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Physics News Feeds for Friday May 24, 2019

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moons Near Jupiter
May 23, 2019

Moons Near Jupiter On May 20, a nearly Full Moon and Jupiter shared this telephoto field of view. Captured when a passing cloud bank dimmed the moonlight, the single exposure reveals the familiar face of our fair planet's own large natural...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. What Happened to All of the Universe's Antimatter? (Thu May 23 5:45 am)
    Differences between matter and antimatter could help explain why the cosmos mostly lacks the latter today, researchers say -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Basic Quantum Research Will Transform Science and Industry (Fri May 17 11:00 am)
    All most people hear about is quantum computing, but that's hardly the whole story -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Duking It Out with Quantum Mechanics (Tue May 7 11:00 am)
    A longtime professor of astronomy continues to wrestle with the strangeness of it all -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Spin-Swapping Particles Could Be "Quantum Cheshire Cats" (Mon May 6 5:45 am)
    A proposed experiment to swap fundamental properties between photons carries profound implications for our understanding of reality itself -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Cosmos, Quantum and Consciousness: Is Science Doomed to Leave Some Questions Unanswered? (Wed May 1 5:45 am)
    Physicists, philosophers debate whether research can ever solve certain mysteries of the universe—and the human mind -- 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. Science Snapshots -- May 2019 (Thu May 23 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have predicted fascinating new properties of lithium; a powerful combination of experiment and theory has revealed atomic-level details about how silver...
  2. Nature inspires a novel new form of computing, using light (Thu May 23 11:00 pm)
    (McMaster University) McMaster researchers have developed a simple and highly novel form of computing by shining patterned bands of light and shadow through different facets of a polymer cube and reading the combined results that emerge.
  3. Scientists discover signalling circuit boards inside body's cells (Thu May 23 11:00 pm)
    (University of Edinburgh) Cells in the body are wired like computer chips to direct signals that instruct how they function, research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. Unlike a fixed circuit board, however, cells can rapidly rewire...
  4. Quantum computing boost from vapour stabilising technique (Thu May 23 11:00 pm)
    (University of Bath) A technique to stabilise alkali metal vapour density using gold nanoparticles, so electrons can be accessed for applications including quantum computing, atom cooling and precision measurements, has been patented by scientists...
  5. Coming to your household soon: 3-D food printers, nano foods and bug burgers (Wed May 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) David Julian McClements, Distinguished Professor of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and among the world's most highly cited researchers, has written a new book that explores the...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. On Mars, sands shift to a different drum (Wed May 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Arizona) In the most detailed analysis of how sands move around on Mars, a team of planetary scientists led by the UA found that processes not involved in controlling sand movement on Earth play major roles on Mars.
  2. The IAC and ESA sign an agreement to widen the programs of optical data (Wed May 22 11:00 pm)
    (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)) By virtue of this agreement, signed today at ESA's European Centre of Space Research and Technology (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, (The Netherlands), Tenerife will become the main European Centre of Space...
  3. Sandia launches a bus into space (Wed May 22 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia National Laboratories recently launched a bus into space. Not the kind with wheels that go round and round, but the kind of device that links electronic devices. The bus was among 16 total experiments...
  4. Russian scientists discover one of the mechanisms of water formation on the moon (Wed May 22 11:00 pm)
    (National Research University Higher School of Economics) Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered one of the mechanisms for how water forms on the moon....
  5. Could there be life without carbon? (video) (Wed May 22 11:00 pm)
    (American Chemical Society) One element is the backbone of all forms of life we've ever discovered on Earth: carbon. Number six on the periodic table is, to the best of our knowledge, impossible to live without. In this episode of Reactions,...

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