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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Earth and Moon through Saturns Rings
May 27, 2020

Earth and Moon through Saturns Rings What are those dots between Saturn's rings? Our Earth and Moon. Just over three years ago, because the Sun was temporarily blocked by the body of Saturn, the robotic Cassini spacecraft was able to...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. The Strange Hearts of Neutron Stars (Tue May 26 8:00 am)
    Space observations are poised to reveal more about the centre of one of the Universe’s most enigmatic objects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. The Beautiful, Irregular Universe (Tue May 26 8:00 am)
    A new x-ray survey of distant galaxies suggests that the universe is expanding unevenly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Astronomers Get Earliest Ever Glimpse of Ancient Giant Galaxy (Wed May 20 11:00 am)
    The disk of gas and stars resembles our own Milky Way but somehow formed when the universe was only about 10 percent of its current age -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. No, No Nobel: How to Lose the Prize (Tue May 19 4:20 pm)
    Physicist Brian Keating talks about his book Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Pi in the Sky: General Relativity Passes the Ratio's Test (Tue May 19 7:00 am)
    Using gravitational waves to approximate pi, physicists see no problem with Einstein’s theory -- 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. June's SLAS Technology highlights papers authored by SLAS2019 Ignite award winner (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) The June issue of SLAS Technology features two related research papers authored by Georges Muller, Ph.D., (SEED Biosciences, Switzerland) the SLAS2019 Ignite Award winner and a top ten...
  2. June's SLAS discovery features the special collection, 'ion channels and relevant drug screening approaches' (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) In this issue, Guest Editor Veli-Pekka Jaakola, Ph.D., (Confo Therapeutics, Belgium) highlights a series of articles focused on new screening tools and assays that find new chemical matter...
  3. These tiny, self-assembling traps capture PFAS (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (University at Buffalo) A study shows that self-assembling molecular traps can be used to capture PFAS -- dangerous pollutants that have contaminated drinking water supplies around the world.
  4. Impact of a health system's three-pronged strategy to address the opioid epidemic (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (Bentham Science Publishers) In the past two decades more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose in the United States. In 2017, more than 68% of the drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. To help stem this epidemic, Highmark Inc....
  5. 2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics awarded to Andrew Fabian (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (International Astronomical Union) The 2020 Kavli Prize for astrophysics has been awarded to Andrew Fabian for his groundbreaking work on the interplay between galaxies and their surroundings. The Kavli Prize is awarded every two years to scientists...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. 2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics awarded to Andrew Fabian (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (International Astronomical Union) The 2020 Kavli Prize for astrophysics has been awarded to Andrew Fabian for his groundbreaking work on the interplay between galaxies and their surroundings. The Kavli Prize is awarded every two years to scientists...
  2. Under pressure, black holes feast (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (Yale University) A new, Yale-led study shows that some supermassive black holes actually thrive under pressure.It has been known for some time that when distant galaxies -- and the supermassive black holes within their cores -- aggregate into...
  3. NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Storm Bertha organizing (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The second tropical storm of the North Atlantic Ocean hurricane season has formed off the coast of South Carolina. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Storm...
  4. $3 million Kavli Prizes awarded to 7 scientists for discoveries in astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (The Kavli Foundation) The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announces the 2020 Kavli Prize Laureates in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The laureates in each field will share $1 million: Kavli Prize in Astrophysics: Andrew...
  5. NASA awards SwRI $3 million to develop lunar LASVEGAS (Tue May 26 11:00 pm)
    (Southwest Research Institute) NASA has awarded Southwest Research Institute $3 million to develop a lunar version of its Laser Absorption Spectrometer for Volatiles and Evolved Gas (LASVEGAS) instrument. This spectrometer can precisely measure...

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