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Discourage or subsidize gamma irradiators? NNSA does both

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31
Accelerators could replace dangerous cobalt-60 as a sterilization option, but cost may be prohibitive.

New books

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31

Focus on microscopy and nanotechnology

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31

Walter Kohn

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31

Endel Lippmaa

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31

Felix Arnold Edward Pirani

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31

Taking on astronomy misconceptions isn’t easy

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31
With the help of surveys and statistics, we tried to optimize the order in which we presented astronomy concepts. But students persisted in retaining wrong ideas about them.

The Mariana Trough

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31

Why should physicists study history?

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 12:57
Just as physics is not a list of facts about the world, history is not a list of names and dates. It is a way of thinking that can be powerful and illuminating.

Physics, fracking, fuel, and the future

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 12:57
To contend with the challenges of fueling modern society, the physics community must collaborate with other disciplines and remain broadly engaged in research and education on energy.

Frustration by design

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 12:57
By fabricating magnetic structures into nanoscale arrays, physicists can directly visualize how condensed-matter systems accommodate competing interactions among dipole moments and other degrees of freedom.

Science is special

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 12:57