First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation
6 hours ago
Using an atomic quantum simulator, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have achieved the first-ever direct observation of chiral currents in the model topological insulator, the 2-D integer quantum ...
Cassini, Voyager missions suggest new picture of Sun's interaction with galaxy
7 hours ago
New data from NASA's Cassini mission, combined with measurements from the two Voyager spacecraft and NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, suggests that our sun and planets are surrounded by a giant, rounded system ...
Cassini mission revealed Saturn's secrets
10 hours ago
Cassini is the most sophisticated space probe ever built. Launched in 1997 as a joint NASA/European Space Agency mission, it took seven years to journey to Saturn. It's been orbiting the sixth planet from the sun ever since, ...
Researchers develop faster biosensor platform using a magnetic field
12 hours ago
A research team led by Professor CheolGi Kim has developed a biosensor platform using magnetic patterns resembling a spider web with detection capability 20 times faster than existing biosensors.
Studying interstellar dust from a balloon
Apr 21, 2017
In just a few days, the Pilot astrophysics experiment will be launched under a stratospheric balloon from Alice Springs in central Australia. Its aim is to observe the polarized emission of dust particles found in the interstellar ...
Living with a star: NASA and partners survey space weather science
Apr 19, 2017
NASA has long been a leader in understanding the science of space weather, including research into the potential for induced electrical currents to disrupt our power systems. Last year, NASA scientists worked with scientists ...
New method can model chemistry in extreme magnetic fields of white dwarfs
Apr 18, 2017
Most stars become white dwarfs when they reach the end of their stellar life cycle. Astrophysicists determine what elements are present in these collapsed stars by comparing spectra observed from space against either experimentally ...
Dynamo at moon's heart once powered magnetic field equal to Earth's
Apr 17, 2017
When the Apollo astronauts returned to Earth, they came bearing 380.96 kilograms (839.87 lb) of moon rocks. From the study of these samples, scientists learned a great deal about the moon's composition, as well as its history ...
Computers create recipe for two new magnetic materials
Apr 14, 2017
Material scientists have predicted and built two new magnetic materials, atom-by-atom, using high-throughput computational models. The success marks a new era for the large-scale design of new magnetic materials at unprecedented ...
Geophysicists develop high-res map of Earth's magnetic field
Apr 14, 2017
A University of Kentucky geophysicist is helping an international team of scientists reveal dramatic new information about the Earth's magnetic field.