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Physics News Feeds for Monday September 16, 2019

Astronomy Picture of the Day: A Lunar Corona over Turin
September 16, 2019

A Lunar Corona over Turin What are those colorful rings around the Moon? A corona. Rings like this will sometimes appear when the Moon is seen through thin clouds. The effect is created by the quantum mechanical diffraction of light around...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. The History of Opium, Facing Up to Quantum Mechanics and Other New Science Books (Fri Sep 13 8:00 am)
    Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Can We Forecast Caldera Collapses? (Thu Sep 12 8:00 am)
    The formation of cauldronlike volcanic depressions is enormously destructive—but it may also be predictable -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. The Gravitational-Wave "Revolution" Is Underway (Thu Sep 12 5:45 am)
    As the fourth anniversary of the first detection approaches, the field continues to mature—with a bright future ahead -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Earth's Magnetic Field Initiated a Pole Flip Many Millennia before the Switch (Wed Sep 11 6:55 pm)
    Lava flow records and sedimentary and Antarctic ice core data show evidence of planetary magnetic field activity 20,000 years before the beginning of the last pole reversal. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. 3-D Printers Could Help Spread Weapons of Mass Destruction (Tue Sep 10 5:45 am)
    Experts warn that new technology makes it easier to covertly produce WMDs -- 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. Pitt Nuclear Energy research awarded over $2 million in Department of Energy grants (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
    (University of Pittsburgh) The Stephen R. Tritch Nuclear Engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering has received three substantial grants from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Nuclear Energy University...
  2. Compounds extracted from Cerrado plant combat fungus that causes candidiasis (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
  3. Uncovering the hidden 'noise' that can kill qubits (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT and Dartmouth College researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, a tool that detects new characteristics of environmental 'noise' that can destroy the fragile quantum state of qubits, the...
  4. Just add water (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Santa Barbara) Chemists uncover a mechanism behind doping organic semiconductors
  5. Journal of Biological Chemistry launches program for early-career scientists (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
    (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) The JBC Early-Career Reviewer Board offers postdoctoral researchers and newly independent investigators a structured path for developing peer-review skills and learning about the scholarly...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. NASA finds Kiko weakening in the Eastern Pacific (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters at the National Hurricane Center with infrared data and cloud top temperature information on Hurricane Kiko. Wind shear was affecting the storm and had closed the...
  2. NASA finds Humberto strengthening off the Florida Coast (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua Satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Humberto as it was strengthening off the Florida coast on Sept. 15, 2019. Humberto became a hurricane late in the day.
  3. KATRIN cuts the mass estimate for the elusive neutrino in half (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
    (University of Washington) An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in its quest to measure the mass of the neutrino, one of the most abundant, yet elusive, elementary particles in our universe. At the 2019 Topics in...
  4. New observations help explain the dimming of Tabby's Star (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
    (Columbia University) The overall brightness of Tabby's Star has been gradually dimming for years. A new Columbia study suggests chunks of an exomoon's dusty outer layers of ice, gas and carbonaceous rock may be accumulating in a disk, blocking...
  5. New results for the mass of neutrinos (Sun Sep 15 11:00 pm)
    (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Neutrinos and their small non-zero masses play a key role in cosmology and particle physics. The allowed range of the mass scale has now been narrowed down by the initial results of the international...

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