Custodian of world's longest running experiment dies
The science professor who oversaw the world's longest running laboratory test—the Pitch Drop Experiment—has died after more than half a century on its watch, his university said Monday.
Researchers develop a way to cause static self-assembly using magnets and ferrofluids
NASA'S Orion lands safely on two of three parachutes in test
NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency's Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment.
Analysis of ancient raindrop pits offers clues about early Earth atmosphere
Archer fish hunt insects with water jet 6 times stronger than their muscular power
Archer fish knock their insect prey out of overhanging vegetation with a jet of water several times more powerful than the fish's muscles. New research now shows that the fish generate this power externally ...
Bouncing on Titan: How Huygens landed
(Phys.org)—ESA's Huygens probe bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds after touching down on Saturn's moon, Titan, in January 2005, a new analysis reveals. The findings provide novel ...
Color-coded markers may help doctors diagnose neural diseases through the eyes
Sticky plaques of proteins called amyloids mark several different, though related degenerative brain diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeld-Jacobs. The symptoms of these disorders overlap and methods to ...
Researchers unlock secret of the rare 'twinned rainbow'
Scientists have yet to fully unravel the mysteries of rainbows, but a group of researchers from Disney Research, Zürich, UC San Diego, Universidad de Zaragoza, and Horley, UK, have used simulations of ...
High speed camera study shows why boiling drops take off
Oral drops for dog allergies pass another hurdle
(Phys.org) -- A study reported today at the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Vancouver, British Columbia, shows that placing allergy drops under a dog's tongue can be as effective as allergy injections ...
One dead as wildfires rage in Colorado, New Mexico
More firefighters were called up on Tuesday to help fight a raging wildfire in the western US state of Colorado, which remains out of control and has claimed one life, officials said.
French team demonstrates paramagnetic properties of liquid oxygen drops
Portable diagnostics designed to be shaken, not stirred
As medical researchers and engineers try to shrink diagnostics to fit in a person's pocket, one question is how to easily move and mix small samples of liquid.
Image: Boeing tests parachute system for CST-100 spacecraft
The main parachutes deploy for Boeing's crew capsule during a parachute drop test on May 2, 2012. This is the second successful parachute drop test for its Crew Space Transportation (CST) spacecraft, part of Boe ...