Archive: 5/12/2013

Venus visible in the daytime sky

Here's a feat of visual athletics to amaze your friends with this week. During your daily routine, you may have noticed the daytime Moon hanging against the azure blue sky. But did you know that, with careful practice and ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Probing for biological polymorphs

( —Humans have devised many amazing and versatile materials (such as plastic and steel) that do not exist in nature. On the other hand, nature has created structures and substances that materials scientists and ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Software allows digital brushstrokes

( —A good painter uses simple strokes of a brush to bring texture, contrast and depth to a blank canvas. In comparison, computer programs can have difficulty reproducing the complex and varied forms of brushstrokes, ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Satellite cooling system breakthrough

Scientists and engineers at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) have developed the lightest satellite cryocooler, (cooling system) ever built. The breakthrough is seen as a game-changer in the design of affordable, ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Space Exploration
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