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Physics News Feeds for Sunday October 21, 2018

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Halo of the Cat s Eye
October 20, 2018

Halo of the Cat s Eye Not a Falcon 9 rocket launch after sunset, the Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky. Its haunting symmetries are seen in the very central region of this composited picture,...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Measurement Shows the Electron's Stubborn Roundness (Thu Oct 18 11:00 am)
    Once again, a major experiment reveals no deviations in the fundamental particle’s shape, complicating the search for new physics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Making the Church Taller (Thu Oct 18 11:00 am)
    We should not accept our notions of reality as given, but always make them better -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Planet Formation? It's a Drag (Thu Oct 18 5:45 am)
    The way worlds form from dust may also explain other phenomena throughout the universe—and right here on Earth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Revolutionary Microscopy Technique Nets Most Lucrative Prize in Science (Wed Oct 17 10:15 am)
    The Breakthrough awards, each worth U.S. $3 million, honor advances in the life sciences, physics and mathematics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Chasing the Quantum Tantra (Sat Oct 13 10:00 am)
    Hippy physicist Nick Herbert pursues a lifelong love affair with nature -- 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. Understanding the building blocks for an electronic brain (Sat Oct 20 11:00 pm)
    (University of Groningen) Computer bits are binary, with a value of 0 or one. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have all kinds of different internal states, depending on the input that they received. This allows the brain to process information...
  2. Immune therapy generates promising results in hard-to-treat ankylosing spondylitis (Fri Oct 19 11:00 pm)
    (Wiley) Results from a phase 3 clinical trial indicate that patients who have not benefited from standard therapy for ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by back pain and sacroiliac-joint damage, may have...
  3. A new way to measure nearly nothing (Thu Oct 18 11:00 pm)
    (National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) NIST scientists have designed a vacuum gauge, based on ultracold trapped atoms, is small enough to deploy in commonly used vacuum chambers.
  4. ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles (Thu Oct 18 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles--providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and...
  5. Father's nicotine exposure may cause problems in future generations of his children (Thu Oct 18 11:00 pm)
    (Florida State University) A new Florida State University College of Medicine study in mice produced results that suggest nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren. Further studies will be...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Surprise finding: Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields (Thu Oct 18 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) Feature describes unexpected discovery of a role the process that seeds magnetic fields plays in mediating a phenomenon that occurs throughout the universe and can disrupt cell phone service and knock...
  2. Superflares from young red dwarf stars imperil planets (Wed Oct 17 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Flares from the youngest red dwarfs surveyed are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when the stars are older. This younger age is when terrestrial planets are forming around their stars.
  3. Scientific research will help to understand the origin of life in the universe (Wed Oct 17 11:00 pm)
    (Samara University) Scientists from Samara University and several universities in the USA have proposed and experimentally confirmed new fundamental chemical mechanisms for the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The results...
  4. ASU astronomers catch red dwarf star in a superflare outburst (Wed Oct 17 11:00 pm)
    (Arizona State University) Most red dwarf stars have planet families but are prone to violent outbursts, making their planets less hospitable to life.
  5. Did Leonardo da Vinci have a vision disorder that may have helped him capture space on a flat canvas? (Wed Oct 17 11:00 pm)
    (JAMA Network) Beginning with Rembrandt, a number of famous artists have been identified as having strabismus, a misalignment of the eyes. Some forms of eye misalignment are thought to be beneficial for artistic work by suppressing the deviating...

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