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Turbulence-Surfing Plankton Can Double Their Speed

Simulations indicate that plankton can gain quicker access to food by riding ascending turbulent ocean currents. Read More »

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For the Best Burger, A Quadruple Flip

A new mathematical model predicts when and how often to flip food on the grill to ensure it is cooked to perfection in the shortest time possible. Read More »

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Addressing WWW Production in Particle Collisions

The ATLAS Collaboration has detected triple W-boson production—a rare event that could eventually offer signs of new physics.  Read More »

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Semiconductors in the Spotlight

A new model suggests that lattice defects are responsible for the way some semiconductors become harder under illumination. Read More »

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Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiments March On

Long-baseline neutrino experiments are paving the way for the solution of two outstanding puzzles in neutrino physics—mass ordering and charge-parity violation. Read More »

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Bending under Big G

Most measurements of Newton’s gravity constant use stationary masses, but a new experiment measures the constant with wiggling metal beams. Read More »

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Dark Matter Mapped Around Distant Galaxies

Gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background has been used to probe the distribution of dark matter around some of the earliest galaxies in the Universe. Read More »

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A Tiny Photonic Nose Captures Odor Fingerprints

A bio-inspired detector the size of a US penny can identify the unique odor profiles of different gases, something that could help in detecting food freshness and product counterfeits and in designing new cosmetics. Read More »

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Ultrafast Switch from a Bose-Einstein Condensate

A subpicosecond optical switch demonstrated in a semiconductor material moves researchers a step closer to an all-optical computer. Read More »

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