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Physics News Feeds for Tuesday June 25, 2019

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 25 Brightest Stars in the Night Sky
June 25, 2019

25 Brightest Stars in the Night Sky Do you know the names of some of the brightest stars? It's likely that you do, even though some bright stars have names so old they date back to near the beginning of written language. Many world cultures...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Science News Briefs from around the World (Sun Jun 23 6:40 pm)
    A few brief reports about international science and technology from Canada to Kenya, including one about how humans thousands of years ago in what is now Argentina butchered and presumably ate giant... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  2. A New "Law" Suggests Quantum Supremacy Could Happen This Year (Fri Jun 21 7:00 am)
    Quantum computers are improving at a doubly exponential rate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. The Quantum Internet Is Emerging, One Experiment at a Time (Wed Jun 19 5:45 am)
    Breakthrough demonstrations using defective diamonds, high-flying drones, laser-bathed crystals and other exotica suggest practical, unhackable quantum networks are within reach -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Which Should Come First in Physics: Theory or Experiment? (Mon Jun 17 6:00 am)
    Plans for giant particle accelerators of the future focus attention on how scientific discoveries are really made   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Remembering Murray Gell-Mann (Thu Jun 6 1:00 pm)
    His far-reaching intellect and idiosyncratic personality ensured that interacting him was an exercise in complexity -- 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. Algorithm designed to map universe, solve mysteries (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (Cornell University) Cornell University researchers have developed an algorithm designed to visualize models of the universe in order to solve some of physics' greatest mysteries.
  2. The making of 'warm ice' (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (National Research Council of Science & Technology) The Center for Convergence Property Measurement, Frontier in Extreme Physics Team at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) succeeded in creating room-temperature ice and...
  3. A new 'golden' age for electronics? (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (Nagoya University) Scientists at Nagoya University, Japan, have created materials that shrink uniformly in all directions when heated under normal everyday conditions, using a cheap and industrially scalable process. This potentially opens...
  4. Hubble finds tiny 'electric soccer balls' in space, helps solve interstellar mystery (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of electrically-charged molecules in space shaped like soccer balls, shedding light on the mysterious contents of the interstellar...
  5. How human genetic data is helping dogs fight cancer (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Colorado study sequences 33 canine cancer cell lines to identify 'human' genetic changes could be driving these canine cancers, possibly helping veterinary oncologists use more human medicines...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Hubble finds tiny 'electric soccer balls' in space, helps solve interstellar mystery (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of electrically-charged molecules in space shaped like soccer balls, shedding light on the mysterious contents of the interstellar...
  2. SwRI-led team studies binaries to make heads or tails of planet formation (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (Southwest Research Institute) A Southwest Research Institute-led team studied the orientation of distant solar system bodies to bolster the 'streaming instability' theory of planet formation.
  3. NRL payloads deployed by SpaceX to study space weather and spacecraft propulsion (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (Naval Research Laboratory) US Naval Research Laboratory researchers designed and built two science payloads that went up with SpaceX's Falcon 9 Heavy rocket launch on June 25.
  4. SwRI scientist develops novel algorithm to aid search for exoplanets (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (Southwest Research Institute) Inspired by movie streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, a Southwest Research Institute scientist developed a technique to look for stars likely to host giant, Jupiter-sized planets outside of our solar system....
  5. Dung beetles get wind (Mon Jun 24 11:00 pm)
    (University of the Witwatersrand) Researchers have shown for the first time that these insects use different directional sensors to achieve the highest possible navigational precision in different conditions.

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