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American Physical Society: Physics

  • Synopsis: Quantum Sensing of Magnetic Fields

    Synopsis: Quantum Sensing of Magnetic Fields

    A new design for an atomic magnetometer utilizes so-called quantum nondemolition measurements to detect very weak magnetic-field signals.[Physics] Published Tue Jul 25, 2017
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Spinning Black Holes May Grow Hair

    Viewpoint: Spinning Black Holes May Grow Hair

    Author(s): Sam DolanA spinning black hole may lose up to 9% of its mass by spontaneously growing “hair” in the form of excitations of a hypothetical particle field with a tiny mass.[Physics 10, 83] Published Mon Jul 24, 2017
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Focus: New View of Cold Atoms Flowing

    Focus: New View of Cold Atoms Flowing

    Author(s): Mark BuchananA new technique produces an image of the flow of cold atoms through a channel, a potentially important tool for future cold-atom technology.[Physics 10, 84] Published Fri Jul 21, 2017
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Synopsis: Saturn-Shaped Drops

    Synopsis: Saturn-Shaped Drops

    An electric field can pull apart a millimeter-sized oil drop, causing it to shed thin rings from its equator that then break up into tiny droplets.[Physics] Published Thu Jul 20, 2017
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Seeing Scrambled Spins

    Viewpoint: Seeing Scrambled Spins

    Author(s): Brian Swingle and Norman Y. YaoTwo experimental groups have taken a step towards observing the “scrambling” of information that occurs as a many-body quantum system thermalizes.  [Physics 10, 82] Published Wed Jul 19, 2017
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Synopsis: Explaining Grid-Cell Firing

    Synopsis: Explaining Grid-Cell Firing

    A model explains why grid cells—neurons that are part of the brain’s positioning system—fire electrical pulses in hexagonal patterns.[Physics] Published Wed Jul 19, 2017
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  • Synopsis: Proton Loses Weight

    Synopsis: Proton Loses Weight

    The most precise measurement to date of the proton mass finds a value that is 3 standard deviations lower than previous estimates.[Physics] Published Tue Jul 18, 2017
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Language Boundaries Driven by Surface Tension

    Viewpoint: Language Boundaries Driven by Surface Tension

    Author(s): Andrew D. M. SmithA new model of language evolution assumes that changes in the spatial boundaries between dialects are controlled by a surface tension effect.[Physics 10, 80] Published Mon Jul 17, 2017
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Focus: Graphene Sliding on Graphene

    Focus: Graphene Sliding on Graphene

    Author(s): Michael SchirberCreating a bulge in a graphene sheet offers the first measurement of the shear forces between graphene layers, an essential factor in many graphene-based devices.[Physics 10, 81] Published Mon Jul 17, 2017
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  • Synopsis: Bacteria Never Swim Alone

    Synopsis: Bacteria Never Swim Alone

    Simulations and theory indicate that the “synchronized swimming” of bacteria occurs in much sparser suspensions of the microorganisms than expected.[Physics] Published Thu Jul 13, 2017
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 10:00am -

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  • newAngela Fava: studying neutrinos around the globe

    Angela Fava: studying neutrinos around the globe

    This experimental physicist has followed the ICARUS neutrino detector from Gran Sasso to Geneva to Chicago. Physicist Angela Fava has been at the enormous ICARUS detector’s side for over a decade. As an undergraduate student in Italy in…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:09pm -
  • Turning plots into stained glass

    Turning plots into stained glass

    Hubert van Hecke, a heavy-ion physicist, transforms particle physics plots into works of art. At first glance, particle physicist Hubert van Hecke’s stained glass windows simply look like unique pieces of art. But there is much more to…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • Watch the underground groundbreaking

    Watch the underground groundbreaking

    This afternoon, watch a livestream of the start of excavation for the future home of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. Today in South Dakota, dignitaries, scientists and engineers will mark the start of construction of the fu…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • Shaking the dark matter paradigm

    Shaking the dark matter paradigm

    A theory about gravity challenges our understanding of the universe. For millennia, humans held a beautiful belief. Our planet, Earth, was at the center of a vast universe, and all of the planets and stars and celestial bodies revolved ar…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • SLAC accelerator plans appear in Smithsonian art exhibit

    SLAC accelerator plans appear in Smithsonian art exhibit

    The late artist June Schwarcz found inspiration in some unusual wrapping paper her husband brought home from the lab.  Leroy Schwarcz, one of the first engineers hired to build SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s original 2-mile-l…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • A new model for standards

    A new model for standards

    In an upcoming refresh, particle physics will define units of measurement such as the meter, the kilogram and the second. While America remains obstinate about using Imperial units such as miles, pounds and degrees Fahrenheit, most of the…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 11:42am -
  • Quirks of the arXiv

    Quirks of the arXiv

    Sometimes, physics papers turn funny. Since it went up in 1991, the arXiv (pronounced like the word “archive”) has been a hub for scientific papers in quantitative fields such as physics, math and computer science. Many of its million…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • When was the Higgs actually discovered?

    When was the Higgs actually discovered?

    The announcement on July 4 was just one part of the story. Take a peek behind the scenes of the discovery of the Higgs boson. Joe Incandela sat in a conference room at CERN and watched with his arms folded as his colleagues presented the…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 5:50pm -
  • What’s really happening during an LHC collision?

    What’s really happening during an LHC collision?

    It’s less of a collision and more of a symphony. The Large Hadron Collider is definitely large. With a 17-mile circumference, it is the biggest collider on the planet. But the latter fraction of its name is a little misleading. That’s…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 12:40pm -
  • The rise of LIGO’s space-studying super-team

    The rise of LIGO’s space-studying super-team

    The era of multi-messenger astronomy promises rich rewards—and a steep learning curve. Sometimes you need more than one perspective to get the full story.Scientists including astronomers working with the Fermi Large Area Telescope ha…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:27am -

The Guardian: Physics

  • Science Weekly live: call for listener's questions - Science Weekly podcast
    This Thursday, we’ll be recording a very special Q&A episode with Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw and we want your questions! Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast, and join the discussion on Facebook and TwitterOn Thursd…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 12:07pm -
  • Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology
    The tech giant and a leading US fusion company develop a new computer algorithm that significantly speeds up progress towards clean, limitless energyGoogle and a leading nuclear fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm which has signifi…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:38am -
  • Carlo Rovelli: 'I felt the beautiful adventure of physics was a story that had to be told'
    How does a book about theoretical physics sell more than 1m copies? Rovelli explains how he set about sharing his wonder at quantum scienceThere are two kinds of popular science books. The first kind is for passionate readers. Say you are mad about b…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 4:25am -
  • Cosmology and particle physics face surprisingly similar challenges
    Philosophy of science has built an industry around confirmation theory. But unprecedented methodological challenges are forcing philosophers to go back to the drawing-boardThe Dark Energy Survey (DES) concluded its biannual Collaboration meeting at U…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Recipe unearthed for mystery clouds
    ‘Cotton wool’ clouds above sub-tropical shores unmasked as formations caused by humidity variations high in the skyThe weather forecast had predicted a cloudless day, but when Ilan Koren, an atmospheric scientist, looked up he saw small “cotton…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • Getting to the bottom of the Higgs boson
    As the Large Hadron Collider at CERN continues probing the high-energy frontier of physics, a new feature of its greatest discovery so far has come into viewIn high-energy particle collisions we study the smallest known constituents of matter. Accord…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:11am -
  • Beam me up, Scotty! Scientists teleport photons 300 miles into space
    Star Trek tech is still way off but successful test of quantum entanglement at Earth-space distance boosts hope for building an unhackable quantum internetChinese scientists have teleported an object from Earth to a satellite orbiting 300 miles away…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 12:27pm -
  • Richard Dawkins and Carlo Rovelli on science and culture – books podcast
    Subscribe and review: iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud and Acast. Join the discussion on Facebook and TwitterThis week we’re talking science and culture, and how to bridge the divide between the two, with Richard Dawkins and Carlo Rovelli. C…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 3:00am -
  • ESA unveils third mission to Mercury to investigate water ice and volcanoes
    BepiColombo spacecraft will also attempt to explain why the solar system’s smallest planet appears to be shrinkingThe BepiColombo spacecraft, which will become the third probe to visit Mercury, has been unveiled ahead of a mission that will tackle…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 1:57pm -
  • Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims
    New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six ‘extra dimensions’, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectorsString theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a sing…
    - 22 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:15am -
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