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2012-01-09 15:22:25

Miguel A. Cazalilla, a scientist at the CFM (a joint CSIC-UPV/EHU center) and the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), together with other four colleagues from various institutions in Europe and the United States, was recently invited to write a review article that has been just published in the prestigious journal Reviews of Modern Physics of the American Physical Society, where only leading scientists in their field of physics are invited to contribute. The article, "One...

2011-11-21 12:37:42

News from the American Physical Society Hydrodynamics of writing with ink Jungchul Kim, Myoung-Woon Moon, Kwang-Ryeol Lee, L. Mahadevan, and Ho-Young Kim Physical Review Letters (forthcoming) For millennia, writing has been the preferred way to convey information and knowledge from one generation to another. We first developed the ability to write on clay tablets with a point, and then settled on a reed pen, as preserved from 3000 BC in Egypt when it was used with papyrus. This...

2011-10-28 12:17:25

An unprecedented variety of smooth symmetric, corrugated, zig-zag shaped slender structures can be observed by simply dripping a mixture of sand and water on a liquid absorbing surface such as a dry bed of sand or blotting paper. The various shapes are in contrast with the liquid drops which can splash, spread or bounce upon hitting a surface. Successive drops freeze rapidly upon impact due to the drainage of a small fraction of liquid, literally stacking on top of each other into...

Nobel Prize Winner Leaves Group Over Global Warming
2011-09-26 04:26:00

  A Nobel Prize winning physicist has resigned from the American Physical Society (APS), protesting the organization's official stance on climate change, Philip Sherwell of the Telegraph reported on Sunday. Ivar Giaever, an 82-year-old Norwegian who shared the 1973 Nobel Award for work related to quantum tunneling, left the 48,000 member organization earlier this month because of the APA's position arguing that there is a scientific consensus on the global warming issue. The...

2011-05-09 21:06:11

The American Physical Society has released a new assessment "” Direct Air Capture of CO2 with Chemicals "” to better inform the scientific community on the technical aspects of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In systems achieving direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide (CO2), ambient air flows over a chemical sorbent, either liquid or solid, that selectively removes the CO2.  The CO2 is then released as a concentrated stream for disposal or reuse, while the...

2011-05-09 20:57:38

Technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are unlikely to offer an economically feasible way to slow human-driven climate change for several decades, according to a report issued by the American Physical Society and led by Princeton engineer Robert Socolow. "We humans should not kid ourselves that we can pour all the carbon dioxide we wish into the atmosphere right now and pull it out later at little cost," said Socolow, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering....

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2011-05-03 06:30:00

Berkeley Lab-led BOSS proves it can do the job with quasars The biggest 3-D map of the distant universe ever made, using light from 14,000 quasars "“ supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies billions of light years away "“ has been constructed by scientists with the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III). The map is the first major result from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), SDSS-III's largest survey, whose principal investigator is David Schlegel...

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2011-03-25 06:35:38

A controversial idea that sense of smell can be explained by quantum physics is gaining traction in the science world, according to researchers. Researchers, reporting at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas, say the key to proving how such a theory would work revolves around tiny packets of energy -- or quanta -- lost by electrons. The scientists performed experiments using tiny wires and showed that as electrons move on proteins within the nose, odor molecules could absorb...

2010-11-05 00:00:37

DeepDyve and the American Physical Society (APS) jointly announced today that APS has agreed to make its articles available, in a nine-month pilot program, via DeepDyve's online rental service for research articles. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) November 4, 2010 DeepDyve and the American Physical Society(APS) jointly announced today that APS has agreed to make its articles available, in a nine-month pilot program, via DeepDyve's online rental service for research articles. Widely acknowledged as a...


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