Severe solar storm may disrupt power, satellites (Update)
A pair of solar eruptions over the weekend have unleashed a severe geomagnetic storm that could disrupt power and communications on Earth, US officials said Tuesday.
Magnetic material's unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature
Researchers study fluctuations in solar radiation
The Sun is the Earth's principal source of energy and climate driver. Yet sometimes it sends more light to the Earth than other times. Astronomers working with Natalie Krivova at the Max Planck Institute ...
Nuclear pasta may offer insight into strange world of neutron stars
There and back again: Extending optical storage lifetime by retrieving photon echoes from semiconductor spin excitations
New largest number factored on a quantum device is 56,153
Scientists make breakthrough in understanding how to control intense heat bursts in fusion experiments
Researchers from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside ...
Physicists study magnetism with the roles of position and momentum reversed
NASA spacecraft in Earth's orbit, preparing to study magnetic reconnection
Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA's four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth's orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of ...
Theoretical framework enables more accurate estimation of elementary particle properties
The 'standard model' of physics is currently our best description of elementary particles and their interactions. Yet experimental results sometimes differ from the model's predictions, tantalizingly suggesting ...
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Dazzled by the bright Southern Lights
The past week saw a fantastic treat for aurora watchers. Generally it is the southern part of the country, Tasmania in particular, that sees the most impressive displays. But this aurora has been so intense ...
NASA launches four spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery
NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.
Lighter, cheaper radio wave device could transform telecommunications
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a milestone in modern wireless and cellular telecommunications, creating a radically smaller, more efficient ...