Cassini returns images of battered Saturn Moon
(Phys.org) —Following its last close flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured these raw, unprocessed images of the battered icy moon. They show an ancient, cratered surface bearing ...
Large Hadron Collider experiments to present latest results at Moriond conference
Experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are set to present their latest results at the Moriond conference, which begins tomorrow in the Italian town of La Thuile, and runs until 16 March. Although all of the LHC ...
Pulsar jackpot scours old data for new discoveries
Chalk another one up for Citizen Science. Earlier this month, researchers announced the discovery of 24 new pulsars. To date, thousands of pulsars have been discovered, but what's truly fascinating abou ...
Black hole simulations on XSEDE supercomputers present new view of jets and accretion disks
Voracious absences at the center of galaxies, black holes shape the growth and death of the stars around them through their powerful gravitational pull and explosive ejections of energy.
Shedding light on the earthquake situation
Researchers from the Swiss Seismological Service have worked together with the Seismology and Geodynamics group at ETH Zurich and with local support in Bhutan to install a temporary seismological network. They plan to use ...
Curves in spacetime violate Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
MOND used to predict key property in Andromeda's satellites
Using modified laws of gravity, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Weizmann Institute of Science closely predicted a key property measured in faint dwarf galaxies that are satellites of the nearby giant ...
Review: 'Dead Space 3' a less scary, solid shooter
Isaac Clarke has grown over the first two "Dead Space" games from a troubled systems engineer into a full-fledged action hero, so it would be naive to think that the series would not morph alongside its protagonist.
Researchers find soap film micro-channel size tunable with electric charge
How plants sense gravity: A new look at the roles of genetics and the cytoskeleton
Gravity affects the ecology and evolution of every living organism. In plants, the general response to gravity is well known: their roots respond positively, growing down, into the soil, and their stems respond ...
New method of measuring the mass of supermassive black holes
(Phys.org)—A new way of measuring the mass of supermassive black holes could revolutionise our understanding of how they form and help to shape galaxies.
NASA sees some powerful 'overshooting cloud tops' in Cyclone Felleng
NASA satellite imagery revealed that Cyclone Felleng is packing some powerful thunderstorms with overshooting cloud tops.
Engineers building hard-working mining robot
(Phys.org)—After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy ...
US military looks for new life for dead satellites
It's like doing robotic surgery in zero gravity: Imagine scavenging defunct communication satellites for their valuable parts and recycling them to build new ones for cheap.