Sandia's Z machine creates ice in nanoseconds

Sandia’s huge Z machine, which generates termperatures hottter than the sun, has turned water to ice in nanoseconds. However, don’t expect anything commercial just yet: the ice is hotter than the boiling point of water.

First science from the Large Binocular Telescope

An international team headed by University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Peter M. Garnavich has reported the first scientific result from the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). The team imaged a distant “afterglow” of gamma ...

Arctic Sea Ice Decline May Trigger Climate Change Cascade

Arctic sea ice that has been dwindling for several decades may have reached a tipping point that could trigger a cascade of climate change reaching into Earth's temperate regions, says a new University of Colorado at Boulder ...

Music and Phone Calls via Bluetooth at Home

Siemens has developed a small Bluetooth-enabled device that allows to make cordless phone calls and listen to music simultaneously. The Gigaset ZX1 consists of a communicator with a button for accepting incoming calls, plus ...

Powerful Little Light: LED With 1,000 Lumens

Osram has developed a small light-emitting diode spotlight that achieves an output of more than 1,000 lumens for the first time. That’s brighter than a 50-watt halogen lamp, thereby making the device suitable for a broad ...

'Software glasses' clarify view of lunar thorium

Using a novel approach to data analysis, a sharper pair of “software glasses,” scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are taking a closer look at spectroscopic Moon images to better understand how that body was ...

Scientists develop new terahertz material

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have created a device for manipulating terahertz (THz) radiation. The device could be the basis for novel electronics and photonics applications ranging from new imaging methods ...

Scientists Study True Colors of Amazon Rainforests

Using NASA satellite data, Boston University scientist Ranga Myneni studied the amount and dynamics of green leaf area of Amazon rainforests. The study found a 25 percent increase in leaf area during the dry season when skies ...

What Lies Beneath

Studies conducted by University of Arkansas researchers suggest locations where future Mars missions might seek liquid water underneath Martian soil.

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