Study outlines impact of tsunami on the Columbia River
Engineers at Oregon State University have completed one of the most precise evaluations yet done about the impact of a major tsunami event on the Columbia River, what forces are most important in controlling ...
NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran (Update)
Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth.
Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap
Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony ...
Scientists may be cracking mystery of big 1872 earthquake
Geologists may be close to cracking one of the biggest seismological mysteries in the Pacific Northwest: the origin of a powerful earthquake that rattled seven states and provinces when Ulysses S. Grant was ...
Five space travel accidents that shaped the modern era
Last week was a particularly grim one for private space flights. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert, about 150km north of Los Angeles, killing a pilot, Michael Alsbury, and seriously ...
A look at people killed during space missions
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.
Fifteen years of NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory
This Chandra X-ray Observatory image of the Hydra A galaxy cluster was taken on Oct. 30, 1999, with the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) in an observation that lasted about six hours.
Predicting when toxic algae will reach Washington and Oregon coasts
(Phys.org) —ate summer is the peak time for harmful algae that can turn lakes into toxic scum, canceling fishing trips and fouling water supplies. While the Pacific Northwest doesn't get anything near the ...
3-D codes yield unprecedented physics, engineering insights
When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in 2002, sophisticated computer models were key to determining what happened.
Image: The STS-93 crew and the deployment of the Chandra X-ray Observatory
On July 23, 1999, a little more than seven hours after Space Shuttle Columbia and its five astronauts were launched from the Kennedy Space Center, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory was successfully deployed ...
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary
Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of ...
US Senate panel budgets $100 mn for non-Russian rocket
A Senate panel set aside $100 million Thursday to develop a US rocket engine as an alternative to Russian equipment currently used to launch military satellites into orbit.
US archeologists race to uncover Civil War prison
Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development.
Study: Columbia River glaciers, streamflow changes
(Phys.org) —The Columbia River is perhaps the most intricate, complex river system in North America. Its diverse landscape crosses international borders and runs through subarctic, desert and sea-level ...