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Physics News Feeds for Saturday January 25, 2020

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Into the Shadow
January 24, 2020

Into the Shadow On January 21, 2019 moonwatchers on planet Earth saw a total lunar eclipse. In 35 frames this composite image follows the Moon that night as it crossed into Earth's dark umbral shadow. Taken 3 minutes apart, they almost...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. What Is Chernobyl Like Today? (Thu Jan 23 9:30 am)
    Eerie images from the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster still haunt us 30 years later -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Physicists Probe Validity of Einstein's Gravity on Cosmic Scales (Tue Jan 21 7:00 am)
    New tests could verify the general theory of relativity, or find flaws -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. The Coolest Physics You've Ever Heard Of (Mon Jan 20 6:00 am)
    Ultracold atoms can simulate all sorts of quantum behavior -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Flames Extinguish Themselves in Zero Gravity (Tue Jan 14 6:15 am)
    Originally published in November 2000 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. New Instrument Will Stretch Atoms into Giant Waves (Tue Jan 14 5:45 am)
    Room-sized “atom waves” could help probe the quantum realm -- 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. Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer's disease? (Thu Jan 23 11:00 pm)
    (McGill University) In a new study, a team of researchers at McGill University has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what is currently being prescribed...
  2. Size matters! The neuroanatomy of trigeminal neuralgia´s treatment response (Thu Jan 23 11:00 pm)
    (International Headache Society) An MRI study investigating the influence of changes in the neuroanatomy of trigeminal neuralgia found that both trigeminal nerve and brain structures such as the hippocampus can predict the surgical treatment...
  3. Lin Chen receives Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry (Thu Jan 23 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) The Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society announces that Lin X. Chen has received the 2020 Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry. The award recognizes Chen for "fundamental contributions...
  4. Assessing risk of chemicals to wildlife is huge challenge that requires new approach (Thu Jan 23 11:00 pm)
    (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology) Computer modelling and long-term ecological monitoring will be essential to assess the environmental risks of the rapidly growing number of chemicals across the world, according to a new review paper in the...
  5. MTU engineers examine lithium battery defects (Thu Jan 23 11:00 pm)
    (Michigan Technological University) Lithium dendrites cause poor performance and even explosions in batteries with flammable liquid electrolytes. How these dendrites grow, even with a solid electrolytes, is still a mystery, but materials engineers...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. UTA aerospace engineer exploring possibility of hypersonic passenger, cargo planes (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas at Arlington) Bernd Chudoba, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, is working with NASA on a feasibility study to determine how current technology could make...
  2. Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (W. M. Keck Observatory) Astronomers using W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaii have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known -- a 'primitive star' scientists...
  3. NASA finds wind shear affected new Tropical Cyclone 09S    (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone 09S formed on Jan. 22, 2020 in the Southern Indian Ocean despite being affected by vertical wind shear, and one day later wind shear caused its demise. The end of 09S was caught by NASA's...
  4. New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (Stockholm University) Swedish and Japanese researchers have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed -- SN 2006gy. At the same time they found an explanation...
  5. Revealed: The explosive origin of superluminous supernova SN 2006gy (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Providing answers about its curious supreme brightness, researchers say the superluminous supernova SN 2006gy -- one of the brightest stellar explosions ever studied, and discovered in 2006...

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