Latest American Physical Society Stories

2010-10-12 08:07:44

Tiny creatures may play a crucial role in mixing ocean nutrients.

2010-08-16 17:53:37

A large collaboration of physicists working at the Fermilab Tevatron particle collider has discovered evidence of an explanation for the prevalence of matter over antimatter in the universe.

2010-08-09 14:48:00

Duke University physicists have developed a way to produce sharp fluid jets with enough precision that they can inject material into a single, living cell.

2010-07-12 13:43:05

Neutrinos are likely half as massive as previous estimates suggested.

2010-05-25 11:07:24

A collaboration of French and Canadian researchers have found that sucking a portion of a spherical globule of cells into a tiny pipette provides information about the adhesion between cells and the elastic properties of the tissue.

2010-05-17 09:48:09

New images of iron-based superconductors are providing telltale clues to the origin of superconductivity in a class of ceramic materials known as pnictides.

2010-05-03 10:51:43

Tetrahedral dice pack tighter than any other shape, and a single molecule can calculate thousands of times faster than a PC.

2010-04-07 07:41:41

A collaboration of Russian and US physicists has finally created element 117 - a superheavy element made of atoms containing 117 protons that is roughly 40% heavier than lead.

2010-04-05 10:06:52

Physicists at the University of Maryland have found a way to turn a precision measurement device into a versatile tool for manipulating quantum bits (qubits).

2010-03-19 09:15:00

With the help of a little singing bird, Penn State physicists are gaining insight into how the human brain functions, which may lead to a better understanding of complex vocal behavior, human speech production and ultimately, speech disorders and related diseases.

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