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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Comet NEOWISE over Stonehenge
July 14, 2020

Comet NEOWISE over Stonehenge Have you ever seen a comet? Tonight -- and likely the next few nights -- should be a good chance. Go outside just at sunset and look to your northwest. The lower your horizon, the better. Binoculars may...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Underground Oil Found from the Sky (Tue Jul 14 10:15 am)
    Originally published in January 1948 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Simulation Shows Potential for Glowing Gravitons (Mon Jul 13 5:45 am)
    Research suggests a new way to pin down particles of gravity -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Hidden Neutrino Particles May Be a Link to the Dark Sector (Thu Jul 9 8:00 am)
    An experiment aims to find a rumored new type of neutrino that could be a portal to the universe’s dark matter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Welcome Anyons! Physicists Find Best Evidence Yet for Long-Sought 2D Structures (Mon Jul 6 1:00 pm)
    The ‘quasiparticles’ defy the categories of ordinary particles and herald a potential way to build quantum computers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Mirage Seen from Buffalo Is Toronto in the Sky (Mon Jul 6 8:45 am)
    Originally published in August 1894 -- 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. Tale of the tape: Sticky bits make better batteries (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (Rice University) Rice University scientists use an industrial laser to turn adhesive tape into a component for safer, anode-free lithium metal batteries.
  2. Short gamma ray burst leaves most-distant optical afterglow ever detected (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (Northwestern University) New research shows that neutron stars in a 'teenage' universe could merge relatively quickly.
  3. Quantum body scanner? What happens when vector vortex beams meet scattering media (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) As explained in their report, the team implemented a flexible platform to generate VVBs and Gaussian beams, and investigated their propagation through a medium that mimics the features...
  4. Antibiotic allergy reporting may lead to resistance, higher costs, decreased safety (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (American Academy of Family Physicians) Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed medications, but in determining the most appropriate prescription for a patient, doctors and pharmacists often rely on inaccurate records of the patient's...
  5. New french prescribing rules result in decreased prescribing of certain sleep drugs (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (American Academy of Family Physicians) In France, the implementation of new prescribing rules for the sedative-hypnotic drug zolpidem led to an important and immediate decrease in use. This decline was partially compensated for by a rise in...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Maunakea Observatories' quick reflexes capture fleeting flash (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (W. M. Keck Observatory) Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant short gamma-ray burst (SGRB) ever detected using two Maunakea Observatories in Hawaii. It's also the most distant SGRB to have its optical afterglow captured. W. M....
  2. Short gamma ray burst leaves most-distant optical afterglow ever detected (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (Northwestern University) New research shows that neutron stars in a 'teenage' universe could merge relatively quickly.
  3. $194.7M grant will transform research engine at U of A, create new institute (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (University of Arkansas) A $194.7 million grant to the University of Arkansas will establish the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R). One of the largest single private gifts given to a university for research and economic...
  4. Gemini Observatory's quick reflexes capture fleeting flash (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)) Rapid follow-up of the optical afterglow from one of the most distant confirmed short gamma-ray bursts (SGRB), thought to be the merger of two neutron stars, is casting new light...
  5. Designing better asteroid explorers (Mon Jul 13 11:00 pm)
    (University of Rochester) Recent NASA missions to asteroids have used robotic explorers to gather data about the early evolution of our Solar System, planet formation, and how life may have originated on Earth. To design successful robotic...

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