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Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 6822: Barnard s Galaxy
November 28, 2020

NGC 6822: Barnard s Galaxy Grand spiral galaxies often seem to get all the glory, flaunting their young, bright, blue star clusters in beautiful, symmetric spiral arms. But small galaxies form stars too, like nearby NGC 6822, also known...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Zebra Coloration Messes With Fly Eyes (Tue Nov 10 5:24 pm)
    Horseflies misjudge landings on zebra patterns, compared with solid gray or black surfaces, which provides evidence for why evolution came up with the black-and-white pattern. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Black Holes Are Finally Trending (Sat Nov 7 11:00 am)
    A Nobel Prize is just the latest proof that a concept rejected by Einstein in 1939 has become one of the hottest topics in physics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Will the Universe Remember Us after We're Gone? (Thu Nov 5 6:00 am)
    Physicists insist that information never vanishes, not even in black holes, but this “law” reflects wishful thinking -- 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. Electronic skin has a strong future stretching ahead (Thu Nov 26 11:00 pm)
    (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) Soft, stretchy, slimline and strong electronics could accelerate the arrival of artificial skin.
  2. A route for avoiding defects during additive manufacturing (Wed Nov 25 11:00 pm)
    (College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) Research published in Science reveals how pores form during metals additive manufacturing and become defects trapped in solidifying metal. The practical value of this research is that it...
  3. Study revealing the secret behind a key cellular process refutes biology textbooks (Wed Nov 25 11:00 pm)
    (Ohio State University) New research has identified and described a cellular process that, despite what textbooks say, has remained elusive to scientists until now -- precisely how the copying of genetic material that, once started, is properly...
  4. German researchers compile world's largest inventory of known plant species (Wed Nov 25 11:00 pm)
    (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Researchers at Leipzig University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) have compiled the world's most comprehensive list of known...
  5. Scientists claim controversial results of comets observations are consistent (Tue Nov 24 11:00 pm)
    (Far Eastern Federal University) Astrophysicists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) joined the international research team for explaining the difference in the results of observation of the comet 41P/ Tuttle - Giacobini - Kresak. Researchers...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Scientists claim controversial results of comets observations are consistent (Tue Nov 24 11:00 pm)
    (Far Eastern Federal University) Astrophysicists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) joined the international research team for explaining the difference in the results of observation of the comet 41P/ Tuttle - Giacobini - Kresak. Researchers...
  2. Neutrinos yield first experimental evidence of catalyzed fusion dominant in many stars (Tue Nov 24 11:00 pm)
    (University of Massachusetts Amherst) An international team of about 100 scientists of the Borexino Collaboration, including particle physicist Andrea Pocar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, report in Nature this week detection of...
  3. Solar CNO neutrinos observed for the first time (Tue Nov 24 11:00 pm)
    (Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Scientists who are members of the Borexino Collaboration have provided the first experimental proof of the occurrence of the so-called CNO cycle in the Sun: They have managed to directly detect the distinctive...
  4. Russian scientists improve 3D printing technology for aerospace composites using oil waste (Tue Nov 24 11:00 pm)
    (National University of Science and Technology MISIS) Scientists from NUST MISIS have improved the technology of 3D printing from aluminum, having achieved an increase in the hardness of products by 1,5 times. The nanocarbon additive to aluminum...
  5. Space travel can adversely impact energy production in a cell (Tue Nov 24 11:00 pm)
    (Georgetown University Medical Center) Studies of both mice and humans who have traveled into space reveal that critical parts of a cell's energy production machinery, the mitochondria, can be made dysfunctional due to changes in gravity, radiation...

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