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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Confirmed Muon Wobble Remains Unexplained
April 13, 2021

Confirmed Muon Wobble Remains Unexplained How fast do elementary particles wobble? A surprising answer to this seemingly inconsequential question came out of Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, USA in 2001, and indicated...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Is the Standard Model of Physics Now Broken? (Wed Apr 7 12:00 pm)
    The discrepancy between the theoretical prediction and the experimentally determined value of the muon’s magnetic moment has become slightly stronger with a new result from Fermilab. But what... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  2. Big Physics News: The Muon g-2 Experiment Explained (Wed Apr 7 11:00 am)
    Particles called muons are behaving weirdly, and that could mean a huge discovery. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Long-Awaited Muon Measurement Boosts Evidence for New Physics (Wed Apr 7 10:00 am)
    Initial data from the Muon g-2 experiment have excited particle physicists searching for undiscovered subatomic particles and forces -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Long-Awaited Muon Physics Experiment Nears Moment of Truth (Wed Mar 31 10:00 am)
    A result that has been 20 years in the making could reveal the existence of new particles and upend fundamental physics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Unexplained Results Intrigue Physicists at World's Largest Particle Collider (Thu Mar 25 10:00 am)
    Muons and electrons might not experience the same fundamental interactions, contrary to Standard Model predictions -- 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. US power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) New research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analyzes historical trends to examine how much progress the power sector has already made in reducing emissions. It found that the US cut power...
  2. Smoking cannabis significantly impairs vision, study finds (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (University of Granada) A study carried out by the University of Granada indicates that smoking cannabis significantly alters key visual functions, such as visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, three-dimensional vision (stereopsis), the ability...
  3. Giant electronic conductivity change driven by artificial switch of crystal dimensionality (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology demonstrate the artificial control of crystal structure dimensionality to switch electronic conductivity in three orders of magnitude. The scientist succeeded to induce...
  4. Researchers discover new way to monitor & prevent nerve cell deterioration after TBI (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) In a new study, published online today in Cell, researchers have discovered a new way to prevent brain nerve cells from deteriorating after injury, which also revealed a potential mechanistic...
  5. Study warns of 'oxygen false positives' in search for signs of life on other planets (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Santa Cruz) In the search for life on other planets, the presence of oxygen in a planet's atmosphere is one potential sign of biological activity that might be detected by future telescopes. A new study, however,...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Study warns of 'oxygen false positives' in search for signs of life on other planets (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Santa Cruz) In the search for life on other planets, the presence of oxygen in a planet's atmosphere is one potential sign of biological activity that might be detected by future telescopes. A new study, however,...
  2. UMass Lowell celebrates the discoveries driving COVID-19, Mars research in free program series (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (University of Massachusetts Lowell) UMass Lowell experts on the COVID-19 virus, NASA's research on Mars and efforts to bring a more diverse workforce to science-related fields will share their insights on these topics as part of a free event...
  3. Novel theory addresses centuries-old physics problem (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The new study focuses on the outgoing flux of phase-volume, rather than the phase-volume itself. Since the flux is finite even when the volume is infinite, this flux-based approach avoids the artificial...
  4. Skoltech studies collective behavior of nanosatellites (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Scientists from the Skoltech Space Center (SSC) have developed nanosatellite interaction algorithms for scientific measurements using a tetrahedral orbital formation of CubeSats that...
  5. Physicists will print magnets with a 3D printer (Mon Apr 12 11:00 pm)
    (Ural Federal University) Physicists will print unique small magnets, magnetic systems, soft magnetic elements with a 3D printer. Samples made with this printer can be useful in almost any field from medicine to space.

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