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Astrophysics

Viewpoint: 3D View of a Comet’s Neighborhood

May 15, 2017

Detailed 3D simulations of a comet’s environment reveal the rich dynamics of ions and electrons observed by the Rosetta spacecraft around comet 67P. Read More »

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Q&A: Catching a Gravitational Wave with a Pulsar’s Beam

May 12, 2017

Maura McLaughlin explains how the electromagnetic signals from fast-spinning neutron stars could be used to detect gravitational waves. Read More »

Soft Matter

Focus: Self-Spinning Grains Prove Granular Theory

May 12, 2017

Measurements of a two-dimensional “gas” made up of particles that spin when shaken bolsters a gas-like theory for granular materials. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Synopsis: Drops Act Like Tension “Compasses”

May 11, 2017

A liquid drop’s shape can be used to detect tension anisotropies in an underlying elastic membrane. Read More »

Soft Matter

Synopsis: Sandy Scaling Law

May 10, 2017

Theory, simulations, and experiments suggest that the performance of vehicle wheels of arbitrary shape rolling over sand can be predicted using scaled-down models. Read More »

Cosmology

Synopsis: Antiprotons May Hold Dark Matter Signal

May 9, 2017

Recently released data on cosmic-ray antiprotons may contain hints of dark matter, as revealed by two new analyses. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Viewpoint: Probing Quarkonium Production in Jets

May 8, 2017

A study of J∕𝜓 production in jets reveals the weaknesses of a widely used method of simulating high-energy particle collisions. Read More »

Meetings: Building an Internet of Things

May 5, 2017

A meeting organized by physicists laid out the technology needed to network the physical world. Read More »

Interdisciplinary Physics

Focus: Imaging with Your Wi-Fi Hotspot

May 5, 2017

The Wi-Fi signals that provide internet access can also produce images of the transmitter’s 3D surroundings, even through walls. Read More »

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Features

  • Q&A: Catching a Gravitational Wave with a Pulsar’s Beam

    Maura McLaughlin explains how the electromagnetic signals from fast-spinning neutron stars could be used to detect gravitational waves.

  • Meetings: Building an Internet of Things

    A meeting organized by physicists laid out the technology needed to network the physical world.

  • Research News: Editors’ Choice

    Magnets that mimic Higgs decays, a Venus look-alike, and more in our monthly wrap-up of papers from the physics literature.

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