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Tension Remodeling Resolves Tissue Architecture Question

A dynamical tension model captures how cells swap places with their neighbors in epithelial tissues, explaining observed phase transitions and cellular architectures. Read More »


Midcircuit Operations in Atomic Arrays

Three research groups have exploited the nuclear spins of ytterbium-171 to manipulate qubits before they are read out—an approach that could lead to efficient error-correction schemes for trapped-atom computing platforms. Read More »


“Spin” Leaves Its Mark on Some Meteorite Craters

Numerical simulations reveal that an impact crater’s shape can depend on the impactor’s spin and its degree of cohesion. Read More »


Uncertainty beyond the Uncertainty Principle

According to a new extension to an old theory, a particle’s position cannot be measured precisely even if its momentum is not measured simultaneously. Read More »


Nuclear Ground State Has Molecule-Like Structure

The protons and neutrons in a nucleus can form clusters analogous to atoms in a molecule, even in the nuclear ground state. Read More »

Research News

Electrons Lead Their Lattice by the Nose

Experiments with an unconventional superconductor show that a change in the properties of the material’s electrons can, unexpectedly, cause the material to become dramatically less stiff. Read More »


Seeking a Quantum Hall Effect for Light

Light confined to an accelerating optical cavity could display a photonic counterpart of the electronic quantum Hall effect. Read More »


Vanishing Act for Water Waves

Cavities at the sides of a water channel can cause waves to be completely absorbed, suggesting new techniques for protecting coastlines. Read More »


Tension for a Hubble-Tension Solution

An early-Universe spike in dark energy could resolve a disagreement between two cosmic-expansion-rate measurements, but such a spike may conflict with observations of quasar spectra. Read More »

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