Search and Discovery
A targeted low-energy excitation can dramatically alter the course of charge separation in a molecule.
Long thought to be the building blocks of planets, the small orbs in meteorites may instead be a by-product of planetary accretion.
Issues and Events
Altered trajectories, spare or repurposed instruments, new software, and other clever tactics can give spacecraft a new lease on life.
The one-time fusion researcher worries that public understanding of climate change is slipping, and says political attacks on social sciences are misguided.
Temperature and polarization variations across the microwavesky include the fingerprints of quantum fluctuations in the early universe.They may soon reveal physics at unprecedented energy scales.
Investigations of the fundamental physical principles underlying Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases are providing new insights into their origins and are suggesting rational strategies through which to combat their onset and progression.
When adapted to cryogenic temperatures and high magnetic fields, a scanning tunneling microscope can assemble and probe spin chains, logic gates, and other configurations of magnetic atoms.
During combustion, simple carbon compounds grow into complex lattices. A popular model describing that growth process has now passed its first experimental test.