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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Orion over the Austrian Alps
January 23, 2019

Orion over the Austrian Alps Do you recognize this constellation? Through the icicles and past the mountains is Orion, one of the most identifiable star groupings on the sky and an icon familiar to humanity for over 30,000 years. Orion...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Saturn's Blingy Rings Are a Recent Upgrade (Wed Jan 23 9:00 pm)
    Though Saturn formed about 4.5 billion years ago, its rings were added relatively recently—only 100 to 10 million years ago. Karen Hopkin reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Physicists Lay Out Plans for a New Supercollider (Tue Jan 15 3:15 pm)
    The proposed facility would become the most powerful—and most expensive—collider ever built -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Colorful Peacocks Impress Females with Good Vibes (Mon Dec 24 11:00 am)
    Peafowls' head crests are specifically tuned to the vibrations produced by feather-rattling male peacocks, thus acting as a sort of antenna. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Can Rivers Cause Earthquakes? (Tue Dec 18 6:45 am)
    If so, it could help explain some quakes that happen far from tectonic-plate boundaries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Experts Urge U.S. to Continue Support for Nuclear Fusion Research (Fri Dec 14 12:00 pm)
    An international fusion project could help the nation eventually develop its own, smaller reactor -- 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. Follow-up phone calls by pharmacists help patients after hospital discharge (Wed Jan 23 11:00 pm)
    (Wiley) A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study illustrates the benefits of having clinical pharmacists follow up, by telephone, with patients at risk of having medication-related issues after hospital discharge. The aim is to...
  2. Stars shrouded in iron dust (Tue Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)) The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has participated in a study which has discovered a group of stars very poor in metals and shrouded in a high fraction of iron dust, situated in the...
  3. UTA researcher earns grant to detect, repair vaginal prolapse in early stages (Tue Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas at Arlington) A team of bioengineers at The University of Texas at Arlington is working to develop a method that will allow physicians to repair vaginal prolapses while they are in their early stages, potentially avoiding...
  4. New detector fails to confirm would-be evidence of dark matter (Tue Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Brazilian researchers are participating in the COSINE-100 experiment, installed 700 meters underground in South Korea.
  5. Taking magnetism for a spin: Exploring the mysteries of skyrmions (Tue Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Ames Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications in data storage and...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Stars shrouded in iron dust (Tue Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)) The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has participated in a study which has discovered a group of stars very poor in metals and shrouded in a high fraction of iron dust, situated in the...
  2. Prolonged spaceflight could weaken astronauts' immune systems (Tue Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Arizona) University of Arizona researchers led the first study to report impaired NK-cell function during long-duration space travel.
  3. Where is Earth's submoon? (Tue Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (Carnegie Institution for Science) Juna Kollmeier and Sean Raymond kicked off an internet firestorm late last year when they posted a draft of their article about submoons on a preprint server. The online conversation obsessed over the best...
  4. Astronomers find star material could be building block of life (Tue Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (Queen Mary University of London) An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.
  5. SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere (Tue Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (Southwest Research Institute) A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. The study posits that one key to Titan's mysterious...

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