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Physics News Feeds for Wednesday April 25, 2018

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Play Saturn's Rings Like a Harp

April 24, 2018

Play Saturn's Rings Like a Harp Sure, you've seen Saturn's rings -- but have you ever heard them? Well then please take this opportunity to play Saturn's rings like a harp. In the featured sonification, increasing brighter regions...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Should Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality? (Thu Apr 19 6:00 am)
    Inexplicable lab results may be telling us we’re on the cusp of a new scientific paradigm -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Glacier Suddenly Goes Galloping (Thu Apr 12 5:55 pm)
    Researchers try to figure out why every 20 years a Pakistan glacier moves roughly 1,500 times faster.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Some Habitable Zone Exoplanets May Get X-Rayed Out (Wed Apr 11 6:21 pm)
    Red dwarfs are a popular place to hunt for small exoplanets in the habitable zone—but the stars' radiation bursts might fry chances for life as we know it. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  4. Watch Live Today: Scripting the "Quantum Age" with Tools Fashioned from Subatomic Particles (Wed Apr 4 1:00 pm)
    Quantum matter researcher Rob Moore discusses how novel materials harnessing the quantum properties of atoms and electrons will define the next generation of technology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Physics Inferno (Wed Apr 4 7:00 am)
    A poem describes what could happen to those who don’t follow the metaphorical equivalents of nature's most basic laws -- 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. Cheaper and easier way found to make plastic semiconductors (Tue Apr 24 11:00 pm)
    (University of Waterloo) Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists at the University of Waterloo.
  2. New uses for existing antiviral drugs (Tue Apr 24 11:00 pm)
    (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Broad-spectrum antiviral drugs work against a range of viral diseases, but developing them can be costly and time consuming. Testing existing anti-viral drugs for their ability to combat multiple...
  3. Positive Phase 2 results of NovaDigm TX's NDV-3A vaccine published in Clinical Infectious Diseases (Tue Apr 24 11:00 pm)
    (MacDougall Biomedical Communications, Inc.) NovaDigm Therapeutics, a company developing innovative immuno-therapeutics and preventative vaccines for fungal and bacterial infections, today announced the publication of data from a Phase 2a study...
  4. Implantable islet cells come with their own oxygen supply (Tue Apr 24 11:00 pm)
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers at MIT and a company, Beta-O2 Technologies, have designed and tested an implantable device for treatment of Type 1 diabetes. The device furnishes islet cells with their own supply of oxygen,...
  5. Experimental arthritis drug prevents stem cell transplant complication (Mon Apr 23 11:00 pm)
    (Washington University in St. Louis) An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. NASA teams study the agency's future in astrophysics (Mon Apr 23 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) What does NASA's future look like? Will the next-generation telescope investigate the first black holes in the distant universe or will it look for life on an Earth-like planet light-years away? As in past...
  2. Milky Way's supermassive black hole may have 'unseen' siblings (Mon Apr 23 11:00 pm)
    (Yale University) In a new study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, researchers from Yale, the University of Washington, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, and University College London predict that galaxies with a mass similar...
  3. NASA's Aqua satellite sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Fakir (Mon Apr 23 11:00 pm)
  4. New mechanism of radio emission in neutron stars revealed (Mon Apr 23 11:00 pm)
    (ITMO University) Young scientists from ITMO University have explained how neutron stars generate intense directed radio emission. They developed a model based on the transitions of particles between gravitational states, i.e. quantum states...
  5. Uncovering the secret law of the evolution of galaxy clusters (Mon Apr 23 11:00 pm)
    (Osaka University) Using observational data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Subaru Telescope, the size and mass of galaxy clusters have precisely been measured. Osaka University-led research team analyzed those data and found a simple...

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