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CERN and the American Physical Society announce partnership for open access
The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) jointly announce a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles published in the APS journal collection to be Open Access. Articles in APS' Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C in 2015 and 2016 will be covered by this agreement. All physics results from CERN will benefit from this partnership, in theoretical physics and experimental physics, at the LHC accelerator as well as other experimental programs.
Phys.org: General Physics News, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:57 GMT

Physics team uses pixel sensitivity of smartphone as a random generator for encryption
(Phys.org) —A team of physicists led by Bruno Sanguinetti of the University of Geneva has found a way to use an ordinary smartphone as a true random number generator to provide secure communications. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server (soon to be published in Physical Review X), the team describes how they used the photon sensitivity of a Nokia N9 smartphone camera lens to generate truly random numbers that could be used in encryption schemes.
Phys.org: General Physics News, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:57 GMT

Calibrating cancer radiotherapy beams using light and sound
Doctors shrink tumors with radiation therapy, but a badly calibrated beam can cause serious complications. Scientists in NIST's Radiation Physics Division in the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) are developing a new set of techniques that could someday take the place of current standards. Their proof-of-concept work demonstrates a potentially better way to calibrate a radiotherapy beam by measuring subtle changes in the temperature of a phantom, or proxy for a person, using ultrasound or optical light.
Phys.org: General Physics News, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:57 GMT

Researchers observe a new kind of disbandment in the atomic nuclei rich in protons
An experiment led by researchers Sonja Orrigo and Berta Rubio, from the Grupo de Espectroscopia Gamma de l'Institut de Física Corpuscular IFIC (centre that belongs to the University of Valencia and the CSIC) observed an exotic disbandment mode in the beta disbandment of the 56Zn. The results dicovered by an international team in the Ganil Lab (France) have been published in Physical Review Letters.
Phys.org: General Physics News, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:57 GMT

How do neutron bells toll on the skin of the atomic nucleus? Vibrations of the surface of a heavy nucleus observed
Physicists have observed -- for the first time with such precision -- vibrations of the surface of a heavy nucleus, lead 208Pb. Through their extremely accurate measurements this team has unraveled the details of neutron oscillations in the atomic nucleus and determined how many neutrons on the surface, or ‘skin’, of the nucleus participate in unique vibrations known as pygmy resonances. If an accelerated ion of high energy impacts on the nucleus of a heavy element, it makes the nucleus vibrate in a very special manner: all of its neutrons begin to oscillate collectively with respect to all of its protons.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:58 GMT

Researchers observe a new kind of disbandment in the atomic nuclei rich in protons
Scientists have observed an exotic disbandment mode in the beta disbandment of the 56Zn. Beta disbandment is one of the most usual kinds of radioactive disbandment and it allows the nucleus to transform a neutron into a proton or a proton into a neutron when there is too much abundance of one of them.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:58 GMT

Physicists heat freestanding graphene to control curvature of ripples
Physicists have discovered that heating can be used to control the curvature of ripples in freestanding graphene. The finding provides fundamental insight into understanding the influence temperature exerts on the dynamics of freestanding graphene. This may drive future applications of the flexible circuits of consumer devices such as cell phones and digital cameras.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:58 GMT

New plasmonic nanolaser is cavity-free
Proposed device could improve optical telecommunications
physicsworld.com: news, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:58 GMT

Tiny scaffolds toughen ceramics
Lightweight material springs back after being deformed
physicsworld.com: news, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:58 GMT

Rosetta reveals its target landing site
Mission will aim for comet's head this November
physicsworld.com: news, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:58 GMT

Spacesuits of the future may resemble a streamlined second skin
For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy ...
Physics News, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:58 GMT

Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution?
From the most parched areas of Saudi Arabia to water-scarce areas of the western U.S., the idea of harvesting fog for water is catching on. Now, a novel approach to this process could help meet ...
Physics News, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:26:58 GMT

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