Revolutionary microshutter technology hurdles significant challenges
NASA technologists have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in their quest to improve an already revolutionary observing technology originally created for the James Webb Space Telescope.
Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers
Twitter shares shot higher by some 30 percent Tuesday after its quarterly report showed surprisingly strong revenue and user growth, despite a widening loss.
Europe launches last resupply ship to space station
An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space Station (ISS), mission control said.
Study finds color and thickness of eggshells in wild birds related to light level exposure
Mercury's magnetic field tells scientists how its interior is different from Earth's
Earth and Mercury are both rocky planets with iron cores, but Mercury's interior differs from Earth's in a way that explains why the planet has such a bizarre magnetic field, UCLA planetary physicists and colleagues report.
All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes
An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.
New imaging approach accurately measures lipid and metabolite distributions in biological samples
To understand how cells converse, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oregon Health & Science University designed an approach that accurately determines the spatial location of molecules ...
Verifying the future of quantum computing
Physicists are one step closer to proving the reliability of a quantum computer – a machine which promises to revolutionise the way we trade over the internet and provide new tools to perform powerful simulations.
Groundwater is safe in potential N.Y. fracking area
Two Cornell hydrologists have completed a thorough groundwater examination of drinking water in a potential hydraulic fracturing area in New York's Southern Tier. They determined that drinking water in potable ...
New understanding of how bacteria build their protective cell wall
Using a series of chemical and genetic tricks to interrogate a dizzying cast of characters involved in the process of building a cell wall, researchers believe they have discovered the hidden identity of ...
Decoding ethnic labels
If you are of Latin American descent, do you call yourself Chicano? Latino? Hispanic?
Heat-responsive polymers that do not breakdown in water may lead to new antifouling coatings and enhanced oil recovery
Thanks to the positively and negatively charged units in their monomers, zwitterionic polymers have a high affinity for water—a property known as hydrophilicity. This property helps prevent fouling, namely ...
Peru's carbon quantified: Economic and conservation boon
Today scientists unveiled the first high-resolution map of the carbon stocks stored on land throughout the entire country of Perú. The new and improved methodology used to make the map marks a sea change ...
Evidence of a local hot bubble carved by a supernova
I spent this past weekend backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park, where although the snow-swept peaks and the dangerously close wildlife were staggering, the night sky stood in triumph. Without a fire, ...