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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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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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YouTube: Physics Friend Not Foe

Physics students use online resources to supplement their in-class instruction and not, as commonly thought, to find the answers to homework questions. Read More »

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Electrical Control of the “Valley”

Researchers show that they can electrically switch which energy valley electrons occupy in a solid, a key step toward enabling a “valleytronics” approach to information applications. Read More »

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Theorists React to Potential Signal in Dark Matter Detector

A tantalizing signal reported by the XENON1T dark matter experiment has sparked theorists to investigate explanations involving new physics. Read More »

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Dark Matter Detector Delivers Enigmatic Signal

Are the excess events detected by the XENON1T experiment a harbinger of new physics or a mundane background? Read More »

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A Deeper Understanding of Quantum Thermal Machines

A new theoretical description of how thermal machines work in the quantum regime provides a guide to increasing their efficiency.  Read More »

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