Spitzer Space Telescope begins 'Beyond' phase
Aug 26, 2016
Celebrating the spacecraft's ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope team has dubbed the next phase of its journey "Beyond."
Cosmology: Lore of lonely regions
Aug 16, 2016
A research group led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Unversitaet (LMU) in Munich physicist Nico Hamaus is calculating the dynamics of cosmic voids and deriving new insights into our entire universe.
Researchers develop stretchable transparent touchpad (w/ Video)
Aug 11, 2016
Researchers have developed a highly stretchable touchpad that can be worn on the arm and be used to write words and play electronic games. Scientists from Seoul National University in South Korea published their findings ...
Using fast particles to probe hot matter in nuclear collisions
Aug 01, 2016
The hottest matter that existed in the early universe after the Big Bang is created in collisions of high-energy nuclei. Using information on the propagation and attenuation of fast particles coming from the collisions, nuclear ...
If we ever came across aliens, would we be able to understand them?
Jul 28, 2016
Many scientists believe that alien civilisations exist. For them, the question is now whether we will encounter them in the near future or a very long time from now, rather than if at all. So let's imagine that we suddenly ...
Improving computer graphics with quantum mechanics
Jul 28, 2016
Caltech applied scientists have developed a new way to simulate large-scale motion numerically using the mathematics that govern the universe at the quantum level.
Did the LIGO gravitational waves originate from primordial black holes?
Jul 27, 2016
Binary black holes recently discovered by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration could be primordial entities that formed just after the Big Bang, report Japanese astrophysicists.
Invasive garden 'super ants' take hold faster than ever in U.K., new research finds
Jul 26, 2016
Three new infestations of an invasive garden ant - known for building massive colonies of tens of thousands of insects - have been found in the UK this year, with researchers at the University of York warning their impact ...
Effects of Seattle wage hike modest, may be overshadowed by strong economy
Jul 26, 2016
The lot of Seattle's lowest-paid workers improved following the city's minimum wage increase to $11 in 2015, but that was more due to the robust regional economy than the wage hike itself, according to a research team at ...
Biggest galactic map will throw light on 'dark energy'
Jul 14, 2016
An international team of astronomers has created the largest ever three-dimensional map of distant galaxies in a bid to help them understand one of the most mysterious forces in the universe.