It's alive! Space station's humanoid robot awake
NASA's humanoid robot has finally awakened in space.
Astronomers start testing infrared camera at world's largest telescope
University of Florida astronomers are testing a new infrared camera this summer at the worlds largest telescope that will allow researchers to look for planets outside our own solar system and better explore hidden ...
Making a spectacle of star formation in Orion
(PhysOrg.com) -- Looking like a pair of eyeglasses only a rock star would wear, this nebula brings into focus a murky region of star formation. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope exposes the depths of this dusty ...
Measuring the clumpiness of proto-planetary disks
(PhysOrg.com) -- The process of star formation, once thought to involve just the simple coalescence of material under the influence of gravity, actually entails a complex series of stages, with the youngest ...
Touch-screen steering wheel keeps drivers focused on the road
Looking deep into a violent storm on Saturn
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESOs Very Large Telescope (VLT) has teamed up with NASAs Cassini spacecraft to study a rare storm in the atmosphere of the planet Saturn in more detail than has ever been possible ...
AnatOnMe: Doctor patient communication enhanced with new Microsoft device (w/ video)
Motion-capture helping reveal how kangaroos hop
CeBIT: Window-shopping in the future at giant tech fair
Always window-shopping but never stopping to buy? In the future you can do both with new technology allowing you to point through the window at items and buy them with a swish of your hand.
Subaru telescope discovers a Rosetta Stone cluster of galaxies
An international team of researchers led by Ichi Tanaka from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has discovered an aggregate of galaxies undergoing a burst of star formation that may hold ...
Researchers create high performance infrared camera based on type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices
Researchers at Northwestern University have created a new infrared camera based on Type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices that produces much higher resolution images than previous infrared cameras.
Imaging the planet-sized companion of a nearby star
(PhysOrg.com) -- Of the nearly 500 extra-solar planets that have been confirmed to date, only about a dozen have actually been seen in images. Because planets are so much fainter than their host stars, special ...
SOFIA Observatory Prepares For Early Science Flights
(PhysOrg.com) -- Testing of the entire integrated observatory system and individual subsystems on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP is slated to occur during October during a series ...
Coffee Cup Secrets (w/ Video)
Exactly how coffee and cream blend in that jolt of java an extra eye opener for researchers.