Dance Your PhD’s 2018 winner mixes superconductivity and swing dancing

Cooper pairs and impurities come to life in a superconductor and dance their little particle hearts out in Pramodh Yapa’s “Superconductivity: The Musical.” Pairs of swing-dancing electrons do the Lindy Hop in “Superconductivity: The Musical,” the winning video for this year’s geektastic Dance Your PhD contest. Pramodh Yapa, a graduate student at the University of Alberta, …

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Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast

Enlarge / Studying the collective feeding behavior of black soldier fly larvae. (credit: Hu lab/Georgia Tech) How do the larvae of black soldier flies eat so much, so fast, despite their tiny size? Scientists at Georgia Tech have been studying this “collective feeding” behavior and found that one strategy for maximizing the larvae’s feeding rate …

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