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Making the Moon

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
It’s likely that our Moon emerged from a giant collision between Earth and a body the size of Mars. But getting that story, or any other, to fully square with the evidence has proven difficult.
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Cracking mud, freezing dirt, and breaking rocks

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
The crack patterns in dried mud, permafrost, and lava columns exhibit subtle variations on simple physics.
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The conceptual origins of Maxwell’s equations and gauge theory

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
Already in Faraday’s electrotonic state and Maxwell’s vector potential, gauge freedom was an unavoidable presence. Converting that presence to the symmetry principle that underpins our successful standard model is a story worth telling.
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Scintillator yields glimpse of elusive solar neutrinos

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
The low-energy neutrinos are byproducts of the first reaction in a chain that generates 99% of the Sun’s energy.
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Europa may host a system of tectonic plates

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
Investigating Jupiter’s enigmatic moon requires revisiting images more than a decade old. A new result suggests they haven’t yet given up all their secrets.
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Quantized vortices in a nanodroplet

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
Diffraction experiments reveal hidden order inside a spinning superfluid.
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Collaboration unlocks self-replicating crack patterns

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
A novel fracture mechanism sets new limits for thin-film stability.
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UV light and peptides hit a triplet

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
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Solving mazes with glowing plasma

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
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Fourier plane imaging microscopy

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
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Physicists offer a different approach to cancer research

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
Quantitative methods and modeling complement the work of biologists and oncologists. But US money for innovative centers supporting that research has run out.
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Bridging academia and industry the Fraunhofer way

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
Winning contracts and sending products to market are the measures of success in the German organization’s not-for-profit research model.
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Imaging Earth daily to help humanity

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
Commercial uses of tiny satellites may realize the 1990s NASA mantra “faster, better, cheaper.”
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Fusion experiment crosses ocean

Physics Today - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:00
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