What will Webb see? Supercomputer models yield sneak previews

As scientists and engineers work to make NASA's James Webb Space Telescope a reality, they find themselves wondering what new sights the largest space-based observatory ever constructed will reveal. With Webb, astronomers ...

NASA's TRMM satellite sees Tomas' power fluctuate

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite traveled over Tomas twice on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The second time was at 2005 UTC (4:05 p.m. EDT) when it was still classified as a tropical storm. During TRMM's second ...

Cell membranes behave like cornstarch and water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Surprising discovery by physicists at the University of Oregon overturns a long-held belief, and raises fresh new scientific questions about the biology that regulates lipid and protein mobility.

Cosmic Curiosity Reveals Ghostly Glow of Dead Quasar

(PhysOrg.com) -- While sorting through hundreds of galaxy images as part of the Galaxy Zoo citizen science project two years ago, Dutch schoolteacher and volunteer astronomer Hanny van Arkel stumbled upon a strange-looking ...

GPS maker Garmin hanging up on smartphones

GPS maker Garmin is abandoning the smartphone business after failing to find its way in the highly competitive sector with a handset released a year ago.

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