GOES-13 satellite video close-up of deadly Joplin, Missouri tornado
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-13 provides forecasters with continuous visible and infrared imagery of weather systems across the U.S. and a new movie from the NASA GOES project gives a ...
NASA's TRMM satellite saw heavy rainfall in supercell that spawned Joplin tornado
(PhysOrg.com) -- On Sunday May 22, 2011, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured an image of the rainfall rate in the supercell thunderstorm that generated the deadly twister that ...
Researchers scan cyclists' brains at race speed in S.Africa
Researchers in South Africa said Monday they have found a way to measure the brain activity of cyclists at racing speed, breaking new ground in the study of how the brain works during exercise.
Perfect welds for car bodies
Surface welding instead of penetration welding, allows a laser to produce a weld that is only visible on one side. But how do you control the laser power to prevent it burning a hole through the sheets of ...
Website with spectacular solar system images unveiled
NASA has made available for the public a new online collection of images of our solar system and locations on Earth where astrobiology researchers travel to conduct field research.
Robotic camera technology inspires virtual exploration by students around the world
In 2008, students at the private middle school Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School in Pittsburgh, Pa. exchanged high-resolution photographs of their city with shots taken by students from a school located in ...
Repulsion more important than cohesion in embryonic tissue separation
Until now, adherence was thought to be the principle force responsible for the separation of the ectoderm from the mesoderm in embryonic cells. But by using high resolution imaging, researchers have now discovered ...
Seeing through the cracks
While rescue workers in Japan continue their search for missing persons amid the rubble in Sendai and beyond, geologists are sifting through seismic data and satellite images for hints to what caused one of ...
Image: Chasma Boreale, Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chasma Boreale, a long, flat-floored valley, cuts deep into Mars' north polar icecap.
Tracking neural stem cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Magnetic nanoparticles could be used to track neural stem cells after a transplant in order to monitor how the cells heal spinal injuries, say UCL scientsts.