(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to skim close to Saturn's moon Titan on Friday, Feb. 18, to learn about the interaction between Titan and Saturn's magnetosphere, the magnetic bubble around the planet.
Most roads allow cars to flow in both directions. However, in some circumstances, such as congested city streets, it makes sense to limit traffic to one direction only. With electricity it is also useful to "rectify"currents ...
Scientists have found that some reservoirs formed by hydroelectric dams emit more greenhouse gases than expected, potentially upsetting the climate-friendly balance of hydroelectric power.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technique that harnesses the power of mighty microscopic bubbles, developed by Duke engineers, can open for a blink of the eye nanometer-sized entries into individual cells.
This month physicist Juan Collar and his associates are taking their attempt to unmask the secret identity of dark matter into a Canadian mine more than a mile underground.
Bursting a bubble? Accepted theory explaining frequent eruptions at Italy's volcano called into question
Understanding the processes that cause volcanic eruptions can help scientists predict how often and how violently a volcano will erupt. Although scientists have a general idea of how these processes work — the melting of ...
Of all the experiments Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki has carried out in space -- making sushi in a kimono and playing a harp -- blowing soap bubbles has arguably brought the biggest breakthrough.
(PhysOrg.com) -- The first glimpse of miniscule air bubbles that keep water from wetting a super non-stick surface could lead to new super-slick materials with applications in energy, medicine, and more.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a layer of noble gas "bubbles," scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory devised a straightforward way to measure how fast molecules diffuse in supercooled liquids. Working at temperatures ...