Chico & Rita, Under The Microscope


by New Haven Independent

New Haven Independent— Chico and Rita meet in a Havana club. He plays the come-on-strong would-be lover. She plays hard to get. But the attraction between them is undeniable — not only through romance, but through music. She’s a talented singer. He might be the best piano player in Cuba. They both have heads full of ideas and ambitions. They know they’re better as a team. Sometimes their passion is too much for them. And meanwhile, they’re living through one of the most tumultuous periods in their country’s history....

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phys.org—Researchers clarify the microscopic origin of dissipation with graphene. Mechanical sources of dissipation play a key role in modern physics, with applications that span nanomechanics, biomechanics, materials science, and quantum computing. In clocks and other vibrating mechanisms, energy loss is usually proportional to the speed of the vibrating object. But in special circumstances, where one resonant frequency of the resonator is exactly twice as high as another resonant frequency, these losses suddenly become much greater, as additional energy is lost through the...

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