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Physics News Feeds for Sunday April 30, 2017

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Arches of Spring
April 29, 2017

Arches of Spring Two luminous arches stretched across the dome of the sky on this northern spring night. After sunset on March 29, the mountain view panorama was captured in 57 exposures from Chopok peak in central Slovakia at an altitude...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Detection of Ghostly Particles Could Unmask Illicit Nuclear Weapons (Tue Apr 25 8:00 am)
    Weapons-grade fuel in a nuclear reactor emits a steady rate of telltale antineutrinos that could be detected by a newly designed portable device -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Physicists Excited by Latest LHC Anomaly (Thu Apr 20 10:30 am)
    A series of odd findings have theorists hoping for new particles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Muons Bring New Physics within Reach (Thu Apr 13 1:30 pm)
    A new experiment to measure the behavior of muons in magnetic fields could reveal unknown particles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Shredded Stars Offer New View of Supermassive Black Holes (Thu Apr 13 9:00 am)
    New techniques reveal how supermassive black holes shred entire stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Ink-Drop Supernovae and Quantum Love Triangles [Video] (Thu Apr 13 5:45 am)
    Short films about exploding stars and subatomic particles top the list of prizewinners from the annual Quantum Shorts contest -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Flash Physics: Cosmic-ray balloon, Tokamak Energy plasma, ripples in cosmic web, APS in open access scheme (Fri Apr 28 8:26 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  2. The search is on for elusive particle decay (Thu Apr 27 10:10 am)
    The Majorana Demonstrator is fully assembled and ready to run
  3. Flash Physics: LISA Pathfinder beats static electricity, nanodiamonds enhance MRI, quantum pioneer bags prize (Thu Apr 27 7:18 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  4. Competing claims over cause of cosmic cold spot (Wed Apr 26 10:11 am)
    Voids are discounted as the source but some scientists disagree
  5. Flash Physics: Self-gravitating midges, ALICE sees 'enhanced strangeness', single photon links quantum dots (Wed Apr 26 7:49 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. MDI Biological Laboratory scientist receives grant to study peripheral neuropathy (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health...
  2. Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (Rice University) By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, Rice University physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves in Earth's oceans.
  3. Hybrid circuits can increase computational power of chaos-based systems (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (North Carolina State University) New research from North Carolina State University has found that combining digital and analog components in nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits can improve their computational power by enabling processing...
  4. Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (California Institute of Technology) A new study shows that testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they're wrong.
  5. Modern metabolic science yields better way to calculate indoor CO2 (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. But to do so, one needs a reliable way to calculate the concentration of carbon dioxide we produce indoors....

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. NASA selects ASU's 'ShadowCam' to fly on Korea Pathfinder lunar orbiter (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (Arizona State University) NASA has selected an instrument developed by Mark Robinson of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) to map the terrain and search for evidence of frost or ice deposits...
  2. NASA eyes intensifying Tropical Cyclone Frances (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Two NASA satellites provided forecasters in Australia with visible and rainfall data as Tropical Cyclone Frances strengthened in the western Timor Sea. NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of the...
  3. Hubble's bright shining lizard star (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The bright object seen in this Hubble image is a single and little-studied star named TYC 3203-450-1, located in the constellation of Lacerta (The Lizard). The star is much closer than the much more distant...
  4. Astrophysicists discovered a star polluted by calcium (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (Lomonosov Moscow State University) An international team of astrophysicists led by a scientist from the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of the Lomonosov Moscow State University reported the discovery of a binary solar-type star inside the...
  5. Medical guidelines for astronauts to be launched in the US (Thu Apr 27 11:00 pm)
    (University of Plymouth) Scientists at the University of Plymouth and Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, are helping to write the medical rulebook that will keep astronauts fit and healthy during long trips through the solar system. Learning...

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