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Particle Colliders on the Horizon

Emily ThompsonSep 25, 2016

Once data collection finishes at the Large Hadron Collider in roughly 15 years, what potential facilities will advance particle physics next?

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Fire’s Weird Behavior in Space

Fenella SaundersApr 13, 2016

In the microgravity environment of outer space, flames burn very differently than they do on Earth. Understanding those differences not only helps researchers grasp the properties of combustion and burning, but is also crucial for outer-space missions.

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How Hair Ice Grows

Fenella SaundersNov 9, 2015

Updated research shows how long, thin strands of ice, called hair ice, forms from decomposing wood.

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Going Rogue with Optical Waves in the Laboratory

Gregory J. GburOct 21, 2015

New optical research suggests that rogue waves, which can be higher than a 10-story building in the ocean, can form more easily than once thought.

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The Many Faces of Richard Feynman

Fenella SaundersMay 11, 2015

May 11 marks what would have been the 97th birthday of Richard Feynman, the legendary physicist who helped to found the field of quantum electrodynamics. Feynman’s name has often graced the pages of American Scientist. Here we collect a dozen links as a jumping-off point for those looking to know more about this fascinating scientist.

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