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Physics News Feeds for Tuesday February 25, 2020

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Jet Altitude Changes Cut Climate Changing Contrails (Tue Feb 25 7:52 pm)
    Increasing or decreasing the altitude of aircraft a few thousand feet to avoid thin layers of humidity could make a deep cut to contrails' contribution to climate change. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Scientists Sculpt Nanoparticle Shells with Light (Fri Feb 21 5:45 am)
    Hollowed-out microcrystals could lock away carbon  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Physicists Come Closer to Answering Question of Antimatter's Scarcity (Wed Feb 19 10:00 am)
    Researchers have confirmed a long-predicted key similarity between hydrogen and antihydrogen -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Found in Space: 100 Energetic Photons (Tue Feb 18 11:15 am)
    Originally published in May 1962 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. The Supercool Materials That Send Heat to Space (Mon Feb 17 8:00 am)
    Paints, plastics and even wood can be engineered to stay cool in direct sunlight—but their role in displacing power-hungry air conditioners remains unclear -- 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. Scientists develop enzyme produced from agricultural waste for use as laundry detergent (Mon Feb 24 11:00 pm)
    (University of Portsmouth) An international team of researchers has developed an enzyme produced from agricultural waste that could be used as an important additive in laundry detergents.By using an enzyme produced from a by-product of mustard...
  2. Stanford research maps a faster, easier way to build diamond (Mon Feb 24 11:00 pm)
    (Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) With the right amount of pressure and surprisingly little heat, a substance found in fossil fuels can transform into pure diamond.
  3. Stabilizing freeze-dried cellular machinery unlocks cell-free biotechnology (Mon Feb 24 11:00 pm)
    (California Polytechnic State University) A low-cost approach improves cell-free biotechnology's utility for bio-manufacturing and portability for field applications.
  4. Study finds key mechanism for how typhoid bacteria infects (Mon Feb 24 11:00 pm)
    (Cornell University) A new study has uncovered key details for how the Salmonella bacteria that causes typhoid fever identifies a host's immune cells and delivers toxins that disrupt the immune system and allow the pathogen to spread.
  5. Mortality decreased with further treatment for opioid use disorder after detox (Mon Feb 24 11:00 pm)
    (Boston Medical Center) A new study shows that people with opioid use disorder who enter inpatient medically managed withdrawal treatment (detox) do not usually receive further treatment, including medication for opioid use disorder or additional...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. From China to the South Pole: Joining forces to solve the neutrino mass puzzle (Mon Feb 24 11:00 pm)
    (Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Study by Mainz physicists indicates that the next generation of neutrino experiments may well find the answer to one of the most pressing issues in neutrino physics.
  2. SwRI delivers ultraviolet instrument for ESA's Jupiter mission (Mon Feb 24 11:00 pm)
    (Southwest Research Institute) An ultraviolet spectrograph (UVS) designed and built by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is the first scientific instrument to be delivered for integration onto the European Space Agency's Jupiter Icy Moon...
  3. InSight detects gravity waves, devilish dust on Mars (Sun Feb 23 11:00 pm)
    (Cornell University) More than a year after NASA's Mars InSight lander touched down in a pebble-filled crater on the Martian equator, the rusty red planet is now serving up its meteorological secrets: gravity waves, surface swirling "dust devils,"...
  4. Want to catch a photon? Start by silencing the sun (Sun Feb 23 11:00 pm)
    (Stevens Institute of Technology) Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have created a 3D imaging system that uses light's quantum properties to create images 40,000 times crisper than current technologies, paving the way for never-before...
  5. The seismicity of Mars (Sun Feb 23 11:00 pm)
    (ETH Zurich) Fifteen months after the successful landing of the NASA InSight mission on Mars, first scientific analyses of ETH Zurich researchers and their partners reveal that the planet is seismically active. The recorded data enables a better...

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