News tagged with microwaves

Cosmologists cast doubt on inflation evidence

It was just a week ago that the news blew through the scientific world like a storm: researchers from the BICEP2 project at the South Pole Telescope had detected unambiguous evidence of primordial gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background, t ...

Mar 25, 2014 3.3 / 5 (94) 65

Setting a trap for gravity waves

In 1996 Uros Seljak was a postdoc at Harvard, contemplating ways to extract information from the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The distribution of anisotropies, slight temperature differences, in the ...

Mar 19, 2014 4.8 / 5 (16) 6

Microwave radar monitors sliding slopes

If entire mountain slopes start to slide, danger threatens. It is not always easy to predict and monitor these mass movements. In an international project, scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, combined ...

Mar 10, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0