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The Dawn of Bendy, Squishy Robots
The metal contraptions of the popular imagination are making way for soft robotics powered by fluids and formed using origami folds.
To Become Brighter, Synchrotron Light Sources Must First Go Dark
Around the world, specialized accelerators are going offline to prepare for major upgrades.
Muon Telescope Developed at Fermilab Could Unlock Mysteries of the Great Pyramid of Giza
Researchers are using fundamental particles to peer inside a wonder of the ancient world.
The Path to a Clean-Energy Electric Grid Has Roadblocks, but Physicists Can Help
At the April Meeting, experts discussed the challenges to achieving clean-energy electricity.
June 1980: Vera Rubin Publishes Paper Hinting at Dark Matter
Work by Rubin, a champion of women in science, suggested that galaxies contain hidden mass.
High School Students "Go Quantum" with Virtual Visit From Physicist
Physicist Brian La Cour, a volunteer with APS’s Quantum To-Go program, dropped into a physics class in Arkansas to demystify qubits.
Want to Teach Physics? PhysTEC Teachers of the Year Have Advice.
At the 2023 PhysTEC conference, four physics teachers reflected on the rewards and challenges of teaching.
A Bridge to Chasing Active Galactic Nuclei
John Hood II, APS Bridge Program graduate, achieved a dream he once thought impossible.
The Physics Curriculum Needs More Data Science — and One Team is Making it Easier Than Ever to Integrate It
With support from the APS Innovation Fund, the DSECOP team is getting data science into more undergraduate physics classrooms.
To Manage Future Risks of Emerging Technologies, Train Physicists in Ethical Decision-Making Now
Panelists and audience members at the APS Annual Leadership Meeting made the case for adding lessons on ethics in technology to physics programs.
It’s Time to Rethink Alcohol at Work Events
Drinking in professional settings comes with risks and can alienate colleagues. There are better ways for physicists to socialize.
Letter to the Editor
The 2022 Nobel Laureates in physics.
NSF Doubles Budget of Its New Technology Directorate
Some scientists expressed concern that existing directorates aren’t receiving enough funding.
APS Honors Members for Outstanding Science Policy Advocacy
The 2022 winners of the 5 Sigma Physicists Award.