Professor designs shape shifters
(Phys.org)—Craig Lusk's job takes on many shapes.
Final North American ALMA antenna delivered
(Phys.org)—After an odyssey of design and construction stretching across more than a decade, North America has delivered the last of the 25, 12-meter-diameter dish antennas that comprise its share of antennas ...
Chile's ALMA probes for origins of universe
(AP)—Earth's largest radio telescope is growing more powerful by the day on this remote plateau high above Chile's Atacama desert, where visitors often feel like they're planting the first human footprints ...
Bacterial photosynthetic reaction center harvests more light thanks to tailored organic antenna
Getting energy from sunlight: Plants have it down; humans have not quite got the knack for it. Hybrid systems made from natural and synthetic components could open new routes for harvesting solar energy. ...
NASA's GPM observatory completes first dry run
(Phys.org)—NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite went through its first complete comprehensive performance test (CPT), beginning on Oct. 4, 2012 at NASA's Goddard Space ...
16 million-year-old amber specimen reveals unknown animal behaviors
Stunning images, including video footage, from a CT scan of amber have revealed the first evidence of any creature using an adult mayfly for transport.
Dead stars could be the future of spacecraft navigation
Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Leicester have been commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to investigate the feasibility of using dead stars to navigate ...
Electromagnetic cloaking possible with ordinary plastic, study finds
A metal object can be made invisible with the help of ordinary plastic, Pekka Alitalo and Constantinos Valagiannopoulos, researchers from the School of Electrical Engineering, have shown in their study.
NOAA's GOES-13 weather satellite currently has an acting back-up
(Phys.org)—NOAA's GOES-13 weather satellite has been temporarily substituted with the back-up GOES satellite as engineers work to fix the satellite's issues.
NASA spacecraft records 'Earthsong'
Nobody ever said anything about singing, though. A NASA spacecraft has just beamed back a beautiful song sung by our own planet.
Crown Castle buys rights to T-Mobile towers
(AP)—Crown Castle International says it has agreed to buy the rights to about 7,200 T-Mobile towers for $2.4 billion in cash.
Simulations uncover 'flashy' secrets of merging black holes (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—According to Einstein, whenever massive objects interact, they produce gravitational waves—distortions in the very fabric of space and time—that ripple outward across the universe at the ...
LTE on Apple's iPhone 5 a winner with a catch
My first take on Apple's iPhone 5 is this: It's a nice device that's certain to please iPhone fans.
Luminescent ink from eggs
(Phys.org)—Luminescent carbon nanoparticles based on carbon exhibit advantageous optical properties. They are also biocompatible, and therefore better suited for imaging procedures in the biosciences than ...