Physics in Action

Spectroscopy allows scientists to collect data on forests at an incredible rate!

Imaging Forests for Environmental Assessments

Airborne spectroscopy allows scientists to collect data on forests at an unprecedented rate.


Using light from a distant neutron star, scientists have observed a strange quantum phenomenon.

Neutron Stars: Cosmic Laboratories for Quantum Physics

Using light from a distant neutron star, scientists have observed a strange quantum phenomenon called vacuum birefringence.


A machine the size of a single molecule? This year's Nobel prize in chemistry went to the people who made it possible!

Molecular Machinery Snags 2016 Nobel in Chemistry

A machine the size of a single molecule? This year's Nobel prize in chemistry went to the people who made it possible!


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Dressed to Impress: Attraction Between Electrons

By "dressing" the potential of electrons, researchers have taken what may be a big step toward room-temperature superconductivity!


Japan's new X-ray satellite was lost in an accident a month after its launch. What did we learn in that month?

Hitomi, An Ambitious Endeavor Cut Short

Japan's Hitomi X-ray Observatory was lost in an accident just a month after launch. What did we learn in that month?