Search and Discovery
Detecting the tiny magnetic field from a few thousand atomic nuclei is a first step toward imaging complex molecular structures directly.
Spectral signatures of pion decay have long been sought as direct evidence of proton acceleration in supernova shock fronts.
The newcomers to the task looked at many more weather stations and used a geostatistics technique to adjust for data discontinuities.
A change in the polarization of a light field can sufficiently change the scattering forces experienced by spherical particles to reverse their direction of motion.
Issues and Events
Quantum mechanics teaches that black holes evaporate by radiating particles—a lesson indicating that at least one pillar of modern physics must fall.
The latent heat released when water condenses is an important driver of weather phenomena. And as a simple experiment shows, it also makes it tough to enjoy a frosty one in the summertime.