Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101
Apr 21, 2017
One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101.
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 ...
Physicists discover hidden aspects of electrodynamics
Apr 11, 2017
Radio waves, microwaves and even light itself are all made of electric and magnetic fields. The classical theory of electromagnetism was completed in the 1860s by James Clerk Maxwell. At the time, Maxwell's theory was revolutionary, ...
Long ago and far away, an average galaxy: 'Typical' galaxy helps astronomers study epoch of reionization
Apr 10, 2017
Astronomers led by a graduate student at the University of California, Davis have discovered one of the most distant galaxies in the universe, and it's nothing out of the ordinary.
New software tool to provide students with personalized feedback to improve learning
Mar 31, 2017
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout ...
Explaining the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy
Mar 30, 2017
Enigmatic 'dark energy', thought to make up 68% of the universe, may not exist at all, according to a Hungarian-American team. The researchers believe that standard models of the universe fail to take account of its changing ...
Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo
Mar 29, 2017
Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research ...
Subaru telescope detects shadow of gas cloud in ancient proto-supercluster
Mar 28, 2017
A team led by researchers from Osaka Sangyo University, with members from Tohoku University, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and others, has used the Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope to create the most-extensive ...
Class pervades the way migrants are viewed in Britain
Mar 28, 2017
In a poll of 25 countries by Ipsos MORI published in March 2017, 33% of those interviewed in Britain said immigration was their biggest worry. Although more British people overall were worried about healthcare, only Germans ...
Tracing aromatic molecules in the early universe
Mar 22, 2017
A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in the early Universe, a University ...