A new, automatic 3-D moon
Who doesn't love 3-D images, especially of objects in space? But creating them can be a bit time-consuming for scientists, especially for images from orbiting spacecraft like the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ...
Scientist discovers UK's rarest bat in East Devon
University of Exeter scientist Dr Fiona Mathews has discovered one of Britain's rarest mammals living in East Devon.
Dynamics of polymer chains atop different materials
(Phys.org)—Technologies such as microelectronics and lithography require nanoscale polymer films that sit atop various other materials. An understanding of the interplay between the dynamics of the thin ...
A look inside a burning rocket engine
Here's a bit of pretty amazing hobby rocket porn. Ben Krasnow walks us through—in a rather matter-of-fact way—of how he built a hybrid rocket engine in his shop using a piece of acrylic so he could see inside and watch ...
Accidental dog poisoning on the rise: Rodenticides to blame
(Phys.org)—Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, warn pet owners to be careful about using rat poisons and similar compounds.
Work begins on the world's largest cosmic ray observatory
Construction has just begun at the Tunka Valley near Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia on an observatory that, once completed, will consist of an array of up to 1,000 detectors covering 100 square kilometres. ...
Researching possible links between the Indonesian throughflow and Australia's climate
(Phys.org)—Almost two years ago CSIRO oceanographers deployed moorings in one of Australia's and globally important ocean currents, the Indonesian Throughflow, which connects the Pacific and Indian Oceans ...
Using computer models to help our fragile ecosystem
Global warming is well-known for its effect on the climate. But it also poses a threat to the world's ecosystems. University of Toronto researcher Benjamin Gilbert wants to know more about that process.
Researcher finds that formal education not necessary for development of navigation skills
From research showing that adults in an Amazon village had about equal competence to Harvard students at basic geometry, Elizabeth Spelke drew a striking lesson.
Oscillating microscopic beads could be key to biolab on a chip (w/ Video)
If you throw a ball underwater, you'll find that the smaller it is, the faster it moves: A larger cross-section greatly increases the water's resistance. Now, a team of MIT researchers has figured out a way to use this basic ...
Virtual reality cow simulator goes global
A virtual reality cow, invented by a University of Bristol graduate, will soon be used to educate future vets around the world.
Apple supplier's factory back up after China brawl
(AP)—A factory in China owned by the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones resumed production Tuesday after a brawl by workers highlighted tensions that labor groups say were worsened by the pressure of a new ...
Curiosity's weather report from Mars reveals 'truly enormous' daily atmospheric pressure swings
(Phys.org)—Curiosity, the NASA rover that landed on Mars last month, is sending us remarkable weather observations from the Martian surface that are attracting interest from scientists. "From a weather ...
Housing shortage one of many barriers for migrants
Competing in the private rental market is a challenge that becomes all the more arduous for newly arrived refugees and migrants.