36-percent increase in pediatric patients treated with proton therapy, new survey shows

Results from an American survey indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton radiation therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Based on a survey of all proton therapy centers in the United States, the number of pediatric patients treated with proton therapy grew to 722 in 2013, a 36-percent increase from the 465 patients treated in 2010. —> Read More

Russell Crowe Reacts To Death Of John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician

John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who was depicted in the 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind,” died Saturday in a car accident. Russell Crowe, who portrayed Nash in the film, tweeted on Sunday about the Nobel laureate.

Stunned…my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family.
An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts. https://t.co/XF4V9MBwU4

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 24, 2015

Soon after, “A Beautiful Mind” director Ron Howard tweeted about the death of Nash and his wife, Alicia, and how it was “an honor” to tell their story.

RIP Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story #ABeautifulMind

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) May 24, 2015

John Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were ejected from a taxi when the car crashed into the guardrail on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to the New Jersey State Police. NJ.com reported that the two were not wearing seat belts.

“A Beautiful Mind,” which won four Oscars, followed Nash’s pioneering work in game theory. The film also recounted Nash’s struggle with mental illness.

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Physicist Finds Mysterious Anti-electron Clouds Inside Thunderstorm

Durham NH (SPX) May 22, 2015

A terrifying few moments flying into the top of an active thunderstorm in a research aircraft has led to an unexpected discovery that could help explain the longstanding mystery of how lightning gets initiated inside a thunderstorm.

University of New Hampshire physicist Joseph Dwyer and lightning science colleagues from the University of California at Santa Cruz and Florida Tech describe t —> Read More

Patent for Navy small space debris tracker

Washington (UPI) May 22, 2015

A U.S. Navy device that detects small debris in space and provides data on their trajectory has been granted a U.S. patent.
The Optical Orbital Debris Spotter from the Naval Research Laboratory is compact in size, uses low power and can be integrated into larger satellite designs or flown independently onboard nano-satellite platforms, the Navy said.
The device concept is the cre —> Read More

Newly dedicated observatory to search for gravitational waves

Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2015

Seeking to expand how we observe and understand the universe where we live, the National Science Foundation has helped dedicate the Advanced Laser Gravitational Wave Observatories (Advanced LIGO) at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Wash.

The California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed the NSF-funded facilities and operate them with the goal o —> Read More

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