Gabriel Popkin

Gabriel Popkin is a freelance science writer in Mount Rainier, Maryland.

Gabriel Popkin Published May 3, 2013

Nonlinear Dynamics | Fluid Dynamics

Simulations show that breaking ocean waves contribute most of their energy to the air, rather than the water, which could affect cloud formation and climate evolution.

Gabriel Popkin Published August 16, 2013

Optics | Metamaterials | Plasmonics

Devices that process light signals the way traditional circuits process electronic signals can now work in a technologically important wavelength range.

Gabriel Popkin Published April 18, 2014

Interdisciplinary Physics

A computer simulation of individual voter behavior matches statistical measures of data from 30 years of US presidential elections.

Gabriel Popkin Published June 6, 2014

Nanophysics | Statistical Physics | Mechanics

The attractive force that allows geckos to walk on the ceiling fluctuates in time at the nanoscale, potentially causing a gecko’s feet to detach from a surface more easily than previous theories suggested.