Cassini Swaps Thrusters

(PhysOrg.com) -- Early this morning the Cassini spacecraft relayed information that it had successfully swapped to a backup set of propulsion thrusters late Wednesday.

Students Launch Cockroaches and Cameras Into Space

(PhysOrg.com) -- A group of cockroaches recently took a ride on a high-altitude balloon launched into space by freshmen aerospace engineering students from the University of California, San Diego. The cockroaches were put ...

'Self-correcting' gates advance quantum computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two Dartmouth researchers have found a way to develop more robust “quantum gates,” which are the elementary building blocks of quantum circuits. Quantum circuits, someday, will be used to operate quantum ...

Adventures in the 'Goldilocks zone'

When NASA's Kepler telescope rocketed into the night sky last week, two Berkeley astronomers watching its fading contrail were hoping that the telescope will reveal Earth's — and humanity's — place in the universe.

Culture skews human evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- The rise of agriculture 10,000 years ago meant the end of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle for which human beings had been optimized by millions of years of evolution and the beginning of an era where culture ...

Study shows Human Sounds may Kill Fish

(PhysOrg.com) -- Anthropogenic, or human generated, sounds have the potential to significantly affect the lives of aquatic animals - from the individual animal’s well-being, right through to its reproduction, migration ...

Web 2.0 for the real world

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers working on some of the most fundamental issues facing the future internet paradigm have developed - in their spare time, no less - a mobile platform that brings some of the most powerful ...

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