Archive: 10/17/2013

Uncovering liquid foam's bubbly acoustics

Liquid foams fascinate toddlers singing in a bubble bath. Physicists, too, have an interest in their acoustical properties. Borrowing from both porous material and foam science, Juliette Pierre from the Paris Diderot University, ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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High-income Americans more segregated than ever

(Phys.org) —Since 1970, middle‐income neighborhoods have been disappearing. In 2009, only 42 percent of families lived in middle‐income neighborhoods, compared with 65 percent four decades earlier, reports a new Cornell-Stanford ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Review: New 'Skylanders' divide and conquer

As Activision's Skylanders franchise has exploded in popularity, more parents have asked me: Is it as cool as it looks, or just an insidious plot to separate my kids from their allowances?

dateOct 17, 2013 in Software
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