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Information: From Maxwell’s demon to Landauer’s eraser

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
Thought experiments that long puzzled the thermodynamics community are now being performed in the lab—and they’re forging a deeper understanding of the second law.
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Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
A new class of nanomaterials that convert near-IR radiation into tunable visible light has important implications for many fields of science and technology.
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Climate change impacts: The growth of understanding

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
In this peculiar history, the main actors are committees and no seminal papers or scientific giants emerge. Seat-of-the-pants guesses made in the 1960s proved to be roughly correct, and the details are still being fleshed out today.
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Liquid deuterium pressured into becoming metallic

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
The world’s strongest pulsed-power source takes a shot at an 80-year-old condensed-matter-physics problem.
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Imaging a mouse’s brain through its skull

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
A modest change in the application of adaptive optics to light microscopy produces a dramatic increase in the field of view.
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Powerful lasers mimic intergalactic plasmas in the lab

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
A scaled-down experiment provides a platform to study how magnetic fields evolve as galaxy clusters merge.
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A pentaquark revival

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
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Stratospheric air worsens wildfires

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
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Advanced gravitational-wave detectors open their ears

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
Ripples in spacetime and the violent events that cause them may become accessible for study by the end of the decade.
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How many asteroids are out there, exactly?

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
The effort to find objects that might threaten Earth is far from complete, and NASA admits it won’t meet a 2020 congressional deadline to find the bigger ones.
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Physics whiz kids converge in India

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
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Mechanical metamaterials roll off the 3D printing press

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
Researchers are exploring applications that extend beyond optical invisibility cloaks.
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The future of ITER

Physics Today - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:07
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More on polaron theory history

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