Altimeter assists in MESSENGER's low-altitude navigation
As NASA's MESSENGER mission draws to a close, an on-board science instrument that mapped the surface of Mercury is helping the navigation team with the spacecraft's low-altitude passes.
Large Mars crater named for late ASU professor Ronald Greeley
Throughout his career Ronald Greeley was passionate about exploring Mars, so it's fitting that the late Arizona State University professor's name will grace maps of the Red Planet.
Team returning Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to duty after computer swap
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, at Mars since 2006, made an unplanned switch on Wednesday from one main computer to a redundant one onboard, triggering a hiatus in planned activities.
Expanding the reach of metallic glass
Metallic glass, a class of materials that offers both pliability and strength, is poised for a friendly takeover of the chemical landscape.
Researchers can trace dust samples using fungal DNA
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United ...
Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers
A new analysis of the chemical make-up of meteorites has helped scientists work out when the Earth formed its layers.
Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt (NiFeCrCo) - and may play ...
New study shows how discarded plastic bags are smothering marine life
New research shows that plastic litter can smother marine life, dramatically reducing the numbers of organisms – and compromising the ecosystem services they provide – in coastal marshes.
Warm bodied fishes found able to swim farther and faster than cold bodied fish
Engineered softwood could transform pulp, paper and biofuel industries
Scientists today demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding, published in this week's Proceedings of ...
Bendable glass devices
A special class of glass materials known as chalcogenide glasses holds promise for speeding integration of photonic and electronic devices with functions as diverse as data transfer and chemical sensing. ...
Big data part of big plan for WA's marine future
WAMSI is making big data a key point in its Blueprint for Marine Science 2050, an initiative that will benefit researchers, governments, industry and the environment.
Nanopillar fabrication to lead to more efficient electronics
A University of Texas at Arlington engineering researcher will build nanoscale pillars that will lead to more energy-efficient transistors in electronic devices and gadgets.
Design boost for lifeboats
The approach to the design of all-weather lifeboats is set for a re-evaluation as part of a major study being led by Newcastle University and the RNLI, with support from Lloyds' Register.