Physics

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Physics is the search for and application of rules that can help us understand and predict the world around us. Central to physics are ideas such as energy, mass, particles and waves. Physics attempts to both answer philosophical questions about the nature of the universe and provide solutions to technological problems.

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  • Protocols |

    This protocol describes the deep-scale analysis of the blood plasma proteome. By combining abundant protein depletion, sample multiplexing with isobaric labeling and fractionation, this enables rapid quantification of >4,500 plasma proteins.

    • Hasmik Keshishian
    • , Michael W Burgess
    • , Harrison Specht
    • , Luke Wallace
    • , Karl R Clauser
    • , Michael A Gillette
    •  & Steven A Carr
    Nature Protocols 12, 1683–1701
  • Research |

    Spoken-digit recognition using a nanoscale spintronic oscillator that mimics the behaviour of neurons demonstrates the potential of such oscillators for realizing large-scale neural networks in future hardware.

    • Jacob Torrejon
    • , Mathieu Riou
    • , Flavio Abreu Araujo
    • , Sumito Tsunegi
    • , Guru Khalsa
    • , Damien Querlioz
    • , Paolo Bortolotti
    • , Vincent Cros
    • , Kay Yakushiji
    • , Akio Fukushima
    • , Hitoshi Kubota
    • , Shinji Yuasa
    • , Mark D. Stiles
    •  & Julie Grollier
    Nature 547, 428–431
  • Research |

    The prompt optical flash produced by the γ-ray burst GRB 160625B is highly linearly polarized, suggesting that it is produced by fast-cooling synchrotron radiation in a large-scale magnetic field.

    • E. Troja
    • , V. M. Lipunov
    • , C. G. Mundell
    • , N. R. Butler
    • , A. M. Watson
    • , S. Kobayashi
    • , S. B. Cenko
    • , F. E. Marshall
    • , R. Ricci
    • , A. Fruchter
    • , M. H. Wieringa
    • , E. S. Gorbovskoy
    • , V. Kornilov
    • , A. Kutyrev
    • , W. H. Lee
    • , V. Toy
    • , N. V. Tyurina
    • , N. M. Budnev
    • , D. A. H. Buckley
    • , J. González
    • , O. Gress
    • , A. Horesh
    • , M. I. Panasyuk
    • , J. X. Prochaska
    • , E. Ramirez-Ruiz
    • , R. Rebolo Lopez
    • , M. G. Richer
    • , C. Román-Zúñiga
    • , M. Serra-Ricart
    • , V. Yurkov
    •  & N. Gehrels
    Nature 547, 425–427
  • Research | | open

    X-ray crystallography is the main method for protein structure determination. Here the authors combine solid-state NMR measurements and molecular dynamics simulations and show that crystal packing alters the thermodynamics and kinetics of local conformational exchange as well as overall rocking motion of protein molecules in the crystal lattice.

    • Vilius Kurauskas
    • , Sergei A. Izmailov
    • , Olga N. Rogacheva
    • , Audrey Hessel
    • , Isabel Ayala
    • , Joyce Woodhouse
    • , Anastasya Shilova
    • , Yi Xue
    • , Tairan Yuwen
    • , Nicolas Coquelle
    • , Jacques-Philippe Colletier
    • , Nikolai R. Skrynnikov
    •  & Paul Schanda

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