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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Star Clusters M35 and NGC 2158
May 10, 2021

Star Clusters M35 and NGC 2158 Clusters of stars can be near or far, young or old, diffuse or compact. The featured image shows two quite contrasting open star clusters in the same field. M35, on the lower left, is relatively...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists Edge Closer to Taming the Three-Body Problem (Fri May 7 12:30 pm)
    A new model cuts through the chaos to reach the best-yet predictions of complex gravitational interactions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet (Thu May 6 1:00 pm)
    Two teams have demonstrated new degrees of quantum measurements in micron-sized metal drums -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. The Fermilab Muon Measurement May or May Not Point to New Physics, But ... (Sun May 2 9:00 am)
    It was important either way, because the experiment that generated it was breathtakingly precise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Muon Results Throw Physicists' Best Theories into Confusion (Thu Apr 29 8:30 am)
    Experimental anomalies have sent researchers scrambling to concoct new explanations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Searching for the Universe's Most Energetic Particles, Astronomers Turn on the Radio (Tue Apr 27 5:45 am)
    New radio-based observatories could soon detect ultrahigh-energy neutrinos, opening a new window on extreme cosmic physics -- 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. New material to treat wounds can protect against resistant bacteria (Mon May 10 11:00 pm)
    (Chalmers University of Technology) Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds - a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including...
  2. Low temperature physics gives insight into turbulence (Mon May 10 11:00 pm)
    (Lancaster University) A novel technique for studying vortices in quantum fluids has been developed by physicists writing in Nature Communications. Turbulence in quantum systems, for example in superfluid helium 4, takes place on microscopic...
  3. Stabilizer residue in inks found to inhibit conductivity in 3D printed electronic (Mon May 10 11:00 pm)
    (University of Nottingham) Very thin layers of organic stabiliser residue in metal nanoparticle (MNP) inks are behind a loss of conductivity in 3D printed materials and electronic devices, according to the findings of a new study by the University...
  4. Horseradish flea beetle: Protected with the weapons of its food plant (Mon May 10 11:00 pm)
    (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, demonstrates how the horseradish flea beetle regulates the accumulation of mustard oil glucosides in its...
  5. A beetle's Achilles heel (Mon May 10 11:00 pm)
    (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) Susceptibility of their microbial partners to the herbicide may be an underestimated weak spot of insects that could add to their decline.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Volcanoes on Mars could be active (Sun May 9 11:00 pm)
    (University of Arizona) New observations reveal that Mars could still be volcanically active, raising the possibility for habitable conditions in the near surface of Mars in recent history. Ongoing research investigates the possibility that...
  2. Saving the MIT radome (Sun May 9 11:00 pm)
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The radar dome, or "radome," atop the MIT Cecil and Ida Green Building was saved from demolition by the MIT Radio Society, which had found creative new uses for it, like bouncing radio signals off the...
  3. Flying at up to Mach 16 could become reality with UCF's developing propulsion system (Sun May 9 11:00 pm)
    (University of Central Florida) University of Central Florida researchers are building on their technology that could pave the way for hypersonic flight, such as travel from New York to Los Angeles in under 30 minutes. In their latest research...
  4. In the emptiness of space, Voyager I detects plasma 'hum' (Sun May 9 11:00 pm)
    (Cornell University) NASA's Voyager I spacecraft has long since zipped past the edge of the solar system through the heliopause - the solar system's border with interstellar space - into the interstellar medium. Now, its instruments have detected...
  5. How planets form controls elements essential for life (Sun May 9 11:00 pm)
    (Rice University) How a planet comes together has implications for whether it captures and retains the volatile elements, including nitrogen, carbon and water, that eventually give rise to life, according to scientists at Rice University.

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