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Physics in Action


In Depth: Fusion Strides at NIF
How scientists recently pushed closer to sustainable fusion

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Permanent Rainbow
Create a lasting rainbow with some nail polish

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People in Physics


James Roche
James Roche is part artist, part skateboarder, part physicist, and full time funny man. This physicist and APS project coordinator knows how to make any experience fun and exciting. Physics after all, can be funny.

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Physics Buzz

The Mylar Renaissance
Imagine walking into a dark, abandoned, stone church, the air a little damp and the floor echoing as you walk into the chapel, towards a glowing orb sitting on the floor.In response to your approach, to your movement and to the heat you radiate, hundreds...

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Writer's Gallery


Death From the Skies
Philip Plait
"The Universe is trying to kill you. It's nothing personal. It's trying to kill me too" Astronomer, Phil Plait, describes how everything from asteroids to gamma ray burst would end impact the Earth.

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