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Aim for the Sky, But Keep Your Feet on the Ground

To fight poverty and promote equality, developing countries should pursue the highest levels of unfettered, open-ended scientific inquiry. Read More »

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Droplets Sliding Across a Stretched Surface

Experiments show that stretching the substrate changes the shape and dynamics of droplets, suggesting a new way to control fluid motion in microfluidic chips. Read More »

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A Lightweight Among Heavyweights

Researchers have observed the lightest uranium isotope to date, offering insight into models of nuclear structure. Read More »

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Laser-Cooled Atoms and Molecules Collide in a Trap

An experiment shows the circumstances under which ultracold atoms are quick to kick molecules out of a trap, providing clues for how to use atoms as a refrigerant for molecules. Read More »

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Electron Chemical Potential Measured for Graphene

Researchers demonstrate a method for measuring the chemical potential in a many-electron system, providing a way to validate numerical calculations. Read More »

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Driving Transport with High Disorder

A study of long-range interactions in disordered systems yields a surprising result: Transport can increase with disorder. Read More »

Research News

A Rockin’ Time for Space Missions

2021 may be the year of the space rock, with scientists combing through new (and old) samples from the Moon and asteroids, while plans for a pick-and-collect mission to Mars get under way. Read More »

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Optics Bench on a Graphene Flake

A nanoscale, graphene-based device takes advantage of the wave nature of electrons and provides a level of control that will be useful for quantum computers. Read More »

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Qubits Could Act as Sensitive Dark Matter Detectors

A detector made from superconducting qubits could allow researchers to search for dark matter particles 1000 times faster than other techniques can. Read More »

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