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How to Squeeze a Rock Like the Center of a Planet
Scientists shared research at SHOCK22, an APS conference about materials under pressure.
For Agile Flight, Just Add Feathers
Humble feathers called “coverts” could inspire new designs for aircraft wings.
Computer Simulations Uncover How Barnacles Slow Down Ships
The critters force boats to burn more fuel—and create more emissions.
Scientists Create New Way to Predict Rogue Waves in Crossing Sea Conditions
“Rogue” waves—unusual and enormous—pose a threat to ships.
Should We Build Quantum Computers at All?
A Q&A with Emma McKay, quantum physicist turned quantum skeptic.
The Newest Quantum Frontier: Building a Skilled Workforce
Education in quantum mechanics has lagged for years. Experts are trying to change this.
This Month in Physics History
September 2002: Schön Scandal Report is Released
Danielle Buggé Wants High Schoolers to “Fail Productively” in Physics
An interview with the 2022 PhysTEC Teacher of the Year.
How to Build a Crisis Management Plan for Your Career
Jobs can end abruptly, as COVID showed. To cope then, prepare now.
The APS Topical Group on Hadronic Physics
Studying the strong force? You need a strong community.
Physics Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction Touts Achievements
100 colloquia and 4,000 attendees later, the coalition counts its successes.
Harvard Chemist and APS Fellow Shares 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience
Dr. George Whitesides, a Harvard chemist and APS Fellow, is one of four recipients of the 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.
Productive Scientific Discourse Demands Respect
APS strives to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all those engaged in physics.
APS Continues Progress to Make US More Welcoming for Science
The China Initiative, which sowed fear among some APS members and curtailed legitimate collaborations, has ended in its current form.
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