India's frugal Mars mission extended by six months
India's famously frugal Mars mission has been extended by around six months thanks to a surplus of fuel on board the spacecraft, the country's space agency said Tuesday.
India's mission to Mars crosses half-way mark
India's first mission to Mars successfully crossed the half-way mark on Wednesday, four months after leaving on an voyage to the Red Planet scheduled to take 11 months, the space agency said.
NASA's Aqua satellite sees System 91S struggling
NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared data on System 91S in the Mozambique Channel that showed a system battered by wind shear, stretched out, with broken convection.
John Richardson and John Belcher on Voyager 1's crossing and interstellar exploration
On Sept. 12, scientists announced that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft had gone where no man or machine has gone before: beyond the solar system, and into interstellar space. According to data from the probe, Voya ...
Professors work to quickly, accurately identify deadly bacteria
(Phys.org) —It may sound like science fiction, but the bacterium known as MRSA is very real and very dangerous. MRSA is resistant to antibiotics, making it difficult to treat. Quickly identifying MRSA as ...
UCSC acquires powerful new astrophysics supercomputer system
State-of-the-art computer systems have been instrumental in making UC Santa Cruz one of the world's leading centers for computational astrophysics and planetary science. A new supercomputer recently installed ...
Space station ocean imager available to more scientists
The International Space Station is expanding the use of its Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) instrument to more Earth scientists and environmental researchers.
NRL's MIGHTI slated for launch on ICON mission
A Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) instrument designed to study the Earth's thermosphere is part of a satellite mission that NASA has selected to move forward into development (Phase B), with launch expected ...
Europe's most extensive research yet into the impact of aerosols
The battle to curtail the global impact of aerosols has taken a step forward with the most extensive aerosol research project conducted in Europe so far.
A decade of data discloses influence of clouds on tropical energy balance
(Phys.org) —A cloud's class and status matters to the climate. That's what researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found when they separated tropical clouds into seven categories. Clouds with ...
Building a better machine: Students use creativity to improve the heat engine
When Roman Berens signed up for the "Physics and Applied Physics Research Freshman" Seminar, he wasn't sure what to expect.
Texas Instruments to cut 517 jobs in France
Chipmaker Texas Instruments says will lay off more than 500 people at a research and development plant near Nice, France, in the coming months.
Lake Erie wind farm proposal wins $4 million in federal funding
A regional team including researchers from Case Western Reserve has won $4 million to design a wind farm in Lake Erie – along with the possibility they can compete for $46 million more to build it.
Theoretical, numerical study of graphene sheets reveals property that may lead to novel opto-electric devices
One-atom-thick sheets of carbon—known as graphene—have a range of electronic properties that scientists are investigating for potential use in novel devices. Graphene's optical properties are also garnering ...