Archive: 11/05/2012

Penn astrophysicists zero in on gravity theory

( -- Most people take gravity for granted. But for University of Pennsylvania astrophysicist Bhuvnesh Jain, the nature of gravity is the question of a lifetime. As scientists have been able to see farther and deeper ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in Astronomy
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New point for dew point

Peter Huang of the Sensor Science Division’s Temperature and Humidity group has devised a new humidity generator that enables dew-point measurements up to 98 °C – a substantial extension above the previous ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in General Physics
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New bacterium forms intracellular minerals

A new species of photosynthetic bacterium has come to light: it is able to control the formation of minerals (calcium, magnesium, barium and strontium carbonates) within its own organism. Published in Science on April 27, ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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