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New Analysis of Brain Network Activity Offers Unique Insight Into Epileptic Seizures

Little is known about which specific areas of the brain contribute to a patient’s epileptic network or the roles these different areas play. As a group of researchers in Germany now reports this week in Chaos, one way to get closer to the complex...
27-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Light Has New Capacity for Electronics

In "Minority Report,” the protagonist uses gloves that give him the power of virtual manipulation. The light seems to allow him to control the screen as if it were a touchscreen, but he's touching nothing but air. That technology is still science...
27-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Modeling Reveals How Policy Affects the Adoption of Solar Energy Photovoltaics in California

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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, inspired by efforts to promote green energy, are exploring the factors driving commercial customers in Southern California, both large and small, to purchase and install solar photovoltaic (PV)...
21-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Growth Under Pressure: New Metamaterial Designed with Counterintuitive Property

Inspired by 3-D printing, researchers explored development of one mechanical property called effective static compressibility. As they now report in Applied Physics Letters, by using a single cartridge it’s possible to print a metamaterial which...
20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nature Plants a Seed of Engineering Inspiration

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Researchers in South Korea have quantitatively deconstructed what they describe as the “ingenious mobility strategies” of seeds that self-burrow rotationally into soil. Seeds maneuvered to dig into soil using a coiled appendage, known as an awn,...
24-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Method Can Model Chemistry in Extreme Magnetic Fields of White Dwarfs

Approximately 10-20 percent of white dwarfs exhibit strong magnetic fields, some of which can reach up to 100,000 tesla. In comparison, on Earth, the strongest magnetic fields that can be generated using nondestructive magnets are about 100 tesla....
18-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘GAMERS’ Method Creates Unique 4-D Molecular Spectral Maps

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Researchers at Northwestern University have created a new method to extract the static and dynamic structure of complex chemical systems. In this context, “structure” doesn’t just mean the 3-D arrangement of atoms that make up a molecule, but...
12-Apr-2017 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lasers Measure Jet Disintegration

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The study of jet disintegration in particular focuses on fuel breakup and mixing within the combustion chamber of propulsion devices. A team of researchers at the University of Florida applied spectroscopic diagnostics techniques to learn more about...
14-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Experts Available: Nobel Prize in Physics – Discovery, Impacts, and History

The Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced Tuesday, October 4. The prize is given for the most groundbreaking and influential research. Its history chronicles many of the discoveries that underpin not only modern technology, but also our...
30-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT

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