News tagged with cosmic ray

Cosmic rays detect soil moisture

(PhysOrg.com) -- An instrument that uses cosmic rays to measure the moisture content in soil ultimately could prompt major improvements in weather forecasting and irrigation practices, and provide a wealth of new data about ...

Nov 17, 2010
5 / 5 (7) 1

Study adds new clue to how last ice age ended

As the last ice age was ending, about 13,000 years ago, a final blast of cold hit Europe, and for a thousand years or more, it felt like the ice age had returned. But oddly, despite bitter cold winters in ...

Sep 08, 2010
4.4 / 5 (16) 5 | with audio podcast

Microbes survive a year and a half in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bacteria collected from rocks taken from the cliffs at the tiny English fishing village of Beer in Devon, have survived on the outside surface of the International Space Station for 553 days. ...

Aug 25, 2010 report
5 / 5 (22) 7 | with audio podcast

IceCube spies unexplained pattern of cosmic rays

(PhysOrg.com) -- Though still under construction, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole is already delivering scientific results - including an early finding about a phenomenon the telescope was ...

Jul 27, 2010
4.9 / 5 (27) 5 | with audio podcast

A Mine for Dark Matter

(PhysOrg.com) -- Deep in a mine 230 stories underground, physicists are trying to detect dark matter, the mysterious stuff that makes up nearly a quarter of the universe. Last December, tantalizing rumors ...

Jun 23, 2010
4.4 / 5 (8) 7 | with audio podcast