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Can we grab electricity from muggy air?

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 in Journalism, Physics

A team of chemists think we can get power from air – if we don’t mind violating a long-held chemical principle. Read more…...

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‘Superman’ vision penetrates opaque glass

Posted on 28 Jan 2010 in Journalism

You may think it’s impossible to see what’s on the other side of painted-over glass – but with the right physics, you...

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Disrupt emergency exits to boost evacuation rates

Posted on 24 Aug 2009 in Journalism

The rate that a crowd can exit a packed room through a narrow exit rises if an obstacle is placed in front of the door, physicists have...

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Myth of raindrop formation exploded

Posted on 20 Jul 2009 in Journalism

For 100 years, physicists have struggled to find a mechanism that produces both large and small raindrops during the same rain...

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Rock guitarists’ amp becomes a trap for atoms

Posted on 5 Nov 2008 in Journalism

A physicist and erstwhile rock guitarist, has discovered that his old amplifiers hold the key to performing an atomic-scale trick . Read...

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