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Physics News Feeds for Saturday December 15, 2018

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Geminids and Friends
December 15, 2018

Geminids and Friends From a radiant in the constellation of the Twins, the annual Geminid meteor shower rained down on our fair planet this week. This beautiful skyscape collects about 70 of Gemini's lovely shooting stars in a digital composition...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. 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
  2. Facing the End of Science (Sat Dec 8 11:00 am)
    Physicists and others confront science’s limits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Is the U.S. Lagging in the Quest for Quantum Computing? (Thu Dec 6 7:00 am)
    U.S. government funding is needed to sustain the arduous journey toward a practical quantum computer, experts say -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Spooky Quantum Action Passes Test (Sat Dec 1 8:00 am)
    Recent experiments quash the hope that the unsettling phenomenon of quantum entanglement can be explained away -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Leaning Tower of Pisa Corrects Itself... a Little (Fri Nov 30 5:45 am)
    Four centimeters of bonus straightening have occurred since engineering to lessen the list concluded in 2001 -- 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. Researchers use jiggly Jell-O to make powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst (Thu Dec 13 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Berkeley) A cheap and effective new catalyst developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, currently the best -- but also...
  2. Montana State researcher awarded grant for research of fluorescent proteins (Thu Dec 13 11:00 pm)
  3. A damming trend (Thu Dec 13 11:00 pm)
    (Michigan State University) Hundreds of dams are being proposed for Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The negative social and environmental consequences -- affecting everything from food security to the environment -- greatly outweigh the...
  4. PPG acquires anti-corrosion coating formula from Navy (Thu Dec 13 11:00 pm)
    (TechLink) Pittsburgh-based PPG said Thursday that it had signed a non-exclusive patent license agreement with the Naval Air Warfare Center's Aircraft Division.
  5. A painless adhesive (Thu Dec 13 11:00 pm)
    (Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers from Harvard and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. NASA-NOAA's satellite tracks a stronger Tropical Cyclone Owen nearing landfall (Thu Dec 13 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Owen continued to strengthen as it moved east through the Gulf of Carpentaria and toward a landfall in western Queensland, Australia. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image...
  2. Carnegie's Miguel Roth receives highest civilian honor for non-Chilean (Thu Dec 13 11:00 pm)
    (Carnegie Institution for Science) Miguel Roth, director of Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory in Chile from 1990 to 2014 and the current representative of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) in Chile was awarded the Bernardo...
  3. Quantum chemical calculations on quantum computers (Thu Dec 13 11:00 pm)
    (Osaka City University) A new quantum algorithm has been implemented for quantum chemical calculations such as Full-CI on quantum computers without exponential/combinatorial explosion, giving exact solutions of Schroedinger Equations for atoms...
  4. A young star caught forming like a planet (Thu Dec 13 11:00 pm)
    (University of Leeds) Astronomers have captured one of the most detailed views of a young star taken to date, and revealed an unexpected companion in orbit around it.
  5. In search of missing worlds, Hubble finds a fast evaporating exoplanet (Wed Dec 12 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Now, astronomers have used Hubble to nab a second 'very warm' Neptune (GJ 3470b) that is losing its atmosphere at a rate 100 times faster than that of GJ 436b. Both planets reside about 3.7 million miles from...

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