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Opening the Black Box of Peer Review

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The Microscopic Dynamics of Biomolecular Condensates

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How an Active Liquid Wets a Surface

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A Faster Atomic Compass

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Ignition First in a Fusion Reaction

In August, a fusion reaction at the National Ignition Facility yielded a record 1.3 MJ in fusion energy, releasing, for the first time, more energy than the fuel capsule absorbed. Read More »

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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 »


New Moiré Landscapes for Atomic Spins

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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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