Phone snooping via gyroscope to be detailed at Usenix
Fastest rotating man-made object created
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of St Andrews has created the world's fastest spinning man-made object.
Intel: Ultrabooks will be thin and light but heavy in innovation
Gravity Probe B confirms two Einstein theories
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford and NASA researchers have confirmed two predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, concluding one of the space agency's longest-running projects.
Voyager seeks the answer blowin' in the wind
(PhysOrg.com) -- In which direction is the sun's stream of charged particles banking when it nears the edge of the solar system? The answer, scientists know, is blowing in the wind. It's just a matter of getting ...
Walls falling faster for solid-state memory
After running a series of complex computer simulations, researchers have found that flaws in the structure of magnetic nanoscale wires play an important role in determining the operating speed of novel devices using such ...
Microsensors without microfabrication
(PhysOrg.com) -- Miniature motion sensors are everywhere these days, detecting the orientation of cell phones, deploying air bags in cars and measuring stresses in buildings and mechanical systems. But manufacturing ...
Gyrowheel to keep new bike riders upright (w/ Video)
Astronauts grab Hubble, prepare for tough repairs
(AP) -- Atlantis' astronauts grabbed the Hubble Space Telescope on Wednesday, then quickly set their sights on the difficult, dangerous and unprecedented spacewalking repairs they will attempt over the next ...
Do homing pigeons navigate with gyroscope in brain?
No one knows how homing pigeons do it, but now a team of Swiss and South African scientists have discovered that the bird's navigation is affected by disturbances in gravity, suggesting that they navigate ...
Pulsars make a GPS for the cosmos
(Phys.org) —CSIRO scientists have written software that could guide spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, show that the planet Nibiru doesn't exist … and prove that the Earth goes around the Sun.
NASA gives up fixing Kepler planet-hunting telescope
NASA called off all attempts to fix its crippled Kepler space telescope Thursday. But it's not quite ready to call it quits on the remarkable, robotic planet hunter.
Swapping motion-sensing units
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard.
(Phys.org) —Eight hundred and eighty nine exoplanets (planets around stars other than our Sun) have been discovered to date. Most of them were found using the Kepler satellite, which spots small dips in ...