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Particles and Fields

Viewpoint: Higgs Decay into Bottom Quarks Seen at Last

Two CERN experiments have observed the most probable decay channel of the Higgs boson—a milestone in the pursuit to confirm whether this remarkable particle behaves as physicists expect. Read More »

Interdisciplinary Physics

Focus: Astronomy Students Not Learning the Basics

Nearly half of middle school students in a Norwegian study thought that planets are bigger than stars, even after astronomy instruction. Read More »

Superconductivity

Synopsis: Bismuthates Are Surprisingly Conventional

Photoemission experiments challenge the long-held belief that the high-temperature superconductivity of certain bismuth oxides is of the unconventional type. Read More »

FEATURE

Meetings: Building Opportunities for Palestinian Science

Physicists gathered in the West Bank to discuss research trends, as well as ways to boost scientific collaboration in the region. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Synopsis: How to Create a Ghost Chemical Bond

A series of electric and magnetic pulses applied to an atom could cause one of its electrons to behave as if “bonded” to an empty point in space. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Viewpoint: Fast-Forwarding the Search for New Particles

A proposed machine-learning approach could speed up the analysis that underlies searches for new particles in high-energy collisions. Read More »

Optics

Synopsis: Ghost Imaging with Electrons

Ghost imaging—a sensitive imaging technique previously demonstrated with visible and x-ray light—has been extended to electrons. Read More »

Soft Matter

Viewpoint: Constructing a Theory for Amorphous Solids

Theorists are coming closer to a comprehensive description of the mechanics of solids with an amorphous structure, such as glass, cement, and compacted sand. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Focus: More Energy from Ocean Waves

A new structure concentrates water wave motion and could lead to improved techniques for harvesting this renewable energy resource. Read More »

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