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Biological Physics

Viewpoint: How to Turn an Embryo Inside Out

Images of an algal embryo transitioning into an adult give physicists a rare opportunity to test a mechanical model of morphogenesis. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Focus: Cosmic Rays as Thunderstorm Probes

Radio waves generated by cosmic rays provide an unprecedented view of the elusive electric fields in thunderstorms. Read More »


Notes from the Editors: Snapshots from the 2015 APS April Meeting

A new dark matter map, alternative energy devices, and other selected presentations from the April Meeting in Baltimore. Read More »

Biological Physics

Synopsis: Microbes Share, But Not Too Much

Microbial cooperation involves the diffusion of nutrients from one species to another, but too high a diffusion rate weakens the cooperative bond. Read More »

Materials Science

Synopsis: Towards Better Carbon Capture

Calculations show how the efficiency of a promising carbon-capture material can be optimized by adding dopants. Read More »


Synopsis: Terahertz Combs Get Fine Teeth

A new scheme to generate terahertz frequency combs features unprecedented bandwidth and frequency accuracy. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Viewpoint: Cyclotron Radiation from One Electron

An electron’s energy can be determined with high accuracy by detecting the radiation it emits when moving in a magnetic field. Read More »

Biological Physics

Focus: Bacteria Stick Together as Living Crystals

Rotating bacterial cells suck one another into a 2D crystal structure, an unprecedented pattern for living organisms. Read More »


Synopsis: Superconductors Under Pressure

The coupling of electrons to anharmonic crystal vibrations may explain the record high-temperature superconductivity in highly pressurized hydrogen sulfide. Read More »

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