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Physics News Feeds for Sunday May 09, 2021

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Horsehead and Orion Nebulas
May 9, 2021

Horsehead and Orion Nebulas The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists Edge Closer to Taming the Three-Body Problem (Fri May 7 12:30 pm)
    A new model cuts through the chaos to reach the best-yet predictions of complex gravitational interactions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet (Thu May 6 1:00 pm)
    Two teams have demonstrated new degrees of quantum measurements in micron-sized metal drums -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. The Fermilab Muon Measurement May or May Not Point to New Physics, But ... (Sun May 2 9:00 am)
    It was important either way, because the experiment that generated it was breathtakingly precise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Muon Results Throw Physicists' Best Theories into Confusion (Thu Apr 29 8:30 am)
    Experimental anomalies have sent researchers scrambling to concoct new explanations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Searching for the Universe's Most Energetic Particles, Astronomers Turn on the Radio (Tue Apr 27 5:45 am)
    New radio-based observatories could soon detect ultrahigh-energy neutrinos, opening a new window on extreme cosmic physics -- 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. How proteins control information processing in the brain (Sat May 8 11:00 pm)
    (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) A complicated interaction between different proteins is needed for information to pass from one nerve cell to the next. Researchers at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have now...
  2. Cricket bats should be made from bamboo not willow, Cambridge study finds (Sat May 8 11:00 pm)
    (University of Cambridge) Bamboo cricket bats are stronger, offer a better 'sweet spot' and deliver more energy to the ball than those made from traditional willow, tests conducted by the University of Cambridge show. Bamboo could, the study...
  3. Switch of breast tumors to HER2-low in recurrence may provide greater therapeutic options (Fri May 7 11:00 pm)
    (European Society for Medical Oncology) The finding that breast tumours can evolve to express low HER2 potentially widens the number of patients who can benefit from new investigational agents, typically novel antibody-drug conjugate therapies,...
  4. Stop the genetic presses! (Thu May 6 11:00 pm)
    (Penn State) A bacterial protein helps to stop transcription--the process of making RNA copies of DNA to carry out the functions of the cell--by causing the cellular machinery that transcribes the DNA to pause at the appropriate spots in the...
  5. New research sets stage for development of salmonella vaccine (Thu May 6 11:00 pm)
    (University of Florida) Researchers with the University of Florida have developed a novel method for priming the immune system to fight salmonella infection.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Supernovae twins open up new possibilities for precision cosmology (Wed May 5 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Cosmologists have found a way to double the accuracy of measuring distances to supernova explosions - one of their tried-and-true tools for studying the mysterious dark energy that is making the universe...
  2. Space weather and solar blobs (Wed May 5 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) Scientists at PPPL have received three awards from NASA totaling over $2 million to conduct research that could help predict the potentially damaging effects of blasts of subatomic particles from the...
  3. Physicists describe new type of aurora (Wed May 5 11:00 pm)
    (University of Iowa) The famed northern and southern lights have been studied for millennia, but they still hold secrets. In a new study, physicists led by the University of Iowa describe a new phenomenon they call "diffuse auroral erasers,"...
  4. The natural brightness of the night sky (Wed May 5 11:00 pm)
    (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)) A recent study analyses data collect4d at 44 of the darkest places in the world, including the Canary Island Observatories, to develop the first complete reference method to measure the natural...
  5. FAST detects 3D spin-velocity alignment in a pulsar (Wed May 5 11:00 pm)
    (Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Based on sensitive FAST observations toward the supernova remnant S147, a research team led by LI Di from NAOC has found the first evidence for 3D spin-velocity alignment in a pulsar. This finding...

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