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Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 346: Star Forming Cluster in the SMC
December 1, 2020

NGC 346: Star Forming Cluster in the SMC Are stars still forming in the Milky Way's satellite galaxies? Found among the Small Magellanic Cloud's (SMC's) clusters and nebulas, NGC 346 is a star forming region about 200 light-years...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Are We Real? And Other Questions of Physics (Tue Dec 1 8:15 am)
    Do we live in a higher being’s computer? Advanced research may tell us -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Ultracold Molecule Mystery Solved (Tue Dec 1 5:45 am)
    Lasers slow molecules for a glimpse of the quantum world—and a strange heating is uncovered -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Undersea Earthquakes Reveal Sound Warming Info (Mon Nov 30 5:57 pm)
    Travel time differences for sound waves produced by undersea earthquakes in the same place at different times can provide details about ocean warming. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Legendary Arecibo Telescope Will Close Forever, and Scientists Are Reeling (Thu Nov 19 1:00 pm)
    A new satellite image reveals the damage that shut down the facility, ending an era in astronomical observation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Stellar Smashups May Fuel Planetary Habitability, Study Suggests (Tue Nov 17 5:45 am)
    Radioactive elements produced by colliding neutron stars could make the difference between living and lifeless worlds -- 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 method sees fibers in 3D, uses it to estimate conductivity (Mon Nov 30 11:00 pm)
    (University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering) Designing a vehicle that can drive away the heat that is generated around it when traveling at hypersonic speeds requires an understanding of the thermal properties of the materials used...
  2. Dana-Farber to present more than 40 research studies at 2020 ASH Annual Meeting (Mon Nov 30 11:00 pm)
    (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers will present more than 40 research studies at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting on December 5-8, including two studies that were selected...
  3. Geoscientists use zircon to trace origin of Earth's continents (Mon Nov 30 11:00 pm)
    (Penn State) Geoscientists have long known that some parts of the continents formed in the Earth's deep past, but the speed in which land rose above global seas -- and the exact shapes that land masses formed -- have so far eluded experts.
  4. UCLA, UCSF gain FDA approval for prostate cancer imaging technique (Mon Nov 30 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) The University of California's two nationally ranked medical centers, UCSF and UCLA, and their nuclear medicine teams have obtained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to...
  5. Study identifies novel mechanisms that cause protein clumping in brain diseases (Mon Nov 30 11:00 pm)
    (Case Western Reserve University) A team of researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has taken a major step toward understanding the mechanisms involved in the formation of large clumps of tau protein, a hallmark...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. New method sees fibers in 3D, uses it to estimate conductivity (Mon Nov 30 11:00 pm)
    (University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering) Designing a vehicle that can drive away the heat that is generated around it when traveling at hypersonic speeds requires an understanding of the thermal properties of the materials used...
  2. What will the climate be like when earth's next supercontinent forms? (Mon Nov 30 11:00 pm)
    (Earth Institute at Columbia University) The continents will reunite again in the deep future. And a new study, presented today during an online poster session at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union, suggests that the future arrangement...
  3. Next step in simulating the universe (Mon Nov 30 11:00 pm)
    (University of Tsukuba) Researchers led by the University of Tsukuba developed a way to accurately represent the behavior of elementary particles called neutrinos in computer simulations of the Universe. The simulation results reveal the effects...
  4. Scientists solve big limitation of stratospheric balloon payloads (Mon Nov 30 11:00 pm)
    (American Institute of Physics) Nearly all photons emitted after the Big Bang are now visible only at far-infrared wavelengths. Earth's atmosphere blocks most of this light, so scientists are turning to huge stratospheric balloons to explore...
  5. New tech can get oxygen, fuel from Mars's salty water (Sun Nov 29 11:00 pm)
    (Washington University in St. Louis) A new electrolysis system that makes use of briny water could provide astronauts on Mars with life-supporting oxygen and fuel for the ride home.

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