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Acoustics

Shining a light on disordered and fractal systems

A University of Tsukuba research team uses terahertz-frequency light to probe the unusual behavior of disordered systems to discover that the anonymously large vibrations in lysozyme can be explained by its glassy and fractal nature…

Studying water polo for kicks

Scientists at the University of Tsukuba measure the propulsive force of water polo players while executing highly efficient "eggbeater" kicks, paving the way to improved sports performance and new undersea transportation methods Tsukuba,…

Havana syndrome

Authors of the new Springer book identify mass psychogenic illness as the likely cause of Havana Syndrome, a mysterious condition affecting American and Canadian diplomats stationed in Cuba between 2016 and 2019. Dozens of embassy staff…

High-resolution 3D view inside tumors

Opto-acoustic mesoscopy visualizes tumor tissue patterns Malignant tumors consume nutrients and oxygen faster than healthy cells. To do so, they recruit blood vessels in their environment. Depending on tumor type and genetic profile, there…

A nice day for a quantum walk

Researchers at Osaka University use their ability to precisely control the vibrations of coupled ions to demonstrate a "quantum random walk." This work may lead quantum chemistry simulations that can yield new biological insightsCredit:…

Gestures heard as well as seen

Gesturing adds emphasis to speech -- but not in the way researchers thought Gesturing with the hands while speaking is a common human behavior, but no one knows why we do it. Now, a group of UConn researchers reports in the May 11 issue of…