Rosetta:The comet takes shape, one pixel at a time
Rosetta's scientific imaging system OSIRIS is slowly but surely resolving comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in its narrow angle camera (NAC), giving the first tantalising hints of its shape.
Researchers study the flight pattern of the red palm weevil in order to set more efficient control measures
What is the average distance that the red palm weevil covers? Does the insect's sex, age and body size have an influence on its flight potential? Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València have ...
US donors offer more aid in hopes of equality
(Phys.org)—In a forthcoming Journal of Consumer Research article, Penn State Smeal College of Business' Karen Winterich, assistant professor of marketing, and coauthor Yinlong Zhang of the University of Texas-San Antoni ...
Social inequality intensifies amongst low-scoring pupils
Children's marks at school influence the likelihood of them abandoning their studies, but the effect varies according to their social background: among students with poor marks, those from a higher social class have more ...
Actor Seth Green shows how NASA is with you in the air and on the road
NASA technology makes deep space travel happen, but it also improves long distance travel here on Earth.
Want to measure the distance to the Moon yourself? Now you can!
Astronomy is a discipline pursued at a distance. And yet, actually measuring that last word—distance—can be incredibly tricky, even if we set our sights as nearby as the Moon.
Does light experience time?
Have you ever noticed that time flies when you're having fun? Well, not for light. In fact, photons don't experience any time at all. Here's a mind-bending concept that should shatter your brain into pieces.
How far are the planets from the Sun?
The eight planets in our solar system each occupy their own orbits around the Sun. They orbit the star in ellipses, which means their distance to the sun varies depending on where they are in their orbits. ...
Hubble extends stellar tape measure 10 times farther into space
(Phys.org) —Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away—10 times farther than previously possible.
The technological search for MH370's black box
As the effort to find Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 moves inexorably towards the recovery stage, the challenge of finding the plane's flight recorder (called the "black box" even though it's actually bright orange) on the ocean fl ...
The measure of the universe through doppler lensing
There are so many galaxies in the universe that if you point a telescope in any direction in the night's sky you are bound to see some.
New theory suggests way to teleport energy long distances
Pressure cooking to improve electric car batteries
Batteries that power electric cars have problems. They take a long time to charge. The charge doesn't hold long enough to drive long distances. They don't allow drivers to quickly accelerate. They are big ...
Scientist follows evolution to the comfy stage, where new threats accompany increased longevity
Humans crave comfort. Sadly, comfort isn't always good for us. That's one of the conclusions of Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman, who has spent the past couple of years considering what our ...