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Physics News Feeds for Saturday November 17, 2018

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Tarantula Nebula
November 17, 2018

The Tarantula Nebula The Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, is more than a thousand light-years in diameter, a giant star forming region within nearby satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud. About 180 thousand light-years away,...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Redefining the Kilogram (Fri Nov 16 5:45 am)
    Officials will vote to overhaul the SI system of measurements, basing units such as the kilogram not on physical objects but on fundamental constants -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. The Search for the Most Distant Galaxies in the Universe (Tue Nov 6 8:00 am)
    Astronomers have found some of the most distant galaxies in the universe, opening a window on a previously unknown period of cosmic history -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Illicit Nuclear Bomb Tests Get Pinned Down (Tue Nov 6 8:00 am)
    Illicit nuclear detonations are anything but secret -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Philosophy Has Made Plenty of Progress (Sun Nov 4 10:00 am)
    Philosopher Tim Maudlin sees advances in free will, morality and the meaning of quantum mechanics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Pushing the Boundaries in Quantum Electronics (Sat Nov 3 11:00 am)
    So-called “topological insulators” could revolutionize computing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists beat Lorentz reciprocity for microwave transmission (Thu Feb 22 8:27 am)
    New device could boost telecommunications and be adapted for photonics
  2. Japan's SuperKEKB set for first particle collisions (Wed Feb 21 8:45 am)
    Revamped accelerator will soon be smashing electrons and positrons together
  3. Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel (Wed Feb 21 8:10 am)
    New material is made by compressing treated wood
  4. Three photons bind together to make a ?molecule? of light (Tue Feb 20 10:06 am)
    Technique could be used to create quantum-information systems
  5. Nuclear excitation by electron capture seen at long last (Tue Feb 20 7:55 am)
    Breakthrough could lead to new type of energy source

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Eyeing echidnas (Thu Nov 15 11:00 pm)
    (Harvard University) Using a highly-detailed musculoskeletal model of an echidna forelimb, Harvard scientists are not only shedding new light on how the little-studied echidna's forelimb works, but are also opening a window into understanding...
  2. A new lead on a 50-year-old radiation damage mystery (Thu Nov 15 11:00 pm)
    (University of Michigan) For half a century, researchers have seen loops of displaced atoms appearing inside nuclear reactor steel after exposure to radiation, but no one could work out how.
  3. Dodging antibiotic resistance by curbing bacterial evolution (Thu Nov 15 11:00 pm)
    (University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of antimicrobial pathogens. One target for drug development might be a protein factor,...
  4. Treated superalloys demonstrate unprecedented heat resistance (Thu Nov 15 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Idaho National Laboratory) Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have discovered how to make 'superalloys' even more super, extending useful life by thousands of hours. The discovery could improve materials performance for electrical...
  5. Insilico Medicine to present 'Cure a disease in a year' challenge at BioDataWorld 2018 (Thu Nov 15 11:00 pm)
    (InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine announces to present its research and introduce the 'Cure a disease in a year' program at the World's leading congress for big data in precision medicine -- Biodata World Congress 2018.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Gaja's landfall (Thu Nov 15 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Caught in the act of landfall, Tropical Cyclone Gaja was seen by NASA's Aqua satellite as it passed overhead and collected temperature information.
  2. Geochemist E. Bruce Watson recognized for eminence in mineralogical research (Thu Nov 15 11:00 pm)
    (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) has recognized E. Bruce Watson, a geochemist and Institute Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with its highest honor, the Roebling Medal, bestowed for...
  3. When not seeing is believing (Thu Nov 15 11:00 pm)
    (University of Groningen) A year ago, astronomers identified the first interstellar visitor to our solar system. 'Oumuamua was studied by nearly every telescope available, including the ultra-sensitive Spitzer infrared space telescope. Despite...
  4. Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars (Thu Nov 15 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas at Austin) Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the surface, forming rushing rivers that emptied into craters, forming lakes and seas. New...
  5. SwRI scientists map magnetic reconnection in Earth's magnetotail (Wed Nov 14 11:00 pm)
    (Southwest Research Institute) Analyzing data from NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, a team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has found that the small regions in the Earth's magnetosphere that energize the polar aurora...

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