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Astronomy Picture of the Day: AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula
March 26, 2019

AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula Is star AE Aurigae on fire? No. Even though AE Aurigae is named the flaming star, the surrounding nebula IC 405 is named the Flaming Star Nebula, and the region shape gives the appearance of...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Physics Is Pointing Inexorably to Mind (Mon Mar 25 6:00 am)
    So-called “information realism” has some surprising implications -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. An Impossible Scenario: Scientists Watch as Heat Moves at the Speed of Sound (Fri Mar 22 5:45 am)
    A rare phenomenon seen in just a handful of materials at forbidding temperatures has been detected within “warm” graphite—a finding that could aid future microelectronics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  3. Why Is There More Matter Than Antimatter? (Thu Mar 21 10:30 am)
    A new experiment at the world’s most powerful particle collider sheds light on an enduring cosmic mystery -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says (Wed Mar 20 1:15 pm)
    In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality of nonbelief -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Soap-Bubble Pioneer Is First Woman to Win Prestigious Math Prize (Wed Mar 20 8:00 am)
    Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and 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. Microgels let medical implants fight off bacteria (Mon Mar 25 11:00 pm)
    (Stevens Institute of Technology) Joint replacement implants dipped in microgel flecks -- and then into a charged solution -- can release micro-doses of antibiotics when bacteria approach. The work could play a role in sharply reducing infection...
  2. Layered liquids arrange nanoparticles into useful configurations (Mon Mar 25 11:00 pm)
    (Duke University) Materials scientists at Duke University have theorized a new 'oil-and-vinegar' approach to engineering self-assembling materials of unusual architectures made out of spherical nanoparticles. The resulting structures could...
  3. Florida Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2019 inductees (Mon Mar 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) Hedy Lamarr, Oscar-nominated actress from Hollywood's Golden Age among the eight incredibly talented and diverse inventors announced today as the 2019 inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of...
  4. Building starch backbones for lab-grown meat using Lego pieces (Mon Mar 25 11:00 pm)
    (Penn State) A new technique to spin starch fibers using Lego pieces could have future applications for lab-grown 'clean' meat, according to a team of food scientists from Penn State and the University of Alabama.
  5. Droughts could hit aging power plants hard (Mon Mar 25 11:00 pm)
    (Duke University) Droughts will pose a much larger threat to U.S. power plants with once-through cooling systems than scientists previously suspected, a Duke University study shows. If surface waters warm 3oC and river flows drop 20 percent,...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. In hunt for life, astronomers identify most promising stars (Mon Mar 25 11:00 pm)
    (Cornell University) NASA's new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is designed to ferret out habitable exoplanets, but with hundreds of thousands of sunlike and smaller stars in its camera views, which of those stars could host planets...
  2. Satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Veronica's stripped center along Australia coast (Mon Mar 25 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Early on March 26, Tropical Cyclone Veronica continued to move along the coast of Western Australia and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm that showed the storm was stripped...
  3. NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Joaninha affecting Mauritius (Mon Mar 25 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Joaninha as it moved through the Southern Indian Ocean triggering warnings in the island nation of Mauritius.
  4. Ultra-sharp images make old stars look absolutely marvelous! (Sun Mar 24 11:00 pm)
    (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)) Using high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have uncovered one of the oldest star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. The remarkably sharp...
  5. Satellite tracks Tropical Cyclone Veronica along Australia coast (Sun Mar 24 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) On March 25, 2019 Tropical Cyclone Veronica continued to move in southerly direction along the coast of Western Australia in the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image...

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