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Event - Physics / Materials Science - 30.08.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Electroengineering - 29.08.2018

Law / Forensics - Physics / Materials Science - 28.08.2018
Harris scholar fights to reform property tax system
In 2015, if you'd asked property tax expert Christopher Berry about the work he did for the Cook County Assessor's Office, he would have said it was "a textbook example of how to do policy reform." The Assessor's Office determines the value of properties in the county. But James Houlihan, the office's leader at the time Berry began his work, knew that some of those assessments were flawed.

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 24.08.2018

Life Sciences - Physics / Materials Science - 23.08.2018
Infrared Beams Show Cell Types in a Different Light
Infrared Beams Show Cell Types in a Different Light
By shining highly focused infrared light on living cells, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) hope to unmask individual cell identities, and to diagnose whether the cells are diseased or healthy. They will use their technique to produce detailed, color-based maps of individual cells and collections of cells - in microscopic and eventually nanoscale detail - that will be analyzed using machine-learning techniques to automatically sort out cell characteristics.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics / Materials Science - 23.08.2018
ESA's Aeolus wind satellite launched
ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite launched
ESA Observing the Earth Aeolus 23 August 2018 ESA's Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite has been launched into polar orbit on a Vega rocket.

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 22.08.2018
Two become one - with reactive heat
Two become one - with reactive heat
Reactive nano-multilayers are considered to be a revolution in joining technology. They are envisaged for joining heat-sensitive materials that would otherwise be damaged or even destroyed upon conventional soldering.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics / Materials Science - 21.08.2018
One cool camera: LSST’s cryostat assembly completed
The LSST cryostat, now fully assembled, will keep the camera's image sensors continuously cooled to minus 150 degrees Fahrenheit for crisp, high-sensitivity views of the night skies.

Physics / Materials Science - Event - 21.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 21.08.2018
How Stanford research is making MRI scans safer for kids
Stanford pediatric radiologist Shreyas Vasanawala is tailoring MRI equipment to children. His work allows young patients to receive faster MRI exams that require less anesthesia.

Physics / Materials Science - 20.08.2018

Physics / Materials Science - 17.08.2018
American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle Physics
American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle Physics
The latest edition of the Review of Particle Physics, a go-to resource for particle physicists published Aug.

Academic Rankings - Physics / Materials Science - 16.08.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics / Materials Science - 16.08.2018
Excavation begins on Giant Magellan Telescope site in Chile
Hard rock excavation has officially begun for the Giant Magellan Telescope , a member of the next class of giant ground-based telescopes that promises to revolutionize our view and understanding of the universe.

Environment - Physics / Materials Science - 16.08.2018
Documenting the effects of climate change in Siberia
Documenting the effects of climate change in Siberia
Annelen Kahl, a post-doc in environmental sciences and engineering at EPFL, will oversee a group of four EPFL students during a three-week stint at a high-tech research station on a Siberian island.

Physics / Materials Science - Life Sciences - 14.08.2018
In Marvel video, UCLA scientists explain principles behind the superpowers of Ant-Man and the Wasp
In Marvel video, UCLA scientists explain principles behind the superpowers of Ant-Man and the Wasp
From their first appearance in Marvel Comics in the 1960s, Ant-Man and the Wasp — comic book characters who were also featured in a major motion picture earlier this year — have wowed readers with their superpowers.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics / Materials Science - 14.08.2018
Aeolus in launch tower
Aeolus in launch tower
ESA Observing the Earth Aeolus 14 August 2018 ESA's Aeolus wind satellite is poised for liftoff from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Physics / Materials Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.08.2018
In neutron stars, protons may do the heavy lifting
In neutron stars, protons may do the heavy lifting
Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars in the universe, born out of the gravitational collapse of extremely massive stars. True to their name, neutron stars are composed almost entirely of neutrons - neutral subatomic particles that have been compressed into a small, incredibly dense celestial package.

Physics / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 03.08.2018

Physics / Materials Science - 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).

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 02.08.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Administration - 01.08.2018

Physics / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 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 / Materials Science - Academic Rankings - 27.07.2018

Physics / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - Careers / Employment - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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.

Physics / Materials Science - Event - 16.07.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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 / Materials Science - 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.