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Physics News Feeds for Wednesday September 30, 2020

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Sonified: Eagle Nebula Pillars
September 30, 2020

Sonified: Eagle Nebula Pillars Yes, but have you ever experienced the Eagle Nebula with your ears ? The famous nebula, M16, is best known for the feast it gives your eyes, highlighting bright young stars forming deep inside dark...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Everything Scientists Know So Far about the First Interstellar Objects Ever Detected (Wed Sep 30 8:00 am)
    Strange bodies from beyond the solar system have defied predictions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Possibility of Dark Bosons Entices Physicists (Wed Sep 30 5:45 am)
    Hints of anomalous activity in heavy isotopes could be clues to new physics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. The Most Confused of the Scientific Branches (Tue Sep 29 8:15 am)
    An experimental twist on the Schrödinger’s cat paradox could overturn cherished assumptions in metaphysics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Identical Quantum Particles Pass Practicality Test (Mon Sep 28 7:00 am)
    A new study proves that far from being mere mathematical artifacts, particles that are indistinguishable from one another can be a potent resource in real-world experiments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. The First Ever Image of a Black Hole Is Now a Movie (Wed Sep 23 2:30 pm)
    Pictures created from old observations show the void’s stormy evolution over the past decade -- 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. Finding a cure for multiple sclerosis (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Riverside) Seema Tiwari-Woodruff a professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine at UC Riverside, and her colleagues have received a grant of $373,000 from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for...
  2. Researchers developing tool to predict medication response in mental health patients (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (Georgia State University) A team of Georgia State scientists has received a two-year, $875,110 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to further develop a tool to help psychiatrists treat mood disorders.
  3. Stellar explosion in Earth's proximity (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (Technical University of Munich (TUM)) When the brightness of the star Betelgeuse dropped dramatically a few months ago, some observers suspected an impending supernova - a stellar explosion that could also cause damage on Earth. While Betelgeuse...
  4. Drugs aren't typically tested on women. AI could correct that bias (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (Cell Press) Researchers at Columbia University have developed AwareDX--Analysing Women At Risk for Experiencing Drug toXicity--a machine learning algorithm that identifies and predicts differences in adverse drug effects between men and women...
  5. Study looks at encoding the odor of cigarette smoke (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (University of Kentucky) A recent publication in the Journal of Neuroscience by a group of researchers at the University of Kentucky looks at Encoding the Odor of Cigarette Smoke. Tim McClintock, a physiology professor at UK, says their work...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Stellar explosion in Earth's proximity (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (Technical University of Munich (TUM)) When the brightness of the star Betelgeuse dropped dramatically a few months ago, some observers suspected an impending supernova - a stellar explosion that could also cause damage on Earth. While Betelgeuse...
  2. AAAS announces new Science Partner Journal: Journal of Remote Sensing (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (American Association for the Advancement of Science) AAAS is pleased to announce the launch of a new Science Partner Journal, Journal of Remote Sensing, focused on publications that benefit the earth observation community.
  3. NASA imagery reveals Kujira transitioning into an extratropical cyclone  (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical cyclones can become post-tropical before they dissipate, meaning they can become sub-tropical, extra-tropical or a remnant low-pressure area. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image that showed...
  4. Shedding light on how urban grime affects chemical reactions in cities (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (American Chemical Society) Many city surfaces are coated with a layer of soot, pollutants, metals, organic compounds and other molecules known as "urban grime." Chemical reactions that occur in this complex milieu can affect air and water...
  5. Safe flight: New method detects onset of destructive oscillations in aircraft turbines (Tue Sep 29 11:00 pm)
    (Tokyo University of Science) "Flutter" is a complex oscillatory phenomenon that can destroy aircraft turbine blades and has historically been the cause of several plane accidents. Now, scientists at Tokyo University of Science and the Japan...

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