News tagged with physical review letters

Unraveling the light of fireflies

How do fireflies produce those mesmerizing light flashes? Using cutting-edge imaging techniques, scientists from Switzerland and Taiwan have unraveled the firefly's intricate light-producing system for the first time.

dateDec 17, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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From metal to insulator and back again

New work from Carnegie's Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure. Their work is published in Physical Review Letters.

dateApr 22, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Counterintuitive math of high speed impacts

It seems to contradict common sense—that greater speed for a missile or meteorite does not necessarily mean deeper penetration into the ground upon impact. But that's the finding confirmed by NJIT Professor Lou Kondic, ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in General Physics
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