3 February 2020

February 2020 Issue of Physics Today Now Available

Hua Liu

Hua Liu, American Astronomical Society (AAS)

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Physics Today February 2020In the February 2020 Issue

Iowa's Agriculture Is Losing Its Goldilocks Climate
Climate conditions for growing corn and soybeans have improved, but current trends indicate they will not last. — Eugene S. Takle and William J. Gutowski Jr

State of the Art in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
As a clinical technology, MRI offers unsurpassed flexibility to look inside the human body. — Dave Jordan

Commentary: High Journal Acceptance Rates Are Good for Science — Jason Wright

Goal: Double the Number of African Americans in Physics and Astronomy
The recommendations of a new AIP report aim to catalyze and guide a huge cultural shift. — Toni Feder

Weapons Labs to Build Costly New Device to Better Understand Plutonium
Scientists say subcritical experiments with plutonium will eliminate the need for nuclear tests, a promise that was first made in 1995. — David Kramer

Juggling Dynamics
With complex throwing patterns of multiple objects, jugglers seemingly defy human limits of reaction time and throwing accuracy. — Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse & Troy Shinbrot

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