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Quantum Physics

Viewpoint: Powering an Engine with Quantum Coherence

Experiments demonstrate a quantum-coherence-induced power increase for quantum heat engines over their classical counterparts. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Synopsis: Air Jets Reduce Car Drag

Wind tunnel experiments show how blasting air from the back of a vehicle can reshape the vehicle’s wake and lower its drag by several percent. Read More »

Magnetism

Synopsis: The Signature of Magnetic Monopoles

Calcu­lations uncover the neutron-scattering signature of the magnetic monopoles that propagate through quantum spin ices. Read More »

FEATURE

How to Get Raves for Your Reviews

At a celebration for the 90th anniversary of Reviews of Modern Physics, physicists spoke of the gumption, good timing, and perseverance needed to make a review article sing. Read More »

Geophysics

Focus: Muons Reveal Record-Breaking Thunderstorm Voltage

A thunderstorm probed with atmospheric muons had an electric potential exceeding one billion volts, much higher than values measured previously.   Read More »

Gravitation

Synopsis: Black Hole Test for Gravity

Researchers test a key element of the theory of gravity in the strongest gravitational field to date—that produced by the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Synopsis: Two Nanodrops Zip Together to Form One

Simulations reveal that nanometer-scale droplets merge via a zipping-like action initiated by molecular-sized waves on their surfaces. Read More »

FEATURE

Scenes from the 2019 APS March Meeting

The coldest chip, particle physics under Mao, cell-sized robots, and more stories from the world’s largest physics meeting. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Synopsis: A Lens for Millimeter-Sized Electron Accelerators

An array of silicon pillars could focus and confine an electron beam in future computer-chip-sized electron accelerators, allowing faster acceleration of electrons using this technology. Read More »

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