Physics professor publishes exact solution to model Big Bang and quark gluon plasma
Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems.
Helicopter steering innovation could herald new era for aerial transport
For decades, flying cars have featured in our visions of what futuristic cities might look like. Now EU-funded researchers with the MYCOPTER project have developed a steering system that makes helicopters ...
Steering ESA satellites clear of space debris
Improved collision warnings for its Earth observation missions means ESA controllers can now take more efficient evasive action when satellites are threatened by space junk.
Violent origins of disc galaxies probed by ALMA
For decades scientists have believed that galaxy mergers usually result in the formation of elliptical galaxies. Now, for the the first time, researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter ...
Radar networks, innovation against occupational hazard
Researchers at UPM have developed an alarm system for construction vehicles with a low-cost radar network that can prevent collisions and improve safety in work environments.
Manatees could lose their endangered species status
About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened ...
Particle physicists measure the spin contribution of the proton's antiquark
What causes a proton to spin? This fundamental question has been a longstanding mystery in particle physics, although it was once thought that the answer would be fairly straightforward: The spin of a proton's ...
RHIC Run 14: Brookhaven's atom smasher produced more gold collisions than all previous runs combined
The familiar lighter-than-air gas filling birthday balloons has a rare isotope: a nucleus consisting of two protons and a single neutron called helium-3. But instead of using this gas for fanciful decorations, ...
Simulations show Mercury may have been victim of hit-and-run collision
Cosmic rays tune ATLAS for a particle symphony
At the ATLAS experiment at CERN, physicists and engineers are testing their subdetector systems – using particles from outer space.
Harpooning space debris
(Phys.org) —Faced with the challenge of capturing tumbling satellites to clear key orbits, ESA is considering turning to an ancient terrestrial technology: the harpoon.
New isotopic evidence supporting moon formation via Earth collision with planet-sized body
A new series of measurements of oxygen isotopes provides increasing evidence that the Moon formed from the collision of the Earth with another large, planet-sized astronomical body, around 4.5 billion years ...
New app collects wildlife-vehicle collision data
A new app used to report wildlife-vehicle collisions increased efficiency and accuracy when compared to manual methods, according to a study published June 4, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Dan ...
A violent, complex scene of colliding galaxy clusters
Astronomers using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory have produced a spectacular image revealing new details of violent collisions involving at least four clusters ...