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Fluid Dynamics of Clouds

In a series of invited papers, researchers discuss new tools for reducing uncertainties in climate models associated with cloud formation and transport. Read More »

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Metamaterials Control the Shape of Water Waves

A water wave incident on a grooved wall is shown to be analogous to electromagnetic waves called surface plasmon polaritons. Read More »

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Explaining the Mechanics of a Bird’s Nest

Experiments and simulations explain the unusual nature of the structure’s springiness. Read More »

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A Supersolid Disk

Researchers have created a disk-shaped supersolid, an achievement that could provide new routes to exploring previously unseen states of matter. Read More »

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First Image of the Milky Way’s Black Hole

Scientists have directly imaged Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of our Galaxy. Read More »

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Merged Black Hole on the Run

Analysis of the gravitational waves from a black hole merger suggests that the final black hole received a kick that will send it out of its galaxy. Read More »

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Controlling Single Photons with Rydberg Superatoms

New schemes based on Rydberg superatoms placed in optical cavities can be used to manipulate single photons with high efficiency. Read More »

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Galactic Gamma-Ray Glow May Be Pulsars After All

A new simulation of the evolution of binary stars shows that previously neglected millisecond pulsars could explain the excess gamma-ray radiation seen in our Galaxy’s center. Read More »

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Strong Magnetization Flattens a Fusion Implosion

A powerful external magnetic field can transform both the heat flow and the shape of the implosion associated with inertial-confinement fusion—a laser-driven fusion technique. Read More »

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