, while Juno has been orbiting Jupiter for two and a half years;...
22-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Improving Solar Cell Efficiency with a Bucket of Water

Solar cells offer a clean source of energy, but the efficiency of a fixed solar system is limited: The sun moves, but solar cells do not. Beth Parks has devised an astonishingly simple way to overcome this limitation -- a bucket of water. As she...
22-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Science of Knitting, Unpicked

Knitting may be an ancient manufacturing method, but Elisabetta Matsumoto believes that understanding how different stitch types determine shape and mechanical strength will be invaluable for designing materials for future technologies, and a more...
22-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Sacrificing Accuracy to See the Big Picture

Humans have a knack for finding patterns in the world around them. Researchers are building a model that shows how this ability might work, which they will describe at the 2019 APS March Meeting. The brain does more than just process incoming...
22-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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