Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Plot Points: A Study Demonstrates a New Recurrence-Based Method that Mimics Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test

The recurrence plot is a vital tool for analyzing nonlinear dynamic systems, especially systems involving empirically observed time series data. RPs show patterns in a phase space system and indicate where data visit the same coordinates, and can mimic some types of inferential statistics and linear analyses. A paper in Chaos provides a proof of concept for using RPs to mimic the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, which scientists use to determine if two data sets significantly differ.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Researchers Discover Link Between Magnetic Field Strength and Temperature, Improving Thermometry Resolution

Newswise imageResearchers recently discovered that the strength of the magnetic field required to elicit a particular quantum mechanical process corresponds to the temperature of the material. Based on this finding, scientists can determine a sample’s temperature to a resolution of one cubic micron by measuring the field strength at which this effect occurs. Temperature sensing is integral in most industrial, electronic and chemical processes, so greater spatial resolution could benefit commercial and scientific pursuits. The team reports their findings in AIP Advances.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Inside Science: California Scientists Engineer Hoppy Flavor Into Yeast

In a news story for the Inside Science News Service this week, staff journalist and editor Jason Socrates Bardi describes a project by California scientists who genetically engineered yeast with basil and mint genes to give beer a hoppy flavor without the need to add the actual flowers. Read the story for free today.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Last Call for Entries: AIP’s 2018 Science Writing Awards

The American Institute of Physics is accepting nominations for the 2018 AIP Science Writing Awards through March 30, 2018. These awards were established in 1968 to recognize some of the best examples of science writing in the previous year. Winners will receive $3,000, an engraved Windsor chair, a certificate of recognition, and a trip to the awards ceremony at an upcoming national science meeting where the prizes will be presented.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Inside Science: The Science of Sneakers: High-Tops vs. Low-Tops

Newswise imageIn a new story for the Inside Science News Service, freelance journalist Marcus Woo explores the falling popularity of high-top basketball shoes and how researchers and other experts think the change might affect the frequency of ankle injuries. Read the story for free today.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Measuring Electrical Conductance Across A Single Molecule

When noble metals are treated with an aliphatic thiol, a uniform monolayer self-assembles on the surface; this phenomenon is interesting because the conducting molecules produce unique quantum properties that could be useful in electronics. Attempts to measure the current across this thin skim have yielded varied results, but researchers in France developed a stable mechanical setup to measure conductance across individual molecules with greater success. The results are in this week’s Journal of…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Bioengineering Today: Imaging the Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States and around the world. February is American Heart Month, and to honor healthy heart health awareness, Bioengineering Today, an editorially independent news service of AIP Publishing, is featuring stories on heart imaging this month.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Why Polymer Solar Cells Deserve Their Place in the Sun

Organic polymer solar cells show potential to provide solar power to remote microwatt sensors, wearable technology and the Wi-Fi-connected appliances constituting the “internet of things.” While PSCs cannot match the durability or efficiency of inorganic solar cells, the potential to mass-produce nontoxic, disposable solar panels using roll-to-roll production makes them attractive for additional applications. In this week’s Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, researchers review the late…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: New Turbulent Transport Modeling Shows Multiscale Fluctuations in Heated Plasma

Researchers at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility used a “reduced physics” fluid model of plasma turbulence to explain unexpected properties of the density profile inside a tokamak experiment. Modeling plasma’s turbulent behavior could help scientists optimize the tokamak performance in future fusion reactors like ITER. They discuss their findings in this week’s Physics of Plasmas.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Advances in Lasers Get to the Long and Short of It

Newswise imageChiral nematic liquid crystals are an emerging class of lasing devices that are poised to shape how lasers are used in the future. New work on how to select band-edge modes in these devices, which determine the lasing energy, may shine light on how lasers of the future will be tuned, and researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows the laser to electrically switch emission between the long- and short-wavelength edges of the photonic bandgap. They report their work this week in Applied P…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Alaskan Microgrids Offer Energy Resilience and Independence

Newswise imageThe electrical grid in the contiguous United States is a behemoth of interconnected systems; if one section fails, millions could be without power. Remote villages in Alaska provide an example of how safeguards could build resilience into a larger electrical grid. These communities rely on microgrids — small, local power stations that operate autonomously. Nine articles in the recent issue of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, provide the first reviews of energy technologies and c…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Advance in Light Filtering Technology Has Implications for LCD Screens, Lasers and Beyond

Vector polarizers are a light filtering technology hidden behind the operation of many optical systems. They can be found, for instance, in sunglasses, LCD screens, microscopes, microprocessors, laser machining and more. Optical physicists published details of their new vector polarizer design this week in APL Photonics. The newly proposed design is a major advance in polarization technology because it enables flexible filtering of a wide range of light sources and generation of new light states…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Models Clarify Physics at Photocathode Surfaces

Newswise imageAdvances in materials science have improved the composition of materials used in photocathode production that can operate at visible wavelengths and produce a beam with reduced transverse electron momentum spread. Despite these advances, the surface roughness of the photocathode continues to limit beam properties. A research team created computer models to bridge the gap between theoretical and experimental studies to provide a better picture of the physics at the surface of the photocathode. Th…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Piezoelectrics Stretch Their Potential with a Method for Flexible Sticking

Newswise imageThin-film piezoelectrics, with dimensions on the scale of micrometers or smaller, offer potential for new applications where smaller dimensions or a lower voltage operation are required. Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for making piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems by connecting a sample of lead zirconate titanate piezoelectric thin films to flexible polymer substrates. They report their results in this week’s Journal of Applied Physics.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: 2017 AIP Science Writing Award Winners Announced

The American Institute of Physics announced today the winners of its 2017 Science Communication Awards for Books, Articles, Writing for Children, and Broadcast and New Media: Timothy Jorgensen for Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation; Natalie Wolchover for “What No New Particles Means for Physics”; Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer for Water Wow: An Infographic Exploration; and Noah Baker, Lorna Stewart, and Dog and Rabbit Animation Company for “Laureates in their own words-Physics.”

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: New Portable Blood Analyzer Could Improve Anemia Detection Worldwide

Newswise imageTo reduce the burden of anemia, health officials need a better picture of the disease’s global impact, an understanding made viable by a portable and affordable way to analyze blood. Researchers at the University of Washington developed a device smaller than a toaster that can detect the level of hemoglobin in whole blood samples using optical absorbance. The work is published this week in AIP Advances.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Enhancing the Sensing Capabilities of Diamonds with Quantum Properties

Newswise imageWhen a nitrogen atom is next to the space vacated by a carbon atom, it forms what is called a nitrogen-vacancy center. Now, researchers have shown how they can create more NV centers, which makes sensing magnetic fields easier, using a relatively simple method that can be done in many labs. They describe their results this week in Applied Physics Letters.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Sensing with a Twist: A New Kind of Optical Nanosensor Uses Torque for Signal Processing

Newswise imageAn international group of researchers have put a literal twist on this challenge, demonstrating a new nanoscale optomechanical resonator that can detect torsional motion at near state-of-the-art sensitivity. Their resonator, into which they couple light, also demonstrates torsional frequency mixing, a novel ability to impact optical energies using mechanical motions.