Space eye with 34 telescopes will investigate one million stars (Update)
The exploration of planets around stars other than the Sun, known as extrasolar planets or 'exoplanets', is one of the most exciting topics of 21st century science. One of the key goals of this research is ...
Scientists identify a mathematical 'crystal ball' that may predict calamities
Neuroscientists have come up with a mathematical equation that may help predict calamities such as financial crashes in economic systems and epileptic seizures in the brain.
Researchers propose a new system for quantum simulation
Researchers from the universities in Mainz, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Ulm have proposed a new platform for quantum simulation. In a theoretical paper recently published in Physical Review Letters, they show t ...
Team unveils foldable micro electric car, Armadillo-T (w/ Video)
Looking for a parking space for hours at a busy shopping mall or being stuck on roads jammed with cars releasing large amounts of carbon dioxide are all-too-familiar scenes for city dwellers.
Finding the keys to boiling heat transfer
A team of MIT researchers has succeeded in carrying out the first systematic investigation of the factors that control boiling heat transfer from a surface to a liquid. This process is crucial to the efficiency of power plants ...
New experiment opens window on glasses
(Phys.org) —For the first time, scientists have mapped the structure of a metallic glass on the atomic scale, bringing them closer to understanding where the liquid ends and the solid begins in glassy materials.
Researchers build two versions of new most accurate clock ever
Kepler spacecraft's breakdown changes NASA mission's course
Crippled in space, the Kepler spacecraft's planet-hunting days are likely over. But its discoveries may be yet to come.
Searching for solar systems like our own: Hunt for exoplanets may someday reveal habitable, Earth-like worlds
The solar system's configuration is learned in grade school, and forever committed to memory with the help of foam balls, deconstructed coat hangers, and paint. It's a fairly straightforward arrangement: ...
Kepler team identifies planet impostors that are binary stars in disguise
Observations by the Kepler satellite have advanced our knowledge of stars and their orbiting planets, yielding more than 100 confirmed planets and about 3,000 candidates. However, orbiting planets may not ...
Disappearing light: Precision measurement of an atomic transition
(Phys.org)—Modern precision measurements are spectacular feats of engineering. An excellent example is determining the passage of time. Before John Harrison's marine chronometer in the mid 18th century, ...
Impurity atoms impart remarkable control over water-splitting reactions on insulator surfaces
Ultra-thin inorganic oxide films are set to play vital roles in future catalytic systems, according to findings from Jaehoon Jung and Yousoo Kim at RIKEN's Advanced Science Institute in Wako and two colleagues ...
New York's tech companies makes do after Sandy
(AP)—New York City's bustling technology scene, known as Silicon Alley, was not spared by Hurricane Sandy, which knocked out power lines, devastated the public transit system and left portions of the city ...
State-mandated planning, higher resident wealth linked to more sustainable city transportation
Transportation practices tend to be more environmentally friendly in wealthier metropolitan areas located within states that mandate comprehensive planning, new research suggests.