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Flash Physics: Stellar heartbeat spotted, sensor detects oil spills, gluon contribution to proton spin

Physics World - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 06:27
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Categories: Conventional Science

Kepler provides more information about TRAPPIST-1

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 05:00
The spacecraft gives us another look at our cool new neighbor.
Categories: Astronomy

Organic semiconductor could reverse degenerative blindness

Physics World - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 09:40
Device inspired by polymer solar cell restores vision in rats
Categories: Conventional Science

Flash Physics: ESRF's dinosaur eggs, coffee rings boost electronics, AAAS chief criticizes ban, cash for HERA

Physics World - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 06:21
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Categories: Conventional Science

Pulsars may be churning out small reserves of antimatter

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 05:00

Long purported as possible proof of dark matter, an observed excess of antimatter might actually be due to pulsars instead.


Categories: Astronomy

The Europa mission just got a new name. You will definitely guess what it is.

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 05:00
The mission once tentatively called the Europa Clipper is now OFFICIALLY called the Europa Clipper.
Categories: Astronomy

Meet the 'angulon', a new quasiparticle found in superfluid helium

Physics World - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:42
Rotating molecule plus surrounding disturbance is particle-like
Categories: Conventional Science

Flash Physics: Too radioactive even for robots, IBM to build 50 qubit computer, seeing through opaque materials

Physics World - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 06:07
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Categories: Conventional Science

Meet the first African-American crew member of the ISS

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 05:00
Jeanette Epps will launch into history next year.
Categories: Astronomy

A tiny little asteroid came incredibly close to Earth last week

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 05:00
It won’t visit again for a very long time.
Categories: Astronomy

Planetary scientists are turning up volcanoes everywhere they look

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 05:00
… including comets.
Categories: Astronomy

Complex ultrasound signals created by light

Physics World - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 09:36
Technique could be used to manipulate biological cells
Categories: Conventional Science

Flash Physics: Intricate crystals made with DNA, laser harnesses Josephson effect, borophene has Dirac cones

Physics World - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 06:33
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Categories: Conventional Science

Researchers release the most meticulous map of dark matter ever

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 05:00
We don’t know what it is, but thanks to these maps, we know where it is.
Categories: Astronomy

NASA orbiter misses collision with Phobos

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 05:00
An unplanned maneuver helped save MAVEN from certain death.
Categories: Astronomy

Insects inspire water-repellent material

Physics World - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 09:39
Superhydrophobicity has been achieved by mimicking cicada wings
Categories: Conventional Science

Flash Physics: Lensing study backs cold dark matter, cancer detected by Raman spectroscopy, black-hole burbs

Physics World - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 08:01
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Categories: Conventional Science

Incredible Stories from Space (Robots): an interview with Nancy Atkinson

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 05:00

This book takes a look inside some of NASA’s most iconic missions and the people that make them tick.

Categories: Astronomy

Asteroids are splitting in half and growing tails

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 05:00
Some of these asteroids are not like the others.
Categories: Astronomy

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