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Physics News Feeds for Monday March 25, 2019

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Zooming in on Star Cluster Terzan 5
March 24, 2019

Zooming in on Star Cluster Terzan 5 Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left....

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. An Impossible Scenario: Scientists Watch as Heat Moves at the Speed of Sound (Fri Mar 22 5:45 am)
    A rare phenomenon seen in just a handful of materials at forbidding temperatures has been detected within “warm” graphite—a finding that could aid future microelectronics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  2. Why Is There More Matter Than Antimatter? (Thu Mar 21 10:30 am)
    A new experiment at the world’s most powerful particle collider sheds light on an enduring cosmic mystery -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says (Wed Mar 20 1:15 pm)
    In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality of nonbelief -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Soap-Bubble Pioneer Is First Woman to Win Prestigious Math Prize (Wed Mar 20 8:00 am)
    Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and physics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Solar Jets Cause Standing Waves in Earth's Magnetic Field (Tue Mar 19 2:28 pm)
    When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel toward the northern and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference... -- 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. Breakthrough in air purification with a catalyst that works at room temperature (Fri Mar 22 11:00 pm)
    (Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that a newly engineered catalyst made of gold nanoparticles supported on a metal oxide framework shows breakdown of ammonia impurities in air, with excellent...
  2. Key evidence associating hydrophobicity with effective acid catalysis (Fri Mar 22 11:00 pm)
    (Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that the tunable hydrophobic nature of dense siloxane gels is strongly correlated with their catalytic activity, explicitly demonstrating how molecules...
  3. Like mountaineers, nerves need expert guidance to find their way (Thu Mar 21 11:00 pm)
    (Salk Institute) Similar to the dozens of Sherpas that guide hikers up treacherous Himalayan mountains to reach a summit, the nervous system relies on elaborate timing and location of guidance cues for neuronal axons--threadlike projections--to...
  4. Energy monitor can find electrical failures before they happen (Thu Mar 21 11:00 pm)
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new system devised by researchers at MIT can monitor the behavior of all electric devices within a building, ship, or factory, determining which ones are in use at any given time and whether any are...
  5. Danish biotech company announce the completion of a €5.5 million seed investment (Thu Mar 21 11:00 pm)
    (Technical University of Denmark) The big Chinese fine chemical company Zhejiang NHU invest €5.5 million in the biotech start-up CysBio to develop new and affordable biochemicals.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Powerful Tropical Cyclone Veronica eyes Australia's Pilbara Coast (Thu Mar 21 11:00 pm)
  2. Tropical Cyclone Trevor fills Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria in NASA image (Thu Mar 21 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Trevor filling up Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria.
  3. Jupiter's unknown journey revealed (Thu Mar 21 11:00 pm)
    (Lund University) The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700 000 years. Researchers found proof of this incredible journey thanks...
  4. Climate changes make some aspects of weather forecasting increasingly difficult (Thu Mar 21 11:00 pm)
    (Stockholm University) The ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study from Stockholm University. The study, focusing on weather forecasts in the northern hemisphere...
  5. NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Trevor move into Gulf of Carpentaria (Wed Mar 20 11:00 pm)

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