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Physics News Feeds for Sunday April 05, 2020

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Venus and the Sisters
April 4, 2020

Venus and the Sisters After wandering about as far from the Sun on the sky as Venus can get, the brilliant evening star is crossing paths with the sister stars of the Pleiades cluster. Look west after sunset and you can share the ongoing...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Coronavirus Disrupts Vital Field Research--Including Disease Transmission Work (Fri Apr 3 8:00 am)
    Scientists across the globe have been cut off from sites and experimental resources—or stranded abroad -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. What Called Them to Physics? (Wed Apr 1 6:00 am)
    Scientists at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics engage in a series of conversations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. NASA Moon Program and Hubble Telescope Successor Face COVID-19 Delays (Wed Apr 1 5:45 am)
    Space agencies must balance keeping staff safe and meeting launch deadlines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Undersea Telescopes Scan the Sky from Below (Tue Mar 31 5:45 am)
    Submarine neutrino detectors will hunt for dark matter, distant star explosions, and more  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Cooped Up at Home? Help Scientists Spot Penguins from Space or Seek Out Galaxies (Mon Mar 30 11:30 am)
    Some citizen science projects can be done during quarantine -- 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. Using sponges to wipe out cancer (Thu Apr 2 11:00 pm)
    (Medical University of South Carolina) Manzamine A, a natural product derived from certain groups of sponges, can block the growth of cervical cancer cells, report Medical University of South Carolina researchers, working with investigators...
  2. Suffering from skin damage from face masks? (Thu Apr 2 11:00 pm)
    (University of Huddersfield) DOCTORS and nurses on the COVID-19 frontline are spending many hours a day wearing face masks, and many members of the general public are doing the same. But although the devices offer invaluable protection, they...
  3. Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants (Thu Apr 2 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Riverside) Cell biologists at the UC Riverside reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate...
  4. Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane (Thu Apr 2 11:00 pm)
    (California Institute of Technology) Scientists uncover an unusual partnership at the bottom of the ocean.
  5. New laser technique will allow more powerful -- and smaller -- particle accelerators (Thu Apr 2 11:00 pm)
    (University of Rochester) Scientists at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics outline a method to shape intense laser light in a way that accelerates electrons to record energies in very short distances. With such a...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. New laser technique will allow more powerful -- and smaller -- particle accelerators (Thu Apr 2 11:00 pm)
    (University of Rochester) Scientists at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics outline a method to shape intense laser light in a way that accelerates electrons to record energies in very short distances. With such a...
  2. NASA-NOAA satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Harold develop near Solomon Islands (Thu Apr 2 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of newly formed Tropical Cyclone Harold. Harold formed near the Solomon Islands and now...
  3. NASA sees tropical cyclone Irondro developing an eye (Thu Apr 2 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) As Tropical Cyclone Irondro continues to move through the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm developing an eye as it continued to intensify.
  4. NASA finds heavy rain potential in new Tropical Cyclone Irondro (Wed Apr 1 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in the newly formed Tropical Cyclone Irondro using infrared light to determine where the strongest storms were located.
  5. Wiley acquires Bio-Rad's informatics spectroscopy software and spectral databases (Wed Apr 1 11:00 pm)
    (Wiley) John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B), a global leader in research and education, today announced the acquisition of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.'s Informatics products including the company's spectroscopy software and spectral...

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