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A Quantum Tango between Magnons and Phonons

A nanopatterned magnetic structure features an unprecedently strong coupling between lattice vibrations and quantized spin waves, which could lead to novel ways of manipulating quantum information. Read More »

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Imaging Molecular Structure and Charge Simultaneously

A new technique determines both the charge distribution and the structural distortions that result from the addition of a single charge to a molecule. Read More »

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Viscosity of Active Microtubules Uncovered

Experiments show how to tune the viscosity of “active” filaments found in cells, something that could help in the design of biomimetic materials. Read More »

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The Froth Thickens

Frothing can arise in mixtures of two fully miscible liquids with nonlinear composition-dependent surface tensions. Read More »

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Dark Matter Detector Proves its Sensitivity

A new sensor provides world-leading sensitivity for distinguishing lightweight dark matter from background noise. Read More »

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Looking for Dark Matter in Neutron Star Light

Radio observations of neutron stars demonstrate a way to search for axions through their expected conversion to electromagnetic waves in a star’s magnetic field. Read More »

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Graphene Doping Reaches New Levels

New experiments with doped graphene take the two-dimensional material beyond its “Van Hove singularity” to regions that may host exotic states of matter. Read More »

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Springy Material Boosts Projectile Performance

Adding a soft, springy material to a solid projectile leads to a threefold increase in kinetic energy when the projectile is launched upward. Read More »

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Number Crunching the Beautiful Game

A stochastic model that analyzes the movements of a handful of players correctly reproduces the statistics of nearly 2000 real-life soccer games. Read More »

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