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Physics News Feeds for Wednesday September 23, 2020

Astronomy Picture of the Day: ISS Transits Mars
September 23, 2020

ISS Transits Mars Yes, but have you ever seen the space station do this? If you know when and where to look, watching the bright International Space Station (ISS) drift across your night sky is a fascinating sight -- but not very...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Powerful New Observatory Will Taste Neutrinos' Flavors (Tue Sep 22 8:00 am)
    The Chinese JUNO experiment will aim to answer a mystery about the particles’ mass -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Bricks Can Be Turned into Batteries (Thu Sep 10 2:54 pm)
    Pumping cheap iron-oxide-rich red bricks with specific vapors that form polymers enables the bricks to become electrical-charge-storage devices. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Google's Quantum Computer Achieves Chemistry Milestone (Fri Sep 4 5:45 am)
    A downsized version of the company’s Sycamore chip performed a record-breaking simulation of a chemical reaction -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Star Systems Can Be Born Topsy-Turvy (Thu Sep 3 6:35 pm)
    Astronomers observed an odd triple-star system that offers clues about misaligned planetary orbits. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Physicists Create City-Sized Ultrasecure Quantum Network (Thu Sep 3 5:45 am)
    Capable of connecting eight or more users across distances of 17 kilometers, the demonstration is another milestone toward developing a fully quantum Internet -- 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. 2020 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists honorees announced (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (New York Academy of Sciences) During National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists announced the three Winners and six Finalists. The Blavatnik Regional Awards honor outstanding postdoctoral scientists...
  2. URI grad student finds PFAS in seabirds from Narragansett Bay, Massachusetts Bay, Cape Fear (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Rhode Island) A recent study by a University of Rhode Island graduate student researching PFAS exposure found high levels of the compounds in seabirds from offshore Massachusetts and coastal Rhode Island and North Carolina adding...
  3. Research helps people, lunar rovers, get there on time (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering) Illinois graduate student Pranay Thangeda relies on the bus system in Champaign-Urbana to get to class. He wanted to understand why, despite arriving at the bus stop on time, he was sometimes...
  4. Argonne materials scientist Arturo Gutierrez named 2020 Luminary Honoree by HENAAC (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Argonne materials scientist Arturo Gutierrez has been recognized by HENAAC, the national organization that honors Hispanic scientists and engineers.
  5. From carbon taxes to tax breaks, emission reduction policies have widespread support (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (Resources for the Future (RFF)) As the general election nears amid a historic season of hurricanes, wildfires, and heat waves, a new survey finds that majorities of Americans are supportive of climate change mitigation measures. This suggests...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. NASA's terra satellite confirms Paulette's second post-tropical transition (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite passed over post-tropical storm Paulette after it had transitioned for a second time. Using infrared imagery, Terra found no strong storms remained.
  2. NASA tracking Beta's heavy rainfall into lower Mississippi Valley (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Slow-moving post-tropical storm Beta continues to drop large amounts of rainfall in Texas as it moves into the Lower Mississippi Valley on Sept. 23. A NASA satellite rainfall product that incorporates data...
  3. NASA finds Tropical Storm Lowell's center north of strongest side (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to identify strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Lowell and found them south of the center of circulation.
  4. NASA finds Dolphin swimming against wind shear (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of a slightly elongated Tropical Storm Dolphin as it battled wind shear upon its approach to east central Japan.
  5. NASA sees post-tropical storm Teddy generating heavy rain over Eastern Canada (Tue Sep 22 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hurricane Teddy has transitioned to a large post-tropical cyclone over eastern Canada. Using a NASA satellite rainfall product that incorporates data from satellites and observations, NASA estimated Teddy's...

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