Peter Weiss' Articles
- NewsRoboticists have made a walking machine that carries on despite serious damage.
- NewsBy generating a tiny cooling wind, a microscale silicon needle armed with a powerful electric field has demonstrated its potential as a new way to cool increasingly hot microchips.
- NewsAccording to preliminary results from a study at a physics lab, a new basketball for professional players bounces less elastically, veers more when it bounces, and becomes more slippery when damp than does a leather ball.
- NewsPhysicists have for the first time transmitted quantum states between atoms and light.
- FeatureIn the midst of rapid change in voting technology, researchers are finding causes for concern as well as inventing new equipment and schemes to improve the accuracy and integrity of elections.
- NewsA few minutes of exposure to a magnetic or electric field sharply reduces crude oil's viscosity for hours at a time.
- NewsThe first functional invisibility cloak, which operates at microwave frequencies, has emerged from the laboratory.
- FeatureTwo new books present scathing critiques of string theory, which holds that the universe has 11 dimensions and that its fundamental building blocks are ultratiny loops of energy known as strings.
- NewsResearchers have devised a way to sort carbon nanotubes by size and electronic properties.
- NewsThe 2006 Nobel prizes in the sciences were announced this week, and all five winners are U.S. scientists.