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Physics News Feeds for Monday October 26, 2020

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Reflections of the Ghost Nebula
October 26, 2020

Reflections of the Ghost Nebula Do any shapes seem to jump out at you from this interstellar field of stars and dust? The jeweled expanse, filled with faint, starlight-reflecting clouds, drifts through the night in the royal constellation...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Quantum Time Twist Offers a Way to Create Schrödinger's Clock (Fri Oct 23 5:45 am)
    Physicists describe a way to merge quantum theory with Einstein’s special theory of relativity—and even a method to test it experimentally -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Apple-Sized Stars, a Potato-Shaped Earth and the Force That Creates Our Reality (Wed Oct 21 7:00 am)
    Life’s up and downs may seem as inevitable as gravity, but somehow 2020 feels worse than usual. Just as a thought experiment, what if this year actually did get so weird that it even ushered in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  3. Dissolving Candy Gives Mathematicians Insight into How Some Landscapes Form (Fri Oct 16 12:00 pm)
    Researchers observed a sugary treat underwater to understand the origin of spiky rock forests -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. First Room-Temperature Superconductor Excites and Baffles Scientists (Wed Oct 14 12:45 pm)
    A compound of hydrogen, carbon and sulfur has broken a symbolic barrier—but its high-pressure conditions make it difficult to analyze -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Science Pinpoints Global Metal Deposit Locations (Wed Oct 14 5:45 am)
    Miners can find new deposits with less effort -- 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. On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons could advance quantum devices (Sun Oct 25 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) An international multi-institution team of scientists has synthesized graphene nanoribbons -- ultrathin strips of carbon atoms -- on a titanium dioxide surface using an atomically precise method that removes...
  2. UT Arlington team collaborates with Princeton group on plasma flows (Sun Oct 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas at Arlington) University of Texas at Arlington doctoral students Daniel Palmquist and Vijay Gopal, along with Davide Vigano, a postdoctoral researcher, will study, collaborate and conduct experiments with the Princeton...
  3. FSU researchers investigate material properties for longer-lasting, more efficient solar cells (Sun Oct 25 11:00 pm)
    (Florida State University) FSU researchers are helping to understand the fundamental processes in a material known as perovskites, work that could lead to more efficient solar cells that also do a better job of resisting degradation.
  4. How we get around (Sun Oct 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Santa Barbara) Whether or not we're aware of it, humans -- animals in general -- constantly use environmental cues to navigate from one place to another. We choose a feature from the landscape and use it to guide...
  5. Frozen Food Foundation presents Dr. Zoellner with Freezing Research Award (Sun Oct 25 11:00 pm)
    (American Frozen Food Institute) The Frozen Food Foundation, in conjunction with the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), presented Dr. Claire Zoellner, Food Safety Scientist at iFoodDecisionSciences, Inc., with the eleventh...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. UT Arlington team collaborates with Princeton group on plasma flows (Sun Oct 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas at Arlington) University of Texas at Arlington doctoral students Daniel Palmquist and Vijay Gopal, along with Davide Vigano, a postdoctoral researcher, will study, collaborate and conduct experiments with the Princeton...
  2. SwRI study offers more complete view of massive asteroid Psyche (Sun Oct 25 11:00 pm)
    (Southwest Research Institute) A new study authored by Southwest Research Institute planetary scientist Dr. Tracy Becker discusses several new views of the asteroid 16 Psyche, including the first ultra-violet observations. The study, which...
  3. Data reveals evidence of molecular absorption in the atmosphere of a hot Neptune (Sun Oct 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of New Mexico) An international team of scientists recently measured the spectrum of the atmosphere of a rare hot Neptune exoplanet, whose discovery by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was announced just last...
  4. Tiny moon shadows may harbor hidden stores of ice (Sun Oct 25 11:00 pm)
    (University of Colorado at Boulder) Hidden pockets of water could be much more common on the surface of the moon than scientists once suspected, according to new research led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
  5. Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory (Thu Oct 22 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) New computer simulation aims to verify a widely held but unproven theory of the source of celestial bodies.

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