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Making a Beef Patty — Without the Beef
Meet Dr. Huan Yan, a chemical physicist at the plant-based meat company Impossible Foods.
The 2022 Physics Laureates Share Their Stories in Stockholm
As the Nobel Prize returns to ‘real life,’ quantum physicists challenge our view of reality.
Get Ready for the APS March Meeting 2023
In Las Vegas or online, engage with peers from across the globe.
Designing Self-Powered Breath Sensors to Track Chronic Respiratory Conditions
Engineers at an APS meeting on fluid dynamics presented an implantable sensor that can detect signs of an asthma attack in rabbits.
Here’s How Honeybees Fly in Windy Conditions
New research suggests that even in turbulent wind, honeybees maintain their average flying velocity and move in a zig-zag-like pattern.
How Sound Waves Could Power a Greener Air-Conditioner
At an APS meeting on fluid dynamics, researchers discussed thermoacoustic cooling, an old technology attracting new interest.
New Models Expand Thermodynamics to Humidity-Driven Engines That Mimic Plants
Researchers rework traditional thermodynamics to study mechanisms that create motion from changes in humidity.
Scientists Investigate Salty Stellar Recipes
In large collections of stars, sodium is far more abundant than expected — so scientists bring a stellar reaction into the lab.
Physicists Can Help Combat Global Threat of Nuclear Weapons, Say Experts at Nuclear Physics Meeting
Speakers at an APS meeting on nuclear physics discussed the past, present, and future of nuclear weapons.
Sixty Years After, Physicists Model Electromagnetic Pulse of a Once-Secret Nuclear Test
At an APS meeting on plasma physics, physicists present simulations of Starfish Prime, a high-altitude nuclear test in 1962.
Division of Computational Physics
A home for physicists studying the third pillar of science.
Scientists Create 3D-Printed Model to Study How Particles Move Through Blood
The research could improve embolization, a procedure to stop bleeding and fight tumors.
In Proof-of-Principle Experiment, Researchers Use Tiny Chip to Separate Squishy Cells from Hard Particles
Microfluidic devices could help scientists sort sick cells by softness.
Gas Particles, Ferromagnets—and Voters?
Some researchers are using the tools of physics to study social processes like elections.
The APS Topical Group on Hadronic Physics
Studying the strong force? You need a strong community.
The Newest Quantum Frontier: Building a Skilled Workforce
Education in quantum mechanics has lagged for years. Experts are trying to change this.
Scientists Create New Way to Predict Rogue Waves in Crossing Sea Conditions
“Rogue” waves—unusual and enormous—pose a threat to ships.
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.
How to Squeeze a Rock Like the Center of a Planet
Scientists shared research at SHOCK22, an APS conference about materials under pressure.
Lighting Tiny Movie Sets With the World’s Most Intense X-Rays
Scientists at DAMOP discuss the future of X-ray free electron lasers.
Researchers Find Home in Division of Physics of Beams (DPB) and Look Ahead to August Meeting in New Mexico
From August 7-12, beam physicists will meet in Albuquerque.
Searching for New Molecules with Quantum Computers
Could the budding technology see a breakthrough application in chemistry?
Interview with Denis Bartolo, New Lead Editor of Physical Review X
His route to physics was unconventional—and his coffee habits still are.
What Was the Climate Like 1,000 Years Ago? Ask Argon-39
At DAMOP, physicists showcase advances in atom trace trap analysis.
From Great Plains to Alaska, Physicists in the Northwest Section Prepare for June Meeting in Canada
Physics, across two million square miles.
In Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, Physicists Find a Home in One of APS’s Oldest Geographical Sections
The Eastern Great Lakes Section offers its 1,500 members a cozy venue for collaboration.
Molecular Machines Make Waves at APS March Meeting
The human body is full of tiny machines—and physicists are eager to learn more.
APS’s Energy Research Journal, PRX Energy, Publishes its First Issue
The newest Physical Review journal, centered on energy science, published its first papers.
Physicists—Jolted by Surprising Mass of Subatomic Particle—Share Discovery at APS April Meeting
At the April Meeting, scientists shared a surprise: the W boson is heavier than expected.

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