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Complex Droplets and Interacting Bubbles Receive Video Prize

An annual APS video prize went to research on the breakup of fluid filaments, the jet produced by a bubble pair, and the surprising patterns that a 2D flow can create. Read More »

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Dark Matter Hunter

XinRan Liu develops technology for dark matter detectors, which he hopes will soon be spotting these mysterious particles. Read More »

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Simple Additives Make Polar Fluids More Polar

The strong polar nature of bonded molecular pairs called zwitterions boosts the dielectric constants of polar fluids. Read More »

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Shock Waves from Ions Damage DNA

Simulations show that the mechanical force of shock waves propagating through cells may be a key component of ion radiation damage to DNA.     Read More »

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Altering Airflows and Stopping Drops

Two new studies provide insights into the efficacy of masks under different usage conditions, results that could help improve strategies for lowering transmission of COVID-19. Read More »

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Quantum Correlations Generate an Optical Lattice

Measuring one photon’s polarization dictates the spatial structure of its entangled partner. Read More »

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Distinguishing Noise Sources with Information Theory

Mutual information provides a promising method for disentangling intrinsic from extrinsic sources of noise in biological systems. Read More »

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Device Acts as Both Solar Cell and Battery

A new photoelectric device can convert light into charge that it can then store indefinitely. Read More »

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Three-In-One X-Ray Imaging

Researchers have developed a technique for simultaneously monitoring the attenuation, phase shift, and dark-field scattering of an x-ray beam as it passes through a melting metal powder. Read More »

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