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2014-08-08 11:28:28

Physicists have identified a mechanism that may help explain Zipf’s law – a unique pattern of behavior found in disparate systems, including complex biological ones.

Relaxation Helps Pack DNA More Easily Into A Virus
2014-05-27 03:52:42

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that DNA packs more easily into the tight confines of a virus when given a chance to relax

2014-04-09 16:06:13

What happens when physicists play (using mathematical instruments) with the genetics of populations?

2014-02-25 14:27:20

When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task.

2014-02-10 11:03:42

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist and his colleagues have found a new application for the tools and mathematics typically used in physics to help solve problems in biology.

2013-12-19 12:05:09

In contrast to its apparent simplicity (that brought Einstein his Nobel Prize), the photoelectric effect, when an electron is knocked out from its parent atom by a photon, is quite complicated to analyze in general, especially when the atom contains a large number of electrons.

2013-11-19 16:32:26

A team of researchers from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Japan has demonstrated that the magic numbers 20 and 28 disappear from all neutron-rich magnesium isotopes, thereby establishing a new, larger area of nuclear deformation in the nuclear chart.

2013-10-18 13:03:39

It's an idea financial regulators have dreamed of. Experiments on a simple model of chaos have found that it may be possible not only to predict an extreme event, like a stock market collapse, but to intervene and prevent it from happening.

2013-09-18 12:54:10

Researchers have made the first experimental determination of the weak charge of the proton in research carried out at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab).

2013-08-15 20:55:15

Two NJIT researchers have demonstrated that using a continuum-based approach, they can explain the dynamics of liquid metal particles on a substrate of a nanoscale.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.