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Physics News Feeds for Monday September 24, 2018

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Rover 1A Hops on Asteroid Ryugu
September 24, 2018

Rover 1A Hops on Asteroid Ryugu Two small robots have begun hopping around the surface of asteroid Ryugu. The rovers, each the size of a small frying pan, move around the low gravity of kilometer-sized 162173 Ryugu by hopping, staying...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Discovery of Galileo's Long-Lost Letter Shows He Edited His Heretical Ideas to Fool the Inquisition (Fri Sep 21 10:45 am)
    Document shows he lied about his alterations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Pirates Needed Science, Too (Wed Sep 19 12:03 pm)
    On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's an eye-patch-witness account of how science helps in all peg-leg walks of life, even piracy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Reimagining of Schrödinger's Cat Breaks Quantum Mechanics—and Stumps Physicists (Wed Sep 19 7:00 am)
    In a multi-“cat” experiment the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Burning Man's Mathematical Underbelly (Fri Sep 14 8:00 am)
    It’s mostly an art festival, but attendees are impressively fascinated with science and math -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. White House Hobbles Nuclear Weapons Safety Agency (Wed Sep 12 7:00 am)
    As Trump calls for new bomb production, the administration cuts safety board access to nuclear facilities -- 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. Enhancing productivity in a changing climate (Mon Sep 24 11:00 pm)
    (American Society of Agronomy) The American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society will hold their annual meeting Nov. 4-7, 2018, in Baltimore, MD. The theme of the meeting is 'Enhancing Productivity in a Changing Climate.' The Canadian...
  2. Violence in pre-Columbian Panama exaggerated, new study shows (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
    (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) An oft-cited publication said a pre-Colombian archaeological site in Panama showed signs of extreme violence. A new review of the evidence strongly suggests that the interpretation was wrong.
  3. Illinois team finds Wigner crystal -- not Mott insulator -- in 'magic-angle' graphene (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
    (University of Illinois College of Engineering) Recently, scientists at MIT created a stir in the field of condensed matter physics when they showed that two sheets of graphene twisted at specific angles display two emergent phases of matter....
  4. Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating body temperature (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
    (Van Andel Research Institute) A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of TRPM2, a protein that may be a promising drug target for conditions such as Alzheimer's...
  5. Gemini Observatory to advance adaptive optics and multi-messenger astronomy with NSF Award (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
    (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)) New funding from the National Science Foundation will enable the international Gemini Observatory to advance its position at the forefront of the new era of 'multi-messenger astronomy'...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
    (Cornell University) By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints -- borrowing from epochs of changing flora -- to determine the age of habitable exoplanets.
  2. NASA's Terra Satellite glares at the 37-mile wide eye of Super Typhoon Trami  (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
  3. Gemini Observatory to advance adaptive optics and multi-messenger astronomy with NSF Award (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
    (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)) New funding from the National Science Foundation will enable the international Gemini Observatory to advance its position at the forefront of the new era of 'multi-messenger astronomy'...
  4. NASA's Terra Satellite finds Subtropical Storm Leslie drifting in Central Atlantic (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of Subtropical Storm Leslie as it was meandering around the North Central Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 24, 2018.
  5. Four extremely young asteroid families identified (Sun Sep 23 11:00 pm)
    (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Brazilian researchers dated the families using a numerical simulation method to process current data to go back in time to the asteroid formation era.

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