Search and Discovery
Vibrational resonances provide a sensitive probe into the materials’ thermodynamic properties.
A high-resolution crystallographic structure reveals why aquaporin proteins are permeable to water but not to protons.
Issues and Events
Nine months of data from the world’s deepest observatory agree with lab measurements on a controversial quake parameter.
For evolving astrophysical accretion disks to concentrate their mass and still conserve angular momentum, turbulent flows are crucial. Those flows cannot be directly observed, so to understand them better physicists are creating them in modest-sized laboratory experiments.
Programs that augment the core physics curriculum with real-world business skills could hold the key to the discipline’s future growth.
The stains left by drying coffee would look quite different—both microscopically and macroscopically—if the suspended grounds weren’t roughly spherical.