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Physics News Feeds for Monday September 24, 2018

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Equinox: Analemma over the Callanish Stones
September 23, 2018

Equinox: Analemma over the Callanish Stones Does the Sun return to the same spot on the sky every day at the same time? No. A more visual answer to that question is an analemma, a composite image taken from the same spot at the same...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Discovery of Galileo's Long-Lost Letter Shows He Edited His Heretical Ideas to Fool the Inquisition (Fri Sep 21 10:45 am)
    Document shows he lied about his alterations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Pirates Needed Science, Too (Wed Sep 19 12:03 pm)
    On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's an eye-patch-witness account of how science helps in all peg-leg walks of life, even piracy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Reimagining of Schr√∂dinger's Cat Breaks Quantum Mechanics—and Stumps Physicists (Wed Sep 19 7:00 am)
    In a multi-“cat” experiment the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Burning Man's Mathematical Underbelly (Fri Sep 14 8:00 am)
    It’s mostly an art festival, but attendees are impressively fascinated with science and math -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. White House Hobbles Nuclear Weapons Safety Agency (Wed Sep 12 7:00 am)
    As Trump calls for new bomb production, the administration cuts safety board access to nuclear facilities -- 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. Breakthrough in blending metals (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
    (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Researchers in Japan have found a way to create innovative materials by blending metals with precision control. Their approach, based on a concept called atom hybridization, opens up an unexplored area of chemistry...
  2. 'Pinning down' how salty droplets dry (Fri Sep 21 11:00 pm)
    (Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new way of controlling the drying patterns formed by re-crystallizing salt. They found that the coffee ring effect can be used to pin the edge...
  3. For critically ill patients on life support, CSU chemistry could help them survive (Thu Sep 20 11:00 pm)
    (Colorado State University) CSU Monfort Professor and Associate Professor of Chemistry Melissa Reynolds is sharing in a $3.4 million grant from the Department of Defense for developing better treatments for acute lung injuries, particularly...
  4. New nanotherapy offers hope in treating drug-resistant renal cell carcinoma (Thu Sep 20 11:00 pm)
    (Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University,...
  5. Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries (Thu Sep 20 11:00 pm)
    (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new model created by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. NASA sees areas of strength in Tropical Storm Trami (Thu Sep 20 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite provided an infrared look at Tropical Storm Trami, located just over 100 miles from Guam on Sept. 21, 2018. Infrared data provides temperature information that showed two areas of the...
  2. Space-related start-up technology companies create synergistic innovation (Thu Sep 20 11:00 pm)
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have developed innovative business models underlying the successful launch of space-related start-up technology companies in Costa Rica.
  3. Three NASA missions return first-light data (Thu Sep 20 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, but that their science potential...
  4. NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds (Wed Sep 19 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists share mesmerizing new images of electric blue clouds from NASA's PMC Turbo balloon mission that flew in over the Arctic in July 2018.
  5. NASA created rainfall analysis for super Typhoon Mangkhut (Wed Sep 19 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. data was used to create a map of rainfall generated by Super Typhoon Mangkhut.

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