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Understanding Mouthfeel of Food Using Physics

Our understanding of how microscopic structure and changes in the shape of food affect food texture remains underdeveloped, so researchers from Denmark and Germany conducted a series of experiments relating food microstructure and rheology to...
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Printing Technique Creates Effective Skin Equivalent, Heals Wounds

In APL Bioengineering, researchers have developed an approach to print skin equivalents, which may play a future role in facilitating the healing of chronic wounds. They used suspended layer additive manufacturing, creating a gel-like material to...
3-Dec-2021 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Air Bubbles Sound Climate Change's Impact on Glaciers #ASA181

Air trapped with ice below glacier surfaces becomes a compressed bubble-ice mixture that builds pressure during the long passage to the glacier terminus. The glacier ice holds ancient bubbles of air that can be up to 20 atmospheres of pressure and...
23-Nov-2021 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Killer Whales Lingering in Newly Melted Arctic Ocean #ASA181

Killer whales will often travel to different areas to target varieties of prey. In a study including eight years of passive acoustic data, researchers monitored killer whale movements using acoustic tools, finding killer whales are spending more...
19-Nov-2021 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Lego Down! Focused Vibrations Knock Over Minifigures #ASA181

To demonstrate the power of focused vibrations, researchers use speaker shakers to generate vibrations in a plate. They place Lego minifigures on the plate, choose a target, and measure the impulse response between each shaker and the target...
19-Nov-2021 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Filtering Unwanted Sounds from Baby Monitors #ASA181

Researchers at Johns Hopkins APL team aim to create an ideal baby monitor that alerts parents when their baby needs attention but does not transmit or amplify sound from other sources. The project uses open-source audio processing hardware,...
19-Nov-2021 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Sounding Off on Seattle Space Needle Renovation #ASA181

The Seattle Space Needle recently underwent a renovation to enhance the visitor experience, and acoustic designers were tasked with ensuring that the new design is a quiet one, incorporating designs targeted toward limiting unnecessary sound...
19-Nov-2021 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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During COVID-19 Lockdown, Emotional Well-Being Declined for Adults with Vision, Hearing Loss #ASA181

During pandemic-induced isolation, researchers from the University of Minnesota surveyed older adults with vision loss, with hearing loss, or without either condition, asking the participants about their worries, well-being, and social isolation at...
18-Nov-2021 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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AIP Congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics

8-Oct-2019 6:05 AM EDT

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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

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