Image: Dark Energy Survey catches breathtaking glimpse of Comet Lovejoy
On December 27, 2014, while scanning the southern sky as part of the Dark Energy Survey, researchers snapped the above shot of comet Lovejoy. The image above was captured using the 570-megapixel Dark Energy ...
Talking drone offers aviation safety boost
In a world first, RMIT University researchers have developed a talking drone that can converse with air traffic controllers just like a normal pilot.
New genetic technologies offer hope for white rhino
With support from the Seaver Institute, geneticists at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research are taking the initial steps in an effort to use cryopreserved cells to bring back the northern white rhino from the ...
How nitrogen is recycled in the Lake Tahoe ecosystem's food web
A Scripps Institution of Oceanography-led study on how natural and man-made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic ...
Envisioning the moon as a launch pad to explore the outer solar system
For years, Arlin Crotts has been an iconoclast among his peers in the world of lunar science. His beliefs that the moon must have water and could possibly supply all the elements necessary to sustain life ...
Image: Brussels imaged by the Spot-5 satellite
This false-colour image from the Spot-5 satellite was acquired on 28 September 2011 over central Belgium, capturing the capital city of Brussels (left).
Ultra-low power radio transceiver enables truly wireless earbuds
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, taking place March 2nd-5th, NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) will demonstrate Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) technology in a truly wireless earbud including wireless ...
Study finds large racial disparities in how some school districts suspend students
The reliance on student suspensions to maintain discipline in public schools varies dramatically across the 50 states, according to a new statistical analysis by UCLA researchers. Their report identified ...
Brain signals turn into drone commands in Lisbon presentation
Physicists suggest theory versus observational differences in the sun could be due to dark matter
A new X-ray microscope for nanoscale imaging
Delivering the capability to image nanostructures and chemical reactions down to nanometer resolution requires a new class of x-ray microscope that can perform precision microscopy experiments using ultra-bright ...
Increasing oil flow in the Keystone pipeline with electric fields
Researchers have shown that a strong electric field applied to a section of the Keystone pipeline can smooth oil flow and yield significant pump energy savings.
High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years
India's air pollution, ranked among the world's worst, is reducing the life expectancy of over half of the country's population by more than three years, according to a new study.
Stars found forming at Milky Way's outer edge
Brazilian astronomers said Friday they had found two star clusters forming in a remote part of our Milky Way galaxy where such a thing was previously thought impossible.