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Meetings: Building Opportunities for Palestinian Science

Physicists gathered in the West Bank to discuss research trends, as well as ways to boost scientific collaboration in the region. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Synopsis: How to Create a Ghost Chemical Bond

A series of electric and magnetic pulses applied to an atom could cause one of its electrons to behave as if “bonded” to an empty point in space. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Viewpoint: Fast-Forwarding the Search for New Particles

A proposed machine-learning approach could speed up the analysis that underlies searches for new particles in high-energy collisions. Read More »


Synopsis: Ghost Imaging with Electrons

Ghost imaging—a sensitive imaging technique previously demonstrated with visible and x-ray light—has been extended to electrons. Read More »

Soft Matter

Viewpoint: Constructing a Theory for Amorphous Solids

Theorists are coming closer to a comprehensive description of the mechanics of solids with an amorphous structure, such as glass, cement, and compacted sand. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Focus: More Energy from Ocean Waves

A new structure concentrates water wave motion and could lead to improved techniques for harvesting this renewable energy resource. Read More »

Condensed Matter Physics

Synopsis: Detection of a Zigzag Wigner Crystal

Using a nanowire with controllable width, researchers have created a type of Wigner crystal in which electrons form an ordered zigzag pattern. Read More »


Synopsis: Fish Eye Lens Could Entangle Atoms

An optical design called Maxwell’s fish eye lens could produce quantum entanglement between atoms separated by an arbitrary distance, new calculations show. Read More »


Synopsis: Climate Noise Has Shades of Pink

Temperatures on Earth’s surface exhibit “pink noise”—a finding that could explain the global warming hiatus in the first decade of this century. Read More »

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