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Physics News Feeds for Sunday July 05, 2020

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Saturns Northern Hexagon
July 5, 2020

Saturns Northern Hexagon Why would clouds form a hexagon on Saturn? Nobody is sure. Originally discovered during the Voyager flybys of Saturn in the 1980s, nobody has ever seen anything like it anywhere else in the Solar System....

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. 'Hybrid' Quantum Networking Demonstrated for First Time (Thu Jul 2 7:00 am)
    By exploiting the wave-and-particle-like nature of light, a new technique offers the best of both worlds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. The Science of Fireworks (Tue Jun 30 10:00 am)
    We take you inside a single fireworks shell to show you how it all works. If you want to glimpse more than just the inner workings of one fireworks shell, you should check out this post by the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  3. Mystery Object Blurs Line between Neutron Stars and Black Holes (Tue Jun 30 8:00 am)
    Existing in the “mass gap” dividing two classes of cosmic heavyweights, the object could be the most massive neutron star, the lightest known black hole—or something stranger -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  4. Tiny Gravitational-Wave Detector Could Search Anywhere in the Sky (Tue Jun 30 7:00 am)
    A much smaller and more reproducible version of LIGO could transform gravitational-wave astronomy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Neutrinos Reveal Final Secret of Sun's Nuclear Fusion (Thu Jun 25 10:00 am)
    The detection of particles produced in the sun’s core supports long-held theory about how our star is powered -- 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. Injections are two-and-a-half times safer when nurses use revamped guidelines (Sun Jul 5 11:00 pm)
    (University of Bath) Injections are two-and-a-half times safer when nurses use revamped guidelines.
  2. Cell 'membrane on a chip' could speed up screening of drug candidates for COVID-19 (Sun Jul 5 11:00 pm)
    (University of Cambridge) Researchers have developed a human cell 'membrane on a chip' that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and may soon be used to test potential drug candidates for...
  3. Flashes bright when squeezed tight: How single-celled organisms light up the oceans (Sun Jul 5 11:00 pm)
    (University of Cambridge) Research explains how a unicellular marine organism generates light as a response to mechanical stimulation, lighting up breaking waves at night.
  4. The latest findings on the MOSAiC floe (Sat Jul 4 11:00 pm)
    (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The New Siberian Islands were the birthplace of the MOSAiC floe: the sea ice in which the research vessel Polarstern is now drifting through the Arctic was formed off...
  5. Towards lasers powerful enough to investigate a new kind of physics (Thu Jul 2 11:00 pm)
    (Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) In a paper that made the cover of the journal Applied Physics Letters, an international team of researchers has demonstrated an innovative technique for increasing the intensity of lasers....

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Scientific 'red flag' reveals new clues about our galaxy, Embry-Riddle researcher says (Thu Jul 2 11:00 pm)
    (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) By determining how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way, researchers have moved closer to understanding the power behind our galaxy.
  2. Stellar fireworks celebrate birth of giant cluster (Wed Jul 1 11:00 pm)
    (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) Astronomers created a stunning new image showing celestial fireworks in star cluster G286.21+0.17.
  3. Unprecedented ground-based discovery of 2 strongly interacting exoplanets (Wed Jul 1 11:00 pm)
    (CNRS) Several interacting exoplanets have already been spotted by satellites. But a new breakthrough has been achieved with, for the first time, the detection directly from the ground of an extrasolar system of this type. An international...
  4. Mini-'Marsquakes' measured by InSight lander show effects of sun and wind (Wed Jul 1 11:00 pm)
    (Kyushu University, I2CNER) Analysis of seismometer data from the InSight Martian lander revealed that different types and frequencies of ambient low-magnitude "microtremors" on Mars were associated with different sources, and some reflected...
  5. Radar points to moon being more metallic than researchers thought (Tue Jun 30 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Moon's subsurface might be richer in metals, like iron and titanium, than researchers thought.

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