Latest American Physical Society Stories

2014-02-27 23:31:03

PathoGenetix, Inc. has been invited to present research at the 2014 American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting detailing the mechanisms used in Genome Sequence Scanning to optimize throughput and stretching of DNA in detection funnels and enable rapid bacterial identification and strain typing. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., a commercial-stage developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial identification, has been invited to present new research at the...

2014-02-24 23:27:17

Lake Shore will highlight its terahertz system for electronic, magnetic and chemical research at the 2014 APS March Meeting, booth 901/903. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, announced today that it will be discussing its soon-to-released terahertz (THz) system for materials characterization at the upcoming American Physical Society March Meeting in...

Amazing Viscoelasticity Observed In Structures Comprised Of Fire Ants
2013-11-27 08:55:06

[ Watch the Video: Fire Ants Being Smashed by Petri Dish ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Fire ants are capable of joining together to form a waterproof structure capable of bouncing back to its original shape when stretched or compressed, according to research presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD). Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology explain that these ants can...

Finding The Source Of Waterfowl Die-offs Of The Great Lakes
2013-11-25 06:50:46

American Physical Society New experimental data, presented at APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, moves toward finding a better model to determine where birds ate toxic fish A deadly menace stalks the loons, gulls and other water birds of the Great Lakes region: Type E botulism, a neuromuscular disease caused when birds eat fish infected with toxin-producing bacteria. Cases of the disease are on the rise, killing approximately 10,000 more waterfowl in 2007 than when it was first...

New Insights Into A Fusion Plasma's Transport Barrier Promise To Boost Future Reactor Performance
2013-11-13 15:52:11

American Physical Society In a collaborative effort, researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom have developed a new technique that will help them optimize the transport barrier, or pedestal, in fusion plasmas, which will be key to increasing future fusion power performance. This work has been recognized with the 2013 APS John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. The core of fusion plasmas must reach temperatures over 100 million degrees to enable ample...

Rapid Plasma Rotation May Be Key To Softening The Blow Of Powerful Plasma Disruptions
2013-11-13 11:25:56

American Physical Society In the quest for fusion energy on earth, researchers use magnetic fields to insulate hot plasma from the walls of the chamber to maintain the reaction and prevent damage to interior surfaces. In the tokamak, a leading contender to achieve a sustained fusion burn, electrical currents flowing in the plasma inside the doughnut-shaped vacuum chamber can become unstable if the plasma current or pressure gets too high or the control system breaks, leading to a sudden...

Plasma Experiment
2013-11-13 10:58:20

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Anyone who has a plasma TV in their living room likely knows those things give off a bit of heat, but few understand why. Most of us just focus on the life-like pictures on the screen. But nowadays, the scientifically curious can take part in open online courses like those offered by Khan Academy, MIT OpenCourseWare and iTunes U to learn about the science behind how nature and technology work. And the American Physical Society reported...

2013-02-28 23:01:52

Lake Shore Cryotronics will announce its new continuous wave terahertz materials characterization system at the American Physical Society March Meeting 2013. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Lake Shore Cryotronics will announce its new continuous wave terahertz materials characterization system at the American Physical Society March Meeting 2013. The conference, which will take place March 18 to 22 in Baltimore, is the largest physics meeting in the world, focusing on research from...

Dwarf Galaxies Observations Provide New Insights On Dark Matter
2012-04-04 06:43:14

[ Watch the Video ] There's more to the cosmos than meets the eye. About 80 percent of the matter in the universe is invisible to telescopes, yet its gravitational influence is manifest in the orbital speeds of stars around galaxies and in the motions of clusters of galaxies. Yet, despite decades of effort, no one knows what this "dark matter" really is. Many scientists think it's likely that the mystery will be solved with the discovery of new kinds of subatomic particles, types...

2012-02-07 13:29:51

NASA and the American Physical Society (APS) have begun a partnership to share videos from the International Space Station with students, educators and science fans around the world. NASA astronaut Don Pettit, currently on the orbiting outpost as a member of the Expedition 30 crew, will use everyday objects from Earth to demonstrate physics through "Science off the Sphere" presentations. Space fans know Pettit from his previous science demonstrations performed in space, such as the "Zero G...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'