Cassini, Voyager missions suggest new picture of Sun's interaction with galaxy
9 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 ...
Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable
10 hours ago
Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing ...
Scientists engaged holography in fast estimating particles in media
13 hours ago
Optical engineers from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg developed an express method for estimating the distribution of particles in optically transparent media based on correlation analysis of holograms. As a big part ...
Researchers develop faster biosensor platform using a magnetic field
14 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 ...
Physicists bring together detector and accelerator to explore 'new physics' beyond the Standard Model
Apr 20, 2017
To study some of the tiniest particles in the universe, an international band of over 750 physicists from 23 countries is building a massive instrument. The instrument will smash subatomic particles together and analyze the ...
Plastic pollution builds up in Arctic waters: study
Apr 19, 2017
Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current which dumps debris there, researchers said Wednesday.
Milestone on way to switching on world's largest superconducting linear accelerator
Apr 19, 2017
The international X-ray laser European XFEL has reached one of its final major milestones on the way to scientific user operation. DESY has successfully commissioned the particle accelerator, which drives the X-ray laser ...
LHCb finds new hints of possible deviations from the Standard Model
Apr 18, 2017
The LHCb experiment finds intriguing anomalies in the way some particles decay. If confirmed, these would be a sign of new physics phenomena not predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. The observed signal is ...
Mountain clouds—from rain makers to snow makers
Apr 18, 2017
Mountains challenge skiers, climbers, and road builders. But when it comes to clouds, they offer an assist. Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Colorado State University found that mountainous, water-ice ...