CERN's LHCb experiment takes precision physics to a new level
(PhysOrg.com) -- Results presented by CERN1's LHCb experiment at the biennial Lepton-Photon conference in Mumbai, India on Saturday 27 August are becoming the most precise yet on particles called B mesons, which provide a ...
A new(ish) star is born
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have uncovered a new stellar neighbour with the discovery of the closest young star to Earth.
NASA/ISRO Image Shows Irene's Winds Before Landfall
Hurricane Irene made landfall early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, just west of Cape Lookout, NC, as a category one hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (75 knots). It is currently over eastern North ...
NASA satellite shows a mean Irene's fury
(PhysOrg.com) -- After pounding North Carolina and Virginia on Aug. 27, Hurricane Irene made a second landfall near Little Egg Inlet, N.J., early Sunday morning, Aug. 28, still as a category one hurricane ...
Paving the way to greenhouse gas reductions
Concrete is one of the most extensively used materials worldwide -- on average, more than two tons per year of the rock-like stuff is produced for every man, woman and child on Earth, making its use second only to water. ...
Gymnastics for robots
A current research project of the Austrian Science Fund FWF focuses on the motion safety and efficiency of robots. The objective of the research is to improve the control of robot movements with the help of ...
New Zealand's lost penguin sets sail for home
A wayward emperor penguin that found international fame after washing up lost on a New Zealand beach made a low-key exit from Wellington Monday aboard a research ship bound for his home waters.
Samsung, Apple tablet row heats up in Australia
Electronics giant Samsung Monday said it would launch a counter claim against US firm Apple in Australia as part of a dispute between the rival companies over tablet computers.
Filling the pantry for the first voyages to the Red Planet
(PhysOrg.com) -- A green thumb and a little flair as a gourmet chef may be among the key skills for the first men and women who travel to the Red Planet later this century, according to a scientist who reported ...
Sony uses Augmented Reality to guide TV buyers
Tackling mysteries about carbon, possible oil formation and more deep inside Earth
How do diamonds the size of potatoes shoot up at 40 miles per hour from their birthplace 100 miles below Earth's surface? Does a secret realm of life exist inside the Earth? Is there more oil and natural gas ...
Friend and foe: Nitrogen pollution's little-known environmental and human health threats
(PhysOrg.com) -- Billions of people owe their lives to nitrogen fertilizers -- a pillar of the fabled Green Revolution in agriculture that averted global famine in the 20th century -- but few are aware that ...
Malaysia Borneo state wants ban on shark fishing
A Malaysian state on Borneo island, known for its world-class dive sites, is seeking to ban shark fishing to protect the species, which draws thousands of tourists each year, a minister said Monday.
SK pays $920 mn for super-fast wireless spectrum
South Korea's top mobile carrier SK Telecom has won a licence to operate super-fast wireless services after bidding 995 billion won ($920 million), regulators said Monday.