Physics in Action

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Color-Tunable Elastic Fibers

By mimicking the structure of organisms like the Pollia condensata berry, researchers have invented an elastic fiber that changes color when stretched!


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Ultrafast Aluminum Battery

It’s flexible, fast, nontoxic, doesn’t catch on fire, and its materials are inexpensive.


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Wave-Particle Duality in One Image

The principle of complementarity remains upheld.


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Deciphering Vesuvius Scrolls with "X-ray" Vision

Uncovering ancient, charred texts with physics.


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Passively Cool: A Departure from A/C

A potential low-energy alternative to air conditioning.