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The Deep Space Network at 50

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
From rovers on the surface of Mars to Voyager 1 near the edge of the solar system, spacecraft regularly call home to Earth. For five decades, the Deep Space Network has been at the other end of the line.
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The changing width of Earth’s tropical belt

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
The belt emerges as a fundamental climatic feature of atmospheric circulation patterns on a rotating and differentially heated planet. But locating its edges and discerning anthropogenic influences remain difficult research problems.
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Top-down nanomanufacturing

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
Integrated circuits with nanomaterial components can revolutionize technology, but only if they can be economically fabricated in large numbers.
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Design for acoustics

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
The discomforts of noise in working and living can be reduced only by a rational approach to acoustics problems when building houses and factories, writes the technical director of the Acoustics Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes research leading to high-brightness blue LEDs

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
The newly named Nobelists kept alive work on gallium nitride until their successful innovations paved the way to practical devices.
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Chemistry Nobel honors developers of superresolution microscopy

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
By manipulating fluorescence, the three prizewinners brought the hidden machinery of living cells into view.
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Modeling a virus atom by atom

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
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Watching nematodes swim the channel

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
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Hawking radiation from fluids

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
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Emphasis on short-term gains worries Australia’s science community

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
Researchers maintain that excellence in science requires a long-term strategy, money, and closer interactions with the commercial sector.
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Fractures are widening on nonproliferation treaty

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
Nonnuclear states’ patience with weapons states’ inaction on disarmament is wearing thin.
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Big data goes high-speed across the Atlantic

Physics Today - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 03:10
The expansion of the Department of Energy’s high-bandwidth linkage is a step toward a global network for the transfer of scientific information.
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