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Sustainable Plastics Inspired by Nature

Plant-based plastics offer a sustainable alternative to traditional petrochemical plastics. Physicists and engineers are making the shift easier by fine-tuning the structure and function of these biomaterials while also developing better processing techniques. Read More »

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Quantum at Scale

Quantum technology can only fulfill its promise when it reaches a large scale and proves its value to society. Read More »

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Major Physics Publisher Goes Double Blind

In an effort to increase fairness, the Institute of Physics Publishing plans to anonymize both reviewers and authors during the review process for its journals. Read More »

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Compression of Tumors Causes Drug Resistance

Pressure that develops as a tumor grows can limit the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. Read More »

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Kaon Decays Reevaluated

A rigorous calculation of a matter-antimatter asymmetry in kaon decays has twice the precision of a previous calculation, removing tension that had existed between theory and experiment. Read More »

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The Anatomy of Ultrahigh-Energy Cosmic Rays

New results from the Pierre Auger Observatory could narrow down the search for the origin of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays. Read More »

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A Twist in Topological Wisdom

New theoretical predictions overthrow the assumption that a material’s bulk topological properties are linked to the same properties at its surface.  Read More »

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Hints of Dark Bosons

A signal predicted for a type of dark matter appears in the spectra of ytterbium isotopes. Read More »

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Detecting Acoustic Blackbody Radiation

A nanomechanical resonator detects and isolates acoustic waves from a remote thermal source. Read More »

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