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Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.08.2018
Two Los Alamos scientists named American Geophysical Union fellows
Two Los Alamos scientists named American Geophysical Union fellows
Geoffrey D. Reeves and S. Peter Gary are among 62 new fellows who will be honored at AGU's annual conference in December.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.08.2018
3Q: A bold mission to touch the sun
3Q: A bold mission to touch the sun
MIT's John Belcher discusses the launch of the Parker Solar Probe, which will fly directly into the sun's atmosphere.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.08.2018
NASA solar probe named after UChicago scientist begins historic mission
At 2:31 a.m. CDT on Sunday, Aug. 12,  NASA's Parker Solar Probe  blasted off into the predawn darkness, on its way to explore the sun on a mission that will send it closer to our star than any previous spacecraft.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 09.08.2018
UChicago to help lead effort to build first practical quantum computer
The race to turn the vision of quantum computing into reality today involves multiple contenders, exploring different technologies that they hope will open up a new era of science and engineering. Now a new collaboration of seven universities, including the University of Chicago, will join that competition, working together to create the pioneering hardware, software and applications needed to realize the world's first practical quantum computer.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.08.2018
Aeolus sealed from view
Aeolus sealed from view
ESA Observing the Earth Aeolus 9 August 2018 As preparations for the launch of ESA's latest Earth Explorer continue on track, the team at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana has bid farewell to the Aeolus satellite as it was sealed from view in its Vega rocket fairing.

Physics - History / Archeology - 09.08.2018
Understanding people’s obsession with crystals
Stanford medievalist Marisa Galvez is examining the origins of people's fascination with crystals. She finds that crystals inspired the writing and poetry of some medieval authors in unexpected ways.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 07.08.2018
UCLA professor plays key role in historic mission to the sun
UCLA professor plays key role in historic mission to the sun
Rebecca Kendall In just a few days, UCLA space physicist Marco Velli will take a deep breath, look to the skies and take his place in history as part of the monumental Parker Solar Probe mission, billed as humanity's first visit to the sun.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 07.08.2018
Spacecraft to Speed Through Sun's Atmosphere and Snag Solar Wind
Spacecraft to Speed Through Sun’s Atmosphere and Snag Solar Wind
A new NASA mission, set to launch on August 11, will whip through the sun's sizzling outer atmosphere, or corona, flying closer to the sun than any spacecraft before it. Observations by the mission, called the  Parker Solar Probe , will lead to better predictions of space weather and address fundamental mysteries about the sun's dynamic corona.

Physics - 06.08.2018
Ted Petry, last known witness to pioneering nuclear reaction at UChicago, 1924-2018
In early 1942, Ted Petry was recruited out of high school to a secret government project at the University of Chicago, told only that it had "something to do with the war effort.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 06.08.2018
Space probe to plunge into fiery corona of the sun
Space probe to plunge into fiery corona of the sun
UC Berkeley physicist Stuart Bale discusses the FIELDS instruments aboard the Parker Solar Probe. Designed and built at the Space Sciences Laboratory, the instruments will measure electric and magnetic fields in the outer atmosphere of the sun to understand the corona and solar wind. (Applied Physics Laboratory video, Johns Hopkins University) On August 11, NASA plans to launch Earth's first spacecraft to venture inside the orbits of Venus and Mercury to touch the very edge of the sun's fiery corona.

Physics - 05.08.2018
Unmotivated people benefit more from giving advice than receiving it
People struggling with motivation will benefit more from giving advice than receiving it, although most people predict the opposite to be true, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In a forthcoming paper in Psychological Science ,  Prof. Ayelet Fishbach and the University of Pennsylvania's Lauren Eskries-Winkler and Angela Duckworth find that people struggling to achieve goals incorrectly assumed that they needed expert advice to succeed, when in fact they were better helped by doling out advice.

Innovation / Technology - Physics - 03.08.2018

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 02.08.2018
2018 ARC Future Fellowships and Linkage Project success for Sydney
The University of Sydney has secured six Future Fellowships and a Linkage Project grant funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Physics - Administration - 01.08.2018

Physics - 01.08.2018
The inside story of Melanie Windridge’s Everest ascent
Imperial's Dr Melanie Windridge takes on Everest in the name of science and adventure.

Physics - Health - 30.07.2018
Nano-optic endoscope sees deep into tissue at high resolution
Researchers adopt metalens technology in a new endoscopic optical imaging catheter to better detect disease, including cancer The diagnosis of diseases based in internal organs often relies on biopsy samples collected from affected regions.

Physics - Academic Rankings - 27.07.2018

Physics - Electroengineering - 24.07.2018
Remembering Berkeley Lab's First Electrical Engineer: William R. 'Bill' Baker
Remembering Berkeley Lab’s First Electrical Engineer: William R. ’Bill’ Baker
William R. "Bill" Baker, who died May 4 at age 103, was a lifelong engineer with an unrelenting mind and boundless ingenuity.

Physics - Environment - 24.07.2018
Prospects Dim for Low-carbon Nuclear Industry, EPP Researchers Say
In a new paper, former and current researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Engineering and Public Policy say nuclear power will probably not make a significant contribution to decarbonizing the U.S. energy system over the next three or four decades.

Physics - 23.07.2018
Reprogrammable Braille
When Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was translated into Braille, it spanned 1,000 pages over 14 volumes of thick Braille paper.

Physics - 19.07.2018
Taking pre-1950s nitrate film from the vault to the screen
Taking pre-1950s nitrate film from the vault to the screen
Until the early 1950s, all movies were made with cellulose nitrate-based film stock, which is inherently unstable and highly flammable, prone to rapid decomposition if not properly conserved.

Physics - Career - 19.07.2018
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Burton Richter dies at 87
Richter designed particle accelerators and carried out experiments that led to the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the charm quark.

Computer Science / Telecom - Physics - 19.07.2018
Eagle-eyed machine learning algorithm outdoes human experts
Artificial intelligence is now so smart that silicon brains frequently outthink people. Computers operate self-driving cars, pick friends' faces out of photos on Facebook, and are learning to take on jobs typically entrusted only to human experts. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have trained computers to quickly and consistently detect and analyze microscopic radiation damage to materials under consideration for nuclear reactors.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 19.07.2018
Ravi Prasher Named Berkeley Lab's Associate Director for Energy Technologies
Ravi Prasher Named Berkeley Lab’s Associate Director for Energy Technologies
Ravi Prasher has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Technologies at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The announcement follows an international search. Prasher, an internationally renowned scientist in the field of thermal energy science and technologies, has been director of Berkeley Lab's Energy Storage and Distributed Resources (ESDR) Division since 2015, where he has led the Lab's research on batteries, fuel cells, and grid modernization.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.07.2018
Every point is a galaxy
Every point is a galaxy
At first glance this frame is flooded with salt-and-pepper static - but don't adjust your set! Rather than being tiny grains or pixels of TV noise, every single point of light in this image is actually a distant galaxy as observed by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory. Each of these minute marks represents the 'heat' emanating from dust grains lying between the stars of each galaxy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.07.2018
MeerKAT telescope unveiled in South Africa
Data gained from a giant telescope in South Africa will help to shape our understanding of the universe and how stars and galaxies are formed. MeerKAT consists of 64 interconnected dishes, each 13.5m in diameter, that together form a single radio telescope. MeerKAT is an impressive South African achievement, assisted by a cohort of international scientists, including researchers from Oxford University and the Africa Oxford Initiative.

Physics - Chemistry - 13.07.2018
Molecular clock could greatly improve smartphone navigation
Molecular clock could greatly improve smartphone navigation
MIT researchers have developed the first molecular clock on a chip, which uses the constant, measurable rotation of molecules - when exposed to a certain frequency of electromagnetic radiation - to keep time. The chip could one day significantly improve the accuracy and performance of navigation on smartphones and other consumer devices.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.07.2018
Europe's next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 5
Europe’s next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 5
Europe's next Galileo satellites have been put in place on top of the Ariane 5 launcher due to lift them from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Wednesday 25 July.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.07.2018
MeerKAT telescope unveiled in South Africa
Data gained from a giant telescope in South Africa will help to shape our understanding of the universe and how stars and galaxies are formed.

Environment - Physics - 10.07.2018
Finding the pulse of the polar vortex
A new analysis of how air moves between two layers of Earth's atmosphere reveals a deep system that could enable long-term weather forecasts and better climate models.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 10.07.2018
Sydney's Q-CTRL wins backing from global technology funds
Sydney’s Q-CTRL wins backing from global technology funds
Multimillion dollar investment in Professor Michael Biercuk's company shows the quantum economy is emerging right here, right now at the University of Sydney and related entities.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.07.2018
2 Poets and a Particle Accelerator
2 Poets and a Particle Accelerator
Two poets walk into an 88-Inch Cyclotron … and what happens next is an uncommon pairing of accelerated particles and artistic expression.

Physics - 09.07.2018
Quantum Technology: New EU Research Network measures Bell-States
Quantum Technology: New EU Research Network measures Bell-States
With a 3 million euro endowment, comes a new European research network headed by TU Wien. The goal: a device that can analyze specific entangled quantum states.

Computer Science / Telecom - Physics - 06.07.2018
Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials
Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials
Competing in a fictitious high-stakes scenario, a group of scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) bested two dozen other teams in a months-long, data-driven scavenger hunt for simulated radioactive materials in a virtual urban environment. The goal of this hackathon-styled event was both to improve the detection methods that could be applied to actual threats involving nuclear materials, and to create a platform to virtually vet out these methods.

Physics - 05.07.2018

Physics - Life Sciences - 04.07.2018
Swimming bacteria work together to go with the flow
Swimming bacteria work together to go with the flow
Swimming bacteria can reduce the viscosity of ordinary liquids like water and make them flow more easily, sometimes down to the point where the viscosity becomes zero: the flow is then frictionless.

Physics - Health - 29.06.2018
Giant brain to light up Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
A giant brain suspended from the ceiling is the centrepiece for the University of Nottingham's ‘Quantum sensing the brain' exhibit at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition in London from the 2nd - 8th July.

Politics - Physics - 29.06.2018
Gut bugs and e-politics: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. It's been a busy week of news at Imperial, and it's not letting up quite yet.

Physics - Chemistry - 28.06.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 28.06.2018

Physics - Event - 28.06.2018

Physics - Electroengineering - 27.06.2018
New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging
New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging
UCLA's design eliminates tradeoffs between bandwidth, sensitivity, and speed that are common in current technology Matthew Chin Using graphene, one of science's most versatile materials, engineers fr

Physics - Career - 27.06.2018
Dr Shelley Wickham wins Westpac Fellowship to study DNA origami
Dr Wickham will build new tools made from DNA origami - tiny tweezers, spanners, wrenches and springs - to better understand blood clotting on nanosurfaces and ultimately design better materials.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 27.06.2018
World record set in quantum computing simulation - equivalent to a billion laptops
University of Melbourne scientists have  set a world record  in simulating quantum power on a classical computer, demonstrating more quantum data crunching than any of the existing quantum computer prototypes.