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Synopsis: Testing Gravity On Solar System Scales

A proposed space mission would precisely measure deviations from Newtonian gravity on a scale of 100 astronomical units. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Viewpoint: Connecting the Higgs Mass with Cosmic History

A theoretical proposal ties the puzzling light mass of the Higgs particle to a hypothetical new particle that plays an important role during the big bang. Read More »

Biological Physics

Focus: Stalling a Molecular Motor

Researchers used a viscous fluid to disrupt the operation of a molecular motor that transports material inside biological cells, giving insights into how it works.   Read More »

Biological Physics

Synopsis: Robust Yet Flexible Clocks

A theoretical analysis explains why circadian clocks can be robust but also able to adapt to environmental changes.   Read More »

Statistical Physics

Viewpoint: New Entry in the Thermodynamic Rulebook for Quantum Systems

Thermodynamic laws that are unique to quantum systems in a superposition of states have been derived using an information-theory approach. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Synopsis: LHC Data Might Reveal Nature of Neutrinos

A long-standing question over whether the neutrino is its own antiparticle might be answered by looking at decays of W bosons. Read More »


Synopsis: Enter the Metacage

An array of equally spaced nanowires, dubbed a metacage, could block optical radiation from entering or escaping a region of arbitrary shape. Read More »

Quantum Physics

Viewpoint: Cool Physics with Warm Ions

Ultrafast laser pulses can be used to control and characterize the quantum motion of a single trapped ion over 5 orders of magnitude in temperature. Read More »

Biological Physics

Focus: Evolution Sometimes Slows Things Down

When a strongly cooperative species invades new territory, its spread can slow down or stop, according to a mathematical model, suggesting potential strategies against cancer and insect pests. Read More »

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