Minnesota State University Moorhead Physics and Astronomy:
Physics News Feeds

College of Health, Science, & the Environment

Physics News Feeds for Tuesday February 19, 2019

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Comet Iwamoto Before Spiral Galaxy NGC 2903
February 19, 2019

Comet Iwamoto Before Spiral Galaxy NGC 2903 It isn't every night that a comet passes a galaxy. Last Thursday, though, binocular comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) moved nearly in front of a spiral galaxy of approximately the same brightness: NGC...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. A Nobel Prize?Worthy Idea: What Is Chirped Pulse Amplification? (Tue Feb 12 9:30 am)
    How does the laser technology that earned the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics come into our everyday lives? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Wayward Satellites Test Einstein's Theory of General Relativity (Fri Feb 8 5:45 am)
    The botched launch of two Galileo navigation probes made for an unexpected experiment -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Watch Now: Communicating the Universe's Complexity with Graphic Novels (Thu Feb 7 12:00 pm)
    Theoretical physicist Clifford V. Johnson discusses his eye-catching approach to sharing science with the public -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Forget Everything You Know about 3-D Printing—the "Replicator" Is Here (Sat Feb 2 7:00 am)
    Rather than building objects layer by layer, the printer creates whole structures by projecting light into a resin that solidifies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Saturn's Blingy Rings Are a Recent Upgrade (Wed Jan 23 9:00 pm)
    Though Saturn formed about 4.5 billion years ago, its rings were added relatively recently—only 100 million to 10 million years ago. Karen Hopkin reports.  -- 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 compound could help treat ovarian cancer (Tue Feb 19 11:00 pm)
    (University of Sheffield) Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a compound that could be more effective in treating certain cancers than standard chemotherapy.
  2. The Mark Foundation funds 14 new cancer innovation projects (Tue Feb 19 11:00 pm)
    (The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research) The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research has selected 14 outstanding scientific research projects for ASPIRE Awards. Designed to answer key proof-of-concept questions in a short timeframe, the ASPIRE...
  3. Fibers from old tires can improve fire resistance of concrete (Mon Feb 18 11:00 pm)
    (University of Sheffield) A new way of protecting concrete from fire damage using materials recycled from old tires has been successfully tested by researchers at the University of Sheffield.
  4. Fluorescing urine signals organ transplant rejection, could replace needle biopsies (Mon Feb 18 11:00 pm)
    (Georgia Institute of Technology) Glowing pee may replace the biopsy needle: In detecting organ transplant rejection, a new nanoparticle has proven much faster and more thorough in the lab than a biopsy. When T cells mount their first attack...
  5. Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery (Mon Feb 18 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery (Mon Feb 18 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot.
  2. Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station (Mon Feb 18 11:00 pm)
    (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Presented during FAPESP Week London, instrument created in São Paulo will be improved in collaboration with Russia and will measure solar flares; launch is scheduled for 2022.
  3. A NASA infrared look at Tropical Depression 02W, warnings posted (Mon Feb 18 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 02W formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on February 19 and the National Weather Service in Guam has issued warnings for Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap States. NASA's Aqua satellite found three...
  4. NASA set to demonstrate X-ray communications in space (Mon Feb 18 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this spring.
  5. NASA-NOAA satellite sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Oma affecting New Caledonia (Mon Feb 18 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Oma appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean, just northwest of New Caledonia.

This page took 1.916 seconds to generate.