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Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Comet, the Whale, and the Hockey Stick
May 13, 2021

The Comet, the Whale, and the Hockey Stick Closest to the Sun on March 1, and closest to planet Earth on April 23, this Comet ATLAS (C/2020 R4) shows a faint greenish coma and short tail in this pretty, telescopic field of view. Captured...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists Edge Closer to Taming the Three-Body Problem (Fri May 7 12:30 pm)
    A new model cuts through the chaos to reach the best-yet predictions of complex gravitational interactions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet (Thu May 6 1:00 pm)
    Two teams have demonstrated new degrees of quantum measurements in micron-sized metal drums -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. The Fermilab Muon Measurement May or May Not Point to New Physics, But ... (Sun May 2 9:00 am)
    It was important either way, because the experiment that generated it was breathtakingly precise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Muon Results Throw Physicists' Best Theories into Confusion (Thu Apr 29 8:30 am)
    Experimental anomalies have sent researchers scrambling to concoct new explanations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Searching for the Universe's Most Energetic Particles, Astronomers Turn on the Radio (Tue Apr 27 5:45 am)
    New radio-based observatories could soon detect ultrahigh-energy neutrinos, opening a new window on extreme cosmic physics -- 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. Force-sensing PIEZO proteins are at work in plants, too (Wed May 12 11:00 pm)
    (Scripps Research Institute) A family of proteins that sense mechanical force--and enable our sense of touch and many other important bodily functions--also are essential for proper root growth in some plants, according to a study led by scientists...
  2. OU researcher receives 2021 NSF CAREER Award (Wed May 12 11:00 pm)
    (University of Oklahoma) The NSF awarded Stefan Wilhelm a $761,727 CAREER award to continue his research in nanotechnology, which assists in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. Wilhelm's work focuses on individual nanoparticles...
  3. Study of nitinol deformations to enrich understanding of materials with targeted properties (Wed May 12 11:00 pm)
    (Kazan Federal University) The work was sponsored by Russian Science Foundation; the project, headed by Professor Anatolii Mokshin, is titled "Theoretical, simulating and experimental research of physico-mechanical traits of amorphous-producing...
  4. The Achilles heel of the coronavirus (Wed May 12 11:00 pm)
    (ETH Zurich) SARS-CoV-2 is critically dependent on a special mechanism for the production of its proteins. A collaborative team led by a research group at ETH Zurich obtained molecular insights into this process and demonstrated that it can...
  5. Current trend reversed (Wed May 12 11:00 pm)
    (ETH Zurich Department of Physics) The demonstration that a tiny cloud of atoms can be turned from a heat engine into a cooler by cranking up the interactions between the particles provides both deep fundamental insight and a possible template...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Scientists invent a method for predicting solar radio flux for two years ahead (Wed May 12 11:00 pm)
    (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Scientists at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and their colleagues from the University of Graz & the Kanzelhöhe Observatory (Austria) and the ESA European...
  2. Mixing massive stars (Wed May 12 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Santa Barbara) Astronomers commonly refer to massive stars as the chemical factories of the Universe. They generally end their lives in spectacular supernovae, events that forge many of the elements on the periodic...
  3. Tufts University selected to join Association of American Universities (Wed May 12 11:00 pm)
    (Tufts University) Tufts University has been selected to join the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of America's leading research universities noted for their accomplishments in education, research, and innovation.
  4. SwRI's Fuselier elected to the National Academy of Sciences (Tue May 11 11:00 pm)
    (Southwest Research Institute) Dr. Stephen Fuselier, executive director of Southwest Research Institute's Space Science Directorate, was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his distinguished and continuing achievements...
  5. Wayne State student selected for DOE's Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (Tue May 11 11:00 pm)
    (Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A Wayne State University physics and astronomy graduate student, David Moutard, is one of 78 recipients of the Department of Energy's Office of Science Graduate Student Research...

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