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Livermore ends LIFE

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:43
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Dynamics of a skydiver’s epic free fall

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:43

In October 2012 Felix Baumgartner fell farther and faster than anyone before him. The forces he experienced during his flight can be readily analyzed, thanks to the GPS data collected during his jump.

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Probing the accelerating universe

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:43

The Dark Energy Survey’s map of 200 million galaxies will help determine if cosmic acceleration is driven by a cosmological constant, by a new and dynamic form of energy, or by physics beyond the scope of general relativity.

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Hui-Chun Liu

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:43
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Evaluating musical instruments

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42

Scientific measurements of sound generation and radiation by musical instruments are surprisingly hard to correlate with the subtle and complex judgments of instrumental quality made by expert musicians.

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New books

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42
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Graduate demographics in the US

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42
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Nuclear proliferation and testing: A tale of two treaties

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42

Despite progress in reducing stockpiles after the end of the Cold War, the disturbing actions of some nations could spread nuclear weapon capabilities and enlarge existing arsenals.

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Grid-scale battery research flows with ARPA–E support

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42

The agency is funding more than 20 projects, including flow batteries, aimed at reducing the cost of storing energy from wind and solar sources and smoothing variations in peak power generation.

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Kenneth Noble Stevens

Physics Today - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42
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