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Images of 2017 in physics

Physics World - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:22
From non-Newtonian frog saliva to magnetic mountains: a visual review of the world of physics
Categories: Conventional Science

The LSST and big data science

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:00
A new kind of telescope will need a new kind of astronomer.
Categories: Astronomy

Luminescent paint makes LiFi networks more secure

Physics World - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 03:23
Phosphorescent surfaces could even transmit after light source switched off
Categories: Conventional Science

Lighting up the dark universe

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:00
Astronomers have found the farthest quasar yet, at a time when our universe was just becoming visible.
Categories: Astronomy

Third rock from the star Kepler-90

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:00
For the first time, researchers have used an artificial intelligence to discover an exoplanet around another star.
Categories: Astronomy

Fixing satellites in space

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:00
The revolutionary technology that will transform the space industry.
Categories: Astronomy

Ultrasound imaging from a single large sensor

Physics World - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:23
New technique could leader to faster, smaller and cheaper imagers
Categories: Conventional Science

Electric eel inspires new power source

Physics World - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:00
Device could run medical implants
Categories: Conventional Science

Inferior by Angela Saini wins Physics World’s 2017 Book of the Year

Physics World - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:41
Inferior by Angela Saini is our choice for the year’s best popular-science book, owing to its impartial and detailed analysis of the bias that has beset scientific research on women for over a century
Categories: Conventional Science

CERN-MEDICIS produces first medical isotopes

Physics World - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:27
New Geneva-based facility makes terbium-155 for research use
Categories: Conventional Science

The Mysterious Asteroid Behind the Year’s Best Meteor Shower

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:00
Step outside after dark this week and you can watch chunks of an asteroid burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. Behold, the Geminid meteor shower, which is renowned as the year’s best. At peak Geminids, you could catch a shooting star every minute, and this year the moon won’t be bright enough to foul the show. That main action arrives just past 9 p.m. local time Wednesday and lasts until dawn. “The Geminids are rich in fireballs and bright meteors so that makes them very good t
Categories: Astronomy

A gem of a meteor shower

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:00
One of the greatest meteor showers of the year peaks tonight under nearly ideal viewing conditions.
Categories: Astronomy

President Trump signs a policy calling for increased human exploration of the Moon, Mars, and possibly beyond

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:00
The initiative integrates government and private space sectors in an effort to expand our space presence and once again put humans on foreign ground.
Categories: Astronomy

Space debris threat to geosynchronous satellites has been drastically underestimated

Physics World - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:00
Collisions could occur much more often – and at higher velocities – than previously assumed
Categories: Conventional Science

Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:00
A Hubble Space Telescope View of Globular Cluster M79
Categories: Astronomy

Shadows and rain from Saturn's rings alter the planet's ionosphere

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:00
Cassini data shows Saturn’s complex ionosphere is greatly influenced by ring shade and possibly “ring rain.”
Categories: Astronomy

Shadows of Saturn's rings complicate ionosphere

Physics World - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:57
New insights revealed by Cassini probe's close approaches
Categories: Conventional Science

NASA is using an imaging spectrometer to survey California wildfire damages

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00
A high-tech imaging instrument aboard a NASA aircraft is collecting data about the fire’s spread and its impact on vegetation.
Categories: Astronomy

Why do meteoroids explode in the atmosphere?

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00
Researchers identify new and previously overlooked mechanism for air penetration that helps explain why meteoroids explode.
Categories: Astronomy

First multimessenger observation of a neutron-star merger is Physics World 2017 Breakthrough of the Year

Physics World - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:19
International collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists that ushered in new era of astronomy tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics this year
Categories: Conventional Science

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