A fast-moving pulsar appears to have punched a hole in a disk of gas around its companion star and launched a fragment of the disk outward at a speed of about 4 million miles per hour. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is ...
Jul 22, 2015 in Astronomy
Multi-purpose sensor measures temperature, vibrations and electric fields with high spatial resolution
Glass fibres can do more than transport data. A special type of glass fibre can also be used as a high-precision multi-purpose sensor, as researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen ...
Jul 06, 2015 in Optics & Photonics