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.
Infrared camera provides a better view
Infrared cameras see more than the naked eye and can make road traffic safer. Cameras for the long-wave infrared range, however, have the disadvantage that the sensor requires constant cooling, which adds ...
ESA to set tiny hair-like Webb Telescope microshutters
Tiny little shutters as small as the width of a human hair are a key component in the James Webb Space Telescope's ability to see huge distances in the cosmos, and they have now arrived at the European Space ...
Red-eyed tree frogs use vibrations as a means of communication
NASA's SOFIA Observatory Obtains 'First Light' Imagery
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, successfully obtained its first in-flight, nighttime celestial observations during its “First Light” mission early Wednesday ...
CU telescope debuts on NASA flying observatory
(PhysOrg.com) -- SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, will take flight May 25 along with the Cornell-built FORCAST (the Faint Object InfraRed Camera for the SOFIA Telescope).