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Physics News Feeds for Saturday February 29, 2020

Astronomy Picture of the Day: South Celestial Rocket Launch
February 28, 2020

South Celestial Rocket Launch At sunset on December 6 a Rocket Lab Electron rocket was launched from a rotating planet. With multiple small satellites on board it departed on a mission to low Earth orbit dubbed Running Out of Fingers from...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Scientific Rebel Freeman Dyson Dies (Fri Feb 28 4:32 pm)
    The iconoclastic physicist rejected the idea of an endpoint to the human quest for knowledge and happiness. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Call Them Quasars--for No Good Reason (Fri Feb 28 6:15 am)
    Originally published in December 1963 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. That Giant Sucking Sound Doesn't Exist (Thu Feb 27 6:15 am)
    Originally published in February 1857 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Japan Inches Forward with Plans to Host Next Big Particle Collider (Wed Feb 26 5:45 am)
    If built, the International Linear Collider would investigate some of the biggest mysteries in physics on the smallest of scales -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Jet Altitude Changes Cut Climate-Changing Contrails (Tue Feb 25 7:52 pm)
    Increasing or decreasing the altitude of aircraft by a few thousand feet to avoid thin layers of humidity could make a major reduction to contrails’ contribution to climate change. -- 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. Unraveling turbulence (Thu Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) may have identified a fundamental mechanism by which turbulence develops by smashing...
  2. Unique material could unlock new functionality in semiconductors (Thu Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) In an article published today in Science Advances, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers detailed how they designed and synthesized a unique material with controllable capabilities that make it very...
  3. Even damaged livers can handle life-saving medication (Thu Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (University of Connecticut) Doctors used to make patients with drug-induced liver injury stop taking all their medications until the liver healed, but this could be dangerous. Now, researchers report in two recent papers that people with diabetes,...
  4. A massive star's dying breaths (Thu Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Santa Barbara) Betelgeuse has been the center of significant media attention lately. The red supergiant is nearing the end of its life, and when a star over 10 times the mass of the Sun dies, it goes out in spectacular...
  5. Why is there any matter in the universe at all? New Sussex study sheds light (Thu Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (University of Sussex) Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron -- a fundamental particle in the universe -- more precisely than ever before.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. A massive star's dying breaths (Thu Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Santa Barbara) Betelgeuse has been the center of significant media attention lately. The red supergiant is nearing the end of its life, and when a star over 10 times the mass of the Sun dies, it goes out in spectacular...
  2. Why is there any matter in the universe at all? New Sussex study sheds light (Thu Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (University of Sussex) Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron -- a fundamental particle in the universe -- more precisely than ever before.
  3. An iron-clad asteroid (Thu Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Mineralogists from Jena and Japan discover a previously unknown phenomenon in soil samples from the asteroid 'Itokawa': the surface of the celestial body is covered with tiny hair-shaped iron crystals....
  4. Examining ice giants with NASA's Webb telescope (Wed Feb 26 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will unlock secrets of the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune.
  5. Astronomy student discovers 17 new planets, including Earth-sized world (Wed Feb 26 11:00 pm)

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