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Physics News Feeds for Tuesday January 15, 2019

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Heart and Soul Nebulas
January 15, 2019

The Heart and Soul Nebulas Is the heart and soul of our Galaxy located in Cassiopeia? Possibly not, but that is where two bright emission nebulas nicknamed Heart and Soul can be found. The Heart Nebula, officially dubbed IC 1805...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists Lay Out Plans for a New Supercollider (Tue Jan 15 3:15 pm)
    The proposed facility would become the most powerful—and most expensive—collider ever built -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Colorful Peacocks Impress Females with Good Vibes (Mon Dec 24 11:00 am)
    Peafowls' head crests are specifically tuned to the vibrations produced by feather-rattling male peacocks, thus acting as a sort of antenna. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Can Rivers Cause Earthquakes? (Tue Dec 18 6:45 am)
    If so, it could help explain some quakes that happen far from tectonic-plate boundaries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Experts Urge U.S. to Continue Support for Nuclear Fusion Research (Fri Dec 14 12:00 pm)
    An international fusion project could help the nation eventually develop its own, smaller reactor -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Facing the End of Science (Sat Dec 8 11:00 am)
    Physicists and others confront science’s limits -- 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. Harvard research reveals potential therapeutic target for ALS (Mon Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (Harvard University) Harvard-led ALS research revealed that the protein TDP-43 regulates a gene called Stathmin2 (STMN2).Human pluripotent stem cell models of ALS successfully predicted the relationship between TDP-43 and STMN2. Findings were...
  2. Brilliant glow of paint-on semiconductors comes from ornate quantum physics (Mon Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (Georgia Institute of Technology) A new wave of semiconductors that can be painted on is on the horizon. It bears the promise of revolutionizing lighting all over again and of transforming solar energy. Ornate quantum particle action, revealed...
  3. Penn engineers 3D print smart objects with 'embodied logic' (Mon Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (University of Pennsylvania) Using stimuli-responsive materials and geometric principles, Penn Engineers have designed structures that have 'embodied logic.' Through their physical and chemical makeup alone, they are able to determine which...
  4. Power stations driven by light (Mon Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) The smallest building blocks within the power stations of organisms which get their energy directly from the sun are basically miniature reactors surrounded by collectors which capture photons and forward...
  5. Advances in the study of drugs to combat cognitive impairment in schizophrenia (Mon Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (University of the Basque Country ) A study by the UPV/EHU has assessed the effectiveness of various drugs, which are used to delay cognitive deterioration in patients with Alzheimer's, in improving cognitive impairment displayed by patients...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. POLAR experiment reveals orderly chaos of black holes (Mon Jan 14 11:00 pm)
    (Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) An international consortium of scientists studying gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) as part of the POLAR (GRB polarimeter) experiment has revealed that high-energy photon emissions from black holes are neither...
  2. Tel Aviv University-led team discovers new way supermassive black holes are 'fed' (Sun Jan 13 11:00 pm)
  3. PolyU provides support to the nation's historic landing on the far side of the Moon (Sun Jan 13 11:00 pm)
    (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) proudly supported the nation's current lunar exploration, Chang'e-4 lunar probe, which successfully performed the historic landing on the far side of the Moon...
  4. Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch (Sun Jan 13 11:00 pm)
    (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Variations in the axial tilt of the Earth have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the miles-deep blanket of ice that locks up huge volumes of water that, if melted, would...
  5. The orderly chaos of black holes (Sun Jan 13 11:00 pm)
    (Université de Genève) During the formation of a black hole a bright burst of very energetic light in the form of gamma-rays is produced, these events are called gamma-ray bursts. Researchers from UNIGE, in collaboration with an international...

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