Swiss warn massive ice chunk may break off glacier
A massive part of a glacier the size of 12 football fields in the Swiss Alps could break off, local authorities warned, after the discovery of an enormous crevasse in the glacier.
NASA completes Orion spacecraft parachute testing in Arizona
NASA this week completed the first in a series of flight-like parachute tests for the agency's Orion spacecraft. The drop tests at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona support the design and development of the ...
UARS update: NASA refines crashing satellite's debris region and location
This video from Analytical Graphics, Inc. shows an updated animated analysis of the break up of the the 6 ton, bus-sized UARS satellite. It likely will burn up at an altitude between 80-45 kilometers, with an estimated 26 ...
Progress 44 accident and its consequences for Space Station
The six astronauts on the International Space Station are safe and continuing their normal work after the loss of their space-bound cargo craft on 24 August.
Research from Everest: Can leucine help burn fat and spare muscle tissue during exercise?
Research on Mt. Everest climbers is adding to the evidence that an amino acid called leucine found in foods, dietary supplements, energy bars and other products may help people burn fat during ...
Researchers improving GPS accuracy in the 3rd dimension
Researchers who are working to fix global positioning system (GPS) errors have devised software to take a more accurate measurement of altitude particularly in mountainous areas.
Dawn beams back asteroid science data
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Dawn spacecraft has completed a graceful spiral into the first of four planned science orbits during the spacecraft's yearlong visit to Vesta. The spacecraft started taking detailed observations ...
Flowering plant found at record 4,505m in Swiss alps
A flowering plant has been found at an altitude of above 4,505 metres (14,780 feet) on the central Swiss alps -- a European record, Basel University said Tuesday.
Skydiving on Saturn
Daredevils regularly bail out at high altitude to skydive through Earths atmosphere but what would it be like to skydive on Saturn?
Northrop Grumman unveils new intel airplane
(AP) -- Northrop Grumman Corp. on Monday unveiled a new type of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft that can be flown either robotically or with a pilot aboard.
Sky's no limit in high-аlying goose chase
Jessica Meir turns around and looks at the gaggle of geese behind her and asks "Are you guys ready?"
Mission into ice clouds: Q&A with MACPEX pilot Bill Rieke
The Mid-latitude Airborne Cirrus Properties Experiment (MACPEX) is a NASA field campaign that is investigating cirrus cloud properties and the processes that affect their impact on solar radiation. The campaign ...
Climate change from black carbon depends on altitude
Scientists have known for decades that black carbon aerosols add to global warming. These airborne particles made of sooty carbon are believed to be among the largest man-made contributors to global warming because they absorb ...
Scientists reach beyond the clouds with mobile phone app to explore the outer atmosphere
Engineering scientists at the University of Southampton have reached above the clouds in a first-of-its-kind experiment to develop new technologies that probe the stratosphere using an unmanned vehicle.