Minnesota State University Moorhead Physics and Astronomy:
Physics News Feeds

College of Health, Science, & the Environment

Physics News Feeds for Tuesday February 28, 2017

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens

February 27, 2017

Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens An odd thing about the group of lights near the center is that four of them are the same distant quasar. This is because the foreground galaxy -- in the center of the quasar images and the featured...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Watch Velvet Worms Fire Their Slime Cannons (Thu Feb 23 12:00 pm)
    These deceptively cute purple worms are in fact fearsome predators, launching a net of sticky slime from tiny hoses to capture prey. Scientists are using high-speed cameras to understand how the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  2. Absorb the Shock! (Thu Feb 23 11:30 am)
    An engineering activity -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Vision Needed to Curb Nearsightedness Epidemic (Tue Feb 21 8:38 pm)
    In urban Asian areas myopia among teenagers is topping 90 percent—but foresight may be able to bring those numbers way down.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Einstein's Greatest Blunder? (Tue Feb 21 12:00 pm)
    He abandoned the idea of a static, nonexpanding universe in 1929—but some physicists are beginning to reconsider it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Is Physics Funnier Than Biology? (Mon Feb 13 3:30 pm)
    The Big Bang Theory writer and executive producer has a hypothesis why physics makes the funniest TV. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. New graphene-like material could have a band gap (Mon Feb 27 10:00 am)
    Mixture of carbon, boron and nitrogen could find use in electronics
  2. Flash Physics: Atoms mimic each other, QCD cracks five loops, metamaterial bricks shape sound (Mon Feb 27 7:12 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  3. Nanoparticles give super-resolution microscopy a boost (Fri Feb 24 10:43 am)
    Amplified stimulated emission allows low-illumination applications
  4. Flash Physics: Frozen droplets explode, biophysicist wins Emmy Noether prize, galaxy glows with gamma rays (Fri Feb 24 7:29 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  5. Nuclear energy may come from the sea (Thu Feb 23 10:54 am)
    Uranium extracted from the sea could provide centuries of power

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Biofuel produced by microalgae (Mon Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have identified unique lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases as being the central enzymes for triacylglycerol synthesis by oleaginous alga Nannochloropsis, thus uncovering...
  2. Existence of a new quasiparticle demonstrated (Mon Feb 27 11:00 pm)
    (Institute of Science and Technology Austria) How do molecules rotate in a solvent? Answering this question is a complicated task since the rotation is perturbed by a large number of surrounding atoms, requiring large-scale computer simulations...
  3. Chemoselective acetalization by a bifuncional cerium phosphate catalyst (Sun Feb 26 11:00 pm)
    (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a bifunctional cerium phosphate catalyst for the chemoselective acetalization of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural with alcohols. This research...
  4. Transforming the carbon economy (Sun Feb 26 11:00 pm)
    (Stanford University) A task force commissioned in 2016 by former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has proposed a framework for evaluating R&D on recycling carbon dioxide and removing large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere. The goal...
  5. Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies (Sun Feb 26 11:00 pm)
    (Clemson University) When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole heaved out a jet of particle-infused energy that raced through space at nearly the speed of light. Billions of years later, a trio of Clemson University scientists...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies (Sun Feb 26 11:00 pm)
    (Clemson University) When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole heaved out a jet of particle-infused energy that raced through space at nearly the speed of light. Billions of years later, a trio of Clemson University scientists...
  2. Volcanic hydrogen spurs chances of finding exoplanet life (Sun Feb 26 11:00 pm)
    (Cornell University) Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: Cornell University astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the...
  3. From tools to trash: Marshall's payload stowage team tracks it (Sun Feb 26 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Johnson Space Center) For many of us spring cleaning is an annual ritual and it will be here before we know it. Imagine trying to keep everything organized year-round in a five-bedroom house where everything floats. And that house is...
  4. Investigating star formation is UMass Amherst researcher's mission (Sun Feb 26 11:00 pm)
    (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) University of Massachusetts Amherst astrophysicist Stella Offner, who has received a five-year, $429,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from National Science Foundation (NSF), plans...
  5. PolyU & CASIL signed collaborative research framework agreement to advance aerospace engineering (Sun Feb 26 11:00 pm)
    (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and China Aerospace International Holdings Ltd. (CASIL), a public-listed subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), reached a...

This page took 2.365 seconds to generate.