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2010-11-16 17:00:00

Design for Manmade Light Trapping Device Could Help Harvest Light for Solar Cells. WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While our direct knowledge of black holes in the universe is limited to what we can observe from thousands or millions of light years away, a team of Chinese physicists has proposed a simple way to design an artificial electromagnetic (EM) black hole in the laboratory. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100714/AIPLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-11-03 10:18:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Physics (www.aip.org) announced today the addition of UniPHY Discussion Groups, a new, highly interactive feature on the UniPHY (aipuniphy.org) professional and social networking platform. This new feature will allow UniPHY members to form collaborative environments centered around any number of common interests, including journals, disciplines, institutions, organizations, or upcoming events. (Logo:...

2010-07-02 10:10:00

With the attention of sports fans worldwide focused on South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, U.S. scientist John Eric Goff has made the aerodynamics of the soccer ball a focus of his research. In an article appearing in the magazine Physics Today this month, Goff examines the science of soccer and explains how the world's greatest players are able to make a soccer ball do things that would seem to defy the forces of nature. Goff's article looks at the ball's changing design and how its...

2010-03-12 09:49:00

Scientific publisher goes global MELVILLE, N.Y., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today that it is opening a new office in Beijing, China - the first part of a multi-phase plan to expand globally. An official grand opening of the new China office is planned for June. Beijing was the logical first step in this global expansion, say AIP officials, because China is second only to the United States as the largest source of scientific...

2008-08-18 09:00:55

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is comprised of 10 member societies with a total of more than 125,000 individual members, providing services and programs dedicated to the physical sciences and engineering communities. AIP will be adding its Physics Today Career Network to the Engineering and Science Career Network, creating the largest collaboration of association job boards in engineering and science. The AIP has networked with several of its member societies and other society...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.