News tagged with theoretical science

Inside Science Of Iron Man 2

When Iron Man 2 opens in theaters this Friday, you probably won't notice the science consultant who helped bring real science into the world of science fiction.

May 05, 2010
4.3 / 5 (11) 13 | with audio podcast

How does hydrogen metallize?

Hydrogen is deceptively simple. It has only a single electron per atom, but it powers the sun and forms the majority of the observed universe. As such, it is naturally exposed to the entire range of pressures ...

Jul 29, 2013
5 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast

Two Solar System puzzles solved

Comets and asteroids preserve the building blocks of our Solar System and should help explain its origin. But there are unsolved puzzles. For example, how did icy comets obtain particles that formed at high ...

Jul 25, 2012
4.7 / 5 (7) 14 | with audio podcast

Untangling life's origins

Researchers in the Evolutionary Bioinformatics Laboratory at the University of Illinois in collaboration with German scientists have been using bioinformatics techniques to probe the world of proteins for answers to questions ...

Mar 11, 2013
5 / 5 (5) 3 | with audio podcast

Solar System Shield

Water vapor in planet-forming disks may block ultraviolet radiation from destroying water and other important molecules for life, according to new calculations.

Jan 14, 2010
4.6 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast