Rice's energy-stingy indoor mobile locator ensures user privacy
Oct 20, 2016
Rice University computer scientists have created a new system for mobile users to quickly determine their location indoors without communicating with the cloud, networks or other devices. The battery-saving scheme uses image ...
Experiment to weigh 'ghost particles' starts in Germany
Oct 14, 2016
Scientists in Germany have flipped the switch on a 60 million euro ($66 million) machine designed to help determine the mass of the universe's lightest particle.
Observable Universe contains ten times more galaxies than previously thought
Oct 13, 2016
Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number of galaxies in the Universe. The group came to the surprising conclusion that there are ...
Scientists observe first Sun-like magnetic cycle on another star
Oct 12, 2016
An international team of scientists led by the University of Göttingen has observed a Sun-like magnetic cycle on another star for the first time. The Sun's magnetic field drives the Sun's spots and flares and fuels the Solar ...
Theory redraws formation of early universe
Oct 11, 2016
Scientists have provided a solid foundation for an alternative theory to help explain how the early universe took shape.
Using oxygen as a tracer of galactic evolution
Oct 07, 2016
A new study led by University of California, Riverside astronomers casts light on how young, hot stars ionize oxygen in the early universe and the effects on the evolution of galaxies through time.
Genome sequencing of individual Korean offers opportunity to identify parts of sequence unique to Korean population
Oct 06, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Genomic Medicine Institute at Seoul National University in South Korea and Korean genetic sequencing firm Macrogen has conducted the most complete genome sequencing of a person ...
First step in the Deep Space mission
Sep 22, 2016
Deep Space is a project that will use a new specially designed telescope to look far into space in order to observe radiation from the early universe. The equipment will be placed at Summit in the middle of the Greenland ...
Scientists confirm the universe has no direction
Sep 22, 2016
The universe is not spinning or stretched in any particular direction, according to the most stringent test yet.
Physicists reveal the role of diffusion in the early universe
Sep 22, 2016
Scientists from the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI RAS), the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) have shown that diffusion ...