SUNRISE offers new insight on sun's atmosphere
Three months after the flight of the solar observatory Sunrise – carried aloft by a NASA scientific balloon in early June 2013—scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany ...
Cool, new views of Andromeda galaxy
(Phys.org)—Two new eye-catching views from the Herschel space observatory are fit for a princess. They show the elegant spiral galaxy Andromeda, named after the mythical Greek princess known for her beauty.
Enhancing microalgae growth to boost green energy production
(Phys.org) —A groundbreaking nanoparticle system which stimulates the growth of microalgae – a valuable resource used in the production of biofuels and medical compounds – has been developed by a team ...
Light nanofilter system worth its weight in gold and silver
(Phys.org) —In a breakthrough described by one international expert as 'a wonderful piece of lateral thinking', a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia has helped develop a novel ...
Tiny antennas let long light waves see in infrared
(Phys.org) —University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nano-antennas that can enable sensing of molecules that resonate in the infrared (IR) spectrum.
Researchers' smartphone 'microscope' can detect a single virus, nanoparticles
(Phys.org) —Your smartphone now can see what the naked eye cannot: A single virus and bits of material less than one-thousandth of the width of a human hair.
Next-gen e-readers: Improved 'peacock' technology could lock in color for high-res displays
Iridescence, or sheen that shifts color depending on your viewing angle, is pretty in peacock feathers. But it's been a nuisance for engineers trying to mimic the birds' unique color mechanism to make high-resolution, reflective, ...
Orion's hidden fiery ribbon
(Phys.org) —This dramatic new image of cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion reveals what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky. This orange glow represents faint light coming from grains of cold ...
Ubiquitous Energy sets focus on solar cell technology
Detection of the cosmic gamma ray horizon: Measures all the light in the universe since the Big Bang
(Phys.org) —How much light has been emitted by all galaxies since the cosmos began? After all, every photon (particle of light) from ultraviolet to far infrared wavelengths ever radiated by all galaxies ...
Researchers demonstrate laser cooling of a semiconductor
One step to solar-cell efficiency: Researchers' chemical process may improve manufacturing
Rice University scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell.
A unique glance into the Sun's atmosphere
Three months after the flight of the balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany now present unique insights into the central ...
Light bursts out of a flying mirror
(Phys.org) —An international team of researchers succeeds in generating flashes of extreme ultraviolet radiation via the reflection from a mirror that moves close to the speed of light.