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Springing forward: Understanding Daylight Saving Time article thumbnailSpringing forward: Understanding Daylight Saving Time. Tom Willmitch, the director of Illinois State University’s planetarium, looks at the history of Daylight Saving Time and why the idea of it may be "wonky."  [Read the rest]
Exploring dark matter in colloquium article thumbnailExploring dark matter in colloquium. The Illinois State Physics Department’s Spring Colloquium Series kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 24, with a talk from Professor of Physics Jessie Shelton of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. [Read the rest]
Spacing out at the Planetarium article thumbnailSpacing out at the Planetarium. Are you tired of planet Earth? Want to go somewhere far far away? At the Illinois State University Planetarium, you can get an up-close look at the cosmos without leaving the campus!  [Read the rest]
ISU physics students present research at Argonne National Lab article thumbnailISU physics students present research at Argonne National Lab. Ten Illinois State physics students had papers accepted for the 24th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.  [Read the rest]
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Vision in Space

Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00:16 -0500

After all of the time spent in space, researchers are still learning new things about the effects of weightlessness on the human body. On the way, during our science show Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet, with the help of a NASA astronaut, explain how one newly discovered problem could have repercussions for a planned trip to Mars.

Physics News from Around the World

Virus mapped in 3D using X-ray pulses

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:03:10 GMT

New technique could help combat HIV and influenza
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Physicists urged to back plans for Africa's first synchrotron

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:45:44 GMT

Rallying cry goes out for an African light source, with South Africa a potential host
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Gold nanotubes sizzle cancer cells

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:38:26 GMT

Tiny structures could be used to image and destroy tumours
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