Sea Launch vessels depart on Intelsat mission
(AP) -- Sea Launch AG says its oceangoing rocket pad and command ship have departed their Long Beach, Calif., home port for the equator to launch a communications satellite for Intelsat.
Oxygen isotopes improve weather predictability in Niger
For the African nation of Niger, the effect of seasonal atmospheric variability on the weather is poorly understood. Because most residents rely on local agriculture, improving the predictability of seasonal weather and precipitation ...
Mathematics: First-ever image of a flat torus in 3D
Just as a terrestrial globe cannot be flattened without distorting the distances, it seemed impossible to visualize abstract mathematical objects called flat tori in ordinary three-dimensional space. However, ...
Healing with math
Understanding the way our bodies heal is not as easy as 1, 2, 3. But a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher believes mathematics holds the answers to complex biological problems.
Researchers strive to simulate turbulent combustion in aerospace applications
A research team at the University of Pittsburgh is developing quantum-computing algorithms to better model turbulent combustion in aerospace applications.
Breaking the ice on icebergs
(Phys.org) -- Icebergs are a natural and beautiful part of Earth's cryosphere, and are closely monitored and studied by scientists around the world.
How did the equatorial ridge on Saturn's moon Iapetus form?
Saturn's moon Iapetus is one of the most unusual moons in our solar system.
Space Image: Dusty Mars rover's self portrait
(PhysOrg.com) -- This self portrait from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows dust accumulation on the rover's solar panels as the mission approached its fifth Martian winter. The dust reduces the ...
Do moons of gas giants affect the habitable zone?
Scientists see red on NASA cuts of Mars missions
NASA said Monday it's not giving up on Mars, but it'll have to get there later and at a lower price.
Scientists revise the 60-year-old definition of surface tension on solids
Researchers of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have shown that surface tension on a solid material is unconnected to the energy required to create a new surface. Consequently, surface tension on a solid does not ...
Establishing a new scalar curvature flow method
Mathematically, is it possible to continuously deform a rough sphere into a perfect sphere? Under what situations can we solve the differential equations?
Aiding cancer therapy by mathematically modeling tumor-immune interactions
Cancer is one of the five leading causes of death. And yet, despite decades of research, there is no standardized first-line treatment for most cancers. In addition, disappointing results from predominant second-line treatments ...
Mars-bound NASA rover adjusts course to red planet (Update)
Firing on all engines, NASA's latest rover to Mars executed a course adjustment Wednesday that put it on track for a landing on the red planet in August.