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Physics News Feeds for Sunday September 20, 2020

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Breaking Distant Light
September 20, 2020

Breaking Distant Light In the distant universe, time appears to run slowly. Since time-dilated light appears shifted toward the red end of the spectrum (redshifted), astronomers are able to use cosmological time-slowing to help...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Bricks Can Be Turned into Batteries (Thu Sep 10 2:54 pm)
    Pumping cheap iron-oxide-rich red bricks with specific vapors that form polymers enables the bricks to become electrical-charge-storage devices. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Google's Quantum Computer Achieves Chemistry Milestone (Fri Sep 4 5:45 am)
    A downsized version of the company’s Sycamore chip performed a record-breaking simulation of a chemical reaction -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Star Systems Can Be Born Topsy-Turvy (Thu Sep 3 6:35 pm)
    Astronomers observed an odd triple-star system that offers clues about misaligned planetary orbits. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Physicists Create City-Sized Ultrasecure Quantum Network (Thu Sep 3 5:45 am)
    Capable of connecting eight or more users across distances of 17 kilometers, the demonstration is another milestone toward developing a fully quantum Internet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Luna-25 Lander Renews Russian Moon Rush (Thu Aug 27 5:45 am)
    The former front-runner in the lunar space race aims to rekindle its exploration after nearly half a century -- 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. New first-line treatment option for metastatic kidney cancer (Fri Sep 18 11:00 pm)
    (European Society for Medical Oncology) The results of the phase 3 CheckMate 9ER trial have provided a new first-line treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer. The late breaking results are presented at ESMO 2020.
  2. Shape matters for light-activated nanocatalysts (Thu Sep 17 11:00 pm)
    (Rice University) Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light, according research from Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics.
  3. Defying a 150-year-old rule for phase behavior (Thu Sep 17 11:00 pm)
    (Eindhoven University of Technology) Today, researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and University Paris-Saclay are defying a classical theory from American physicist Josiah Willard Gibbs, with proof of a five-phase equilibrium,...
  4. A better informed society can prevent lead poisoning disasters (Thu Sep 17 11:00 pm)
    (University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science) In a paper published Sept. 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, John R. Scully and Raymond J. Santucci address unresolved scientific questions that can...
  5. new alteration in the brain of people with Alzheimer's discovered (Thu Sep 17 11:00 pm)
    (Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) New research led by Spanish scientists suggest that the altered glycosylation could determine that the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) is processed by the amyloidogenic (pathological) pathway, giving...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. NASA's aqua satellite helps confirm subtropical storm alpha (Thu Sep 17 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Subtropical Storm Alpha has formed near the coast of Portugal, becoming the first named storm using the Greek Alphabet list, now that the annual list of names is exhausted. NASA's Aqua satellite obtained visible...
  2. NASA-NOAA satellite sees tropical depression 22 strengthening in gulf of Mexico (Thu Sep 17 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided an infrared image of Tropical Depression 22 in the Gulf of Mexico during the early morning hours of Sept. 18. TD22 is expected to become a tropical storm, according...
  3. NASA confirms development of record-breaking tropical storm Wilfred, ending hurricane list (Thu Sep 17 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The list of hurricane names is officially used up with the development of the 23rd tropical cyclone of the year. Tropical Storm Wilfred just formed in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean today, Sept. 18. Using a NASA...
  4. NASA estimates powerful hurricane Teddy's extreme rainfall (Thu Sep 17 11:00 pm)
  5. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite finds tropical storm Noul fading over Laos (Thu Sep 17 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Noul made landfall in central Vietnam on Sept. 17 and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the storm over Laos. Noul was weakening as it moves toward Thailand where it is forecast...

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