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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Apollo 11: Descent to the Moon
July 17, 2019

Apollo 11: Descent to the Moon It had never been done before. But with the words "You're Go for landing", 50 years ago this Saturday, Apollo 11 astronauts Aldrin and Armstrong were cleared to make the first try. The next few minutes...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. The "Woodstock of Physics" Is Finally Living Up to Its Promise (Fri Jul 12 11:00 am)
    A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Backpack Harvests Energy as You Walk (Wed Jul 10 9:15 pm)
    The pack produces a steady trickle of electricity from the swinging motion of your stuff. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Why Baseballs Are Flying in 2019 (Tue Jul 9 3:12 pm)
    An analysis of the 2019 edition of the Major League baseball points to reasons why it's leaving ballparks at a record rate. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Quirky Quantum Tunneling Observed (Tue Jul 9 5:45 am)
    A new study finds observational evidence of Klein tunneling, a strange phenomenon that enables particles to pass through even the toughest barriers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Future Gravitational-Wave Detectors Could Find Exoplanets, Too (Mon Jul 8 10:00 am)
    Although meant to study merging supermassive black holes, the European Space Agency’s LISA mission might also discover hundreds of worlds around white dwarf stars -- 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. Monitoring air quality after Fourth of July fireworks (Tue Jul 16 11:00 pm)
    (American Chemical Society) The U.S. recently celebrated the Fourth of July with dazzling fireworks displays in many cities. After the 'oohs' and 'ahhs' faded, some people might have wondered how the lingering gunpowder-scented smoke affected...
  2. Crystalline 'artificial muscle' makes paper doll do sit-ups (Tue Jul 16 11:00 pm)
    (American Chemical Society) Scary movies about dolls that can move, like Anabelle and Chucky, are popular at theaters this summer. Meanwhile, a much less menacing animated doll has chemists talking. Researchers have given a foil 'paper doll'...
  3. Researchers put a new spin on molecular oxygen (Tue Jul 16 11:00 pm)
    (Osaka University) Reactive molecular oxygen singlets have a multitude of uses in chemistry and medicine, but they are less abundant than non-reactive oxygen triplets. A multinational research team led by Osaka University has developed a novel...
  4. Sea level rise requires extra management to maintain salt marshes (Tue Jul 16 11:00 pm)
    (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) Salt marshes are important habitats for fish and birds and protect coasts under sea level rise against stronger wave attacks. However, marshes themselves are much more vulnerable than previously...
  5. Megakaryocytes act as 'bouncers' restraining cell migration in the bone marrow (Tue Jul 16 11:00 pm)
    (University of Würzburg) Scientists at the University Würzburg and University Hospital of Würzburg found that megakaryocytes act as 'bouncers' and thus modulate bone marrow niche properties and cell migration dynamics. The study was published...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Diamond shines its light on Moon Rocks from Apollo Missions, Martian meteorites and Vesta (Tue Jul 16 11:00 pm)
    (Diamond Light Source) An international collaboration involving scientists in Tenerife, the US and the UK, are using Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron to investigate the effect of gravity on rocky planets. They will be examining...
  2. Flying the final approach to Tranquility Base (Tue Jul 16 11:00 pm)
    (Arizona State University) Why did Neil Armstrong take over and fly the first lunar landing manually? A stunning recreated video shows what he saw out his window.
  3. Miniature gravitational-wave detector to be built at Northwestern (Mon Jul 15 11:00 pm)
    (Northwestern University) Northwestern will begin development of a gravitational wave detector small enough to fit on a table and powerful enough to detect events thought to be associated with dark matter in the universe.
  4. Supernova observation first of its kind using NASA satellite (Mon Jul 15 11:00 pm)
    (Ohio State University) Their research, detailed in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, represents the first published findings about a supernova observed using TESS, and add new insights to long-held theories about the elements...
  5. Tropical Depression Danas affecting Philippines in NASA satellite imagery (Mon Jul 15 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwester Pacific Ocean after the sixth tropical depression formed. Tropical Depression Danas formed northeast of the Northern Philippines and was already affecting...

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