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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Green Flashes: Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury
May 30, 2020

Green Flashes: Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury Follow a sunset on a clear day against a distant horizon and you might glimpse green just as the Sun disappears from view. The green flash is caused by refraction of light rays traveling to the eye...

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. Nanoparticles can make home refrigeration more accessible for low-income households (Fri May 29 11:00 pm)
    (University of Johannesburg) Power consumption of a home refrigerator can be cut by 29% while improving cooling capacity. Researchers replaced environmentally-unfriendly R134a refrigerant with the more energy-efficient R600a. They dosed R600a...
  2. UTA bioengineer uses NSF grant in novel approach to protein analysis (Thu May 28 11:00 pm)
  3. How the coronavirus could be prevented from invading a host cell (Thu May 28 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Riverside) How might the novel coronavirus be prevented from entering a host cell in an effort to thwart infection? A team of biomedical scientists has made a discovery that points to a solution. The scientists,...
  4. Researchers from Syracuse University and SUNY ESF track COVID-19 in wastewater (Thu May 28 11:00 pm)
    (Syracuse University) A scaleable wastewater treatment program originating in Syracuse NY is helping a growing number of New York State counties track the spread of COVID-19.
  5. Chimeron Bio & George Mason NCBID partner on COVID-19 vaccine using ChaESARTM technology (Thu May 28 11:00 pm)
    (George Mason University) RNA therapeutics company, Chimeron Bio and George Mason University's National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (NCBID) announced their partnership to develop a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine based on Chimeron...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Accreditation for Online Science Days 2020 and Online Sciathon 2020 (Thu May 28 11:00 pm)
    (Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings) Accreditation for Online Science Days 2020 and Online Sciathon 2020- Programme / Topics now Public at science-days.org and sciathon.org- Accreditation at lindau-nobel.org/press- Manifold Ways to Access Online...
  2. Astronomers predict bombardment from asteroids and comets in another planetary system (Thu May 28 11:00 pm)
    (University of Groningen) The planetary system around star HR8799 is remarkably similar to our Solar System. A research team led by astronomers from the University of Groningen and SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research has used this...
  3. Researchers receive funding for remote occulter -- Laser/Ao sub-system (Thu May 28 11:00 pm)
    (George Mason University) Peter Plavchan, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Shobita Satyapal, Professor, Physics and Astronomy, and Peter Pachowicz, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $6,200 from NASA's...
  4. In planet formation, it's location, location, location (Wed May 27 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are finding that planets have a tough time forming in the rough-and-tumble central region of the massive, crowded star cluster Westerlund 2. Located 20,000 light-years...
  5. 'Distance' from the brightest stars is key to preserving primordial discs (Wed May 27 11:00 pm)
    (ESA/Hubble Information Centre) The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was used to conduct a three-year study of the crowded, massive and young star cluster Westerlund 2. The research found that the material encircling stars near the cluster's...

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