Physics

  1. Physics

    Thinner air, less splatter

    At low air pressure, a liquid drop that hits a surface makes no splash.

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  2. Physics

    Gaining a swift lift

    The whirlpools of air that allow insects to fly may also help birds.

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  3. Physics

    Einstein’s skateboard

    Kids vying to be top young scientist of the year tackled challenges inspired by the work of Albert Einstein.

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  4. Tech

    Inspired by nature

    Researchers are applying lessons learned from butterflies, beetles, mussels, and other creatures to problems of human survival.

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  5. Physics

    The pressure of scuba diving

    If done without proper precautions, scuba diving can be a painful experience.

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  6. Physics

    Project music

    From hard rock to country and classical, music comes into play in several award-winning science projects.

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  7. Physics

    A sweet advance in candy packing

    Objects shaped like M&Ms can snuggle together more tightly than spheres do.

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  8. Physics

    Echoes of a stretched egg

    Sound waves bounce off people as if each person resembles an elongated egg.

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  9. Space

    The Mirror Universe of Antimatter

    Scientists are creating particles of antimatter to learn why the universe has so few.

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  10. Physics

    Electricity’s spark of life

    Researchers are taking advantage of the vital roles that electricity plays in our bodies to advance medicine.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    A framework for growing bone

    A promising new material could help encourage damaged or broken bones to grow back.

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  12. Chemistry

    Sticking Around with Gecko Tape

    A lizard's sticky feet inspire a strong new adhesive.

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