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Study shows how planetary building blocks evolved from porous to hard objects
(Phys.org)—Thinking small has enabled an international team of scientists to gain new insight into the evolution of planetary building blocks in the early solar system.
New planetary dashboard shows 'Great Acceleration' in human activity since 1950
Human activity, predominantly the global economic system, is now the prime driver of change in the Earth System (the sum of our planet's interacting physical, chemical, biological and human processes), according ...
Extending Einstein's spooky action for use in quantum networks
An international team, including researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, has demonstrated that the 1935 Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) quantum mechanics paradox may be extended to more than two ...
Meteorite material born in molten spray as embryo planets collided
Asteroids may be a byproduct of planet formation rather than planetary building blocks, according to a recent paper in Nature.
Rosetta data reveals more surprises about comet 67P
As the Rosetta spacecraft orbits comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, an international team of scientists have discovered that the comet's atmosphere, or coma, is much less homogenous than expected and comet ...
Law enforcement personnel using see-through radar tech
Windows 10 aims to be core of connected devices (Update 2)
Microsoft pulled back the curtain Wednesday on the upcoming Windows 10 operating system focused on bringing harmony to the diverse array of Internet gadgets in people's lives.
After Kepler, what is next for the planet hunters?
At the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society earlier this month, the NASA Kepler Space Telescope team announced its 1,000th discovery of a planet outside our solar system. This brings the total ...
Europe comet mission deserves Nobel, says space chief
A European mission that made the first landing on a comet deserves the Nobel prize, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday.
Lower-cost navigation system developed for self-driving cars
A new software system developed at the University of Michigan uses video game technology to help solve one of the most daunting hurdles facing self-driving and automated cars—the high cost of the laser ...
One of the Milky Way's arms might encircle the entire galaxy
Given that our Solar System sits inside the Milky Way Galaxy, getting a clear picture of what it looks like as a whole can be quite tricky. In fact, it was not until 1852 that astronomer Stephen Alexander ...
Largest-ever study quantifies the value of rooftop photovoltaics
A multi-institutional research team of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkley Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, universities, and appraisers ...