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Astronomy Picture of the Day: A Mercury Transit Music Video from SDO
October 21, 2019

A Mercury Transit Music Video from SDO What's that small black dot moving across the Sun? Mercury. Possibly the clearest view of Mercury crossing in front of the Sun in 2016 May was from Earth orbit. The Solar Dynamics Observatory obtained...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Molecular Trap Locks Away CO2 (Mon Oct 21 8:00 am)
    New images reveal carbon dioxide ensnared in metal-organic frameworks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Recommended Books, October 2019 (Sat Oct 19 8:00 am)
    50 things to see in the night sky, untold stories of mathematical Americans, and more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. The Exquisite Precision of Time Crystals (Wed Oct 16 7:00 am)
    Exotic new states of matter contain patterns that repeat like clockwork -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. "Mars-quakes" Could Reveal How Mars Was Built (Tue Oct 15 6:15 pm)
    Rumblings on the Red Planet act like x-rays, allowing scientists to probe the hidden interior of Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Introducing the November 2019 Issue (Tue Oct 15 12:15 pm)
    Time crystals, trickle-up economics, songbird diversity, and more -- 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. Atomic images reveal unusually many neighbors for some oxygen atoms (Sun Oct 20 11:00 pm)
    (University of Vienna) The identification of new chemical bonds is crucial for the design of new material structures. A team led by Jani Kotakoski at the University of Vienna and Jannik Meyer at the University of Tübingen has found unexpected...
  2. Breaking the stroma barrier: Study shows a new way to hit cancer with radiation (Sun Oct 20 11:00 pm)
    (Osaka University) Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are commonly used to treat cancer, but are not always effective and can have toxic side effects. Researchers at Osaka University, in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg, tested...
  3. Bioprinting: Living cells in a 3D printer (Sun Oct 20 11:00 pm)
    (Vienna University of Technology) A high-resolution bioprinting process has been developed at TU Wien (Vienna): Cells can now be embedded in a 3D matrix printed with micrometer precision -- at a printing speed of one meter per second, orders...
  4. A technology to transform 2D planes into 3D soft and flexible structures (Sun Oct 20 11:00 pm)
    (DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)) DGIST Professor Sohee Kim's Team developed a technology to produce 3D soft and flexible devices by blowing balloons made of polymeric thin films. Can be made in various 3D shapes......
  5. Silencing RNA nanotherapy shows promise against pancreatic cancer (Sun Oct 20 11:00 pm)
    (University of South Florida (USF Health)) Despite advances in cancer survival, more than 90% of people with pancreatic cancer die within five years. Now a preclinical study by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and the...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. A climate model developed by ISGlobal provides long-term predictions of 'El Niño' events (Sun Oct 20 11:00 pm)
    (Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) For the first time, a tool can predict episodes up to two-and-a-half years in advance.
  2. NASA-NOAA satellite finds overshooting tops, gravity waves in Tropical Storm Nestor (Thu Oct 17 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided night-time and infrared views of developing Tropical Storm Nestor in the Gulf of Mexico and found over-shooting cloud tops and gravity waves. When the satellite passed...
  3. Mars once had salt lakes similar to Earth (Thu Oct 17 11:00 pm)
  4. NASA-NOAA satellite finds Tropical Storm Neoguri consolidating (Thu Oct 17 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center with a visible image of Tropical Storm Neoguri that showed it had become more organized over the previous 24 hours.
  5. NASA-NOAA satellite observes development of Tropical Storm Octave (Thu Oct 17 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided infrared data that showed the development of Tropical Storm Octave in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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