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Physics News Feeds for Saturday June 19, 2021

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Devil Horns from a Ring of Fire
June 18, 2021

Devil Horns from a Ring of Fire Atmospheric refraction flattened the solar disk and distorted its appearance in this telescopic view of an Atlantic sunrise on June 10. From Belmar, New Jersey on the US east coast, the scene was recorded...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. A Modest Proposal: Let's Change Earth's Orbit (Fri Jun 18 6:30 am)
    What’s the worst that could happen? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Can Science Survive the Death of the Universe? (Wed Jun 16 2:00 pm)
    Three physicists envision ways in which the quest for knowledge can last forever -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Come in Two Distinct Flavors (Mon Jun 14 1:00 pm)
    A trove of new detections suggests that the bursts could be the result of at least two separate astrophysical phenomena -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. New Radioactivity Measurement Could Boost Precision of Dark Matter Experiments (Fri Jun 11 5:45 am)
    The process finds minuscule amounts of radioactive material in metals -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. The Top Unsolved Questions in Mathematics Remain Mostly Mysterious (Fri May 28 5:45 am)
    Just one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems named 21 years ago has been solved -- 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 research adds a wrinkle to our understanding of the origins of matter in the Milky Way (Thu Jun 17 11:00 pm)
    (University of Maryland Baltimore County) New research suggests that carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen cosmic rays travel through the galaxy toward Earth in a similar way, but, surprisingly, that iron arrives at Earth differently. The international...
  2. Stronger together: how protein filaments interact (Thu Jun 17 11:00 pm)
    (University of Göttingen) Just as the skeleton and muscles move the human body and hold its shape, the cells of the body are stabilised and moved by a cellular skeleton. This cellular skeleton is a dynamic structure, constantly changing and...
  3. Experts in space exploration, illumination and interferometry to headline 2021 OSA Design Congress (Thu Jun 17 11:00 pm)
    (The Optical Society) The all-virtual OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress, to be held 27 June - 01 July, will feature three plenary talks describing advances in space telescopes, applications of freeform optics and a historical overview...
  4. Princeton-led team discovers unexpected quantum behavior in kagome lattice (Thu Jun 17 11:00 pm)
    (Princeton University) An international team led by Princeton researchers explored quantum structures called kagome lattices and found insights into the fundamental understanding of quantum order leading to orbital magnetism - that is, magnetism...
  5. Scientists detect signatures of life remotely (Thu Jun 17 11:00 pm)
    (University of Bern) It could be a milestone on the path to detecting life on other planets: Scientists under the leadership of the University of Bern and of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS detect a key molecular...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. New research adds a wrinkle to our understanding of the origins of matter in the Milky Way (Thu Jun 17 11:00 pm)
    (University of Maryland Baltimore County) New research suggests that carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen cosmic rays travel through the galaxy toward Earth in a similar way, but, surprisingly, that iron arrives at Earth differently. The international...
  2. Scientists detect signatures of life remotely (Thu Jun 17 11:00 pm)
    (University of Bern) It could be a milestone on the path to detecting life on other planets: Scientists under the leadership of the University of Bern and of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS detect a key molecular...
  3. The Earth has a pulse -- a 27.5-million-year cycle of geological activity (Thu Jun 17 11:00 pm)
    (New York University) Geologic activity on Earth appears to follow a 27.5-million-year cycle, giving the planet a 'pulse,' according to a new study published in the journal Geoscience Frontiers.
  4. Sweet sorghum: Sweet promise for the environment (Thu Jun 17 11:00 pm)
    (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Sweet sorghum can be used to produce biogas, biofuels, and novel polymers. In addition, it can help replace phosphate fertilizers. A new sweet sorghum variety developed at Karlsruhe Institute of...
  5. SpaceML.org: A new resource to accelerate AI application in space science and exploration (Wed Jun 16 11:00 pm)
    (SETI Institute) The SETI Institute and Frontier Development Lab (FDL.ai) are announcing the launch of SpaceML.org. SpaceML is a resource that makes AI-ready datasets available to researchers working in space science and exploration, enabling...

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