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This feature from Physics Central presents tiny machines, including Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)--sets of gears, wheels, and ratchets all cut from the same silicon…
  
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Granular materials have properties of both solids and liquids. They include many materials crucial to our economy and to daily life, such as food, building materials, and chemicals.…
  
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Find out how some materials, called superconductors, lose all electrical resistance at low temperatures. Learn how superconductivity makes possible new technologies like MRIs and…
  
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Learn how radiation from the sun interacts with Earth's magnetic field and causes damaging space weather effects, including electric power blackouts and danger to astronauts. Find…
  
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See examples of ferrofluids, which are man- made liquid magnets. Find out how these liquid magnets are made, what possible future applications might turn up, and how ferrofluid…
  
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Find out about WMAP, a satellite that senses the microwave background radiation left over from the Big Bang. WMAP's precision lets physicists observe small irregularities in this…
  
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Does a tower break apart as it topples over? Visit this site, from the American Physical Society's outreach website Physics Central, to find out. The site contains directions for…
  
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Although the physics is classical, making an accurate measurement of the gravitational constant, fondly known as "big-G," is still difficult. Learn how it's done.
  
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Learn how absolute zero, and how physicists come close to this temperature by using lasers to trap and cool gas atoms. Find out how this technique makes possible a more accurate…
  
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Learn about plasma, the form of matter that makes up about 99% of the visible universe. Find out how physicists are trying to utilize plasmas as a source of power.
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