New findings on why Antarctic ice sheets melt

Research from Victoria University has revealed new findings on why Antarctic ice sheets have melted in the past, as well as how future melting may affect sea levels.

3D model of the ionosphere F-region developed by NRL scientists

The first global simulation study of equatorial spread F (ESF) bubble evolution using a comprehensive 3D ionosphere model, SAMI3, has been demonstrated. The model self-consistently solves for the neutral wind driven dynamo ...

Assessment regime encourages superficial learning

Research by a Victoria University graduate shows that achieving NCEA credits is taking priority over authentic scientific investigation for Year 11 science teachers and their students.

Bulwarks with brains: automatic alarms

Siemens is researching a monitoring technology that detects damage to levees at an early stage. The researchers expect that with the help of sensors it will be possible to monitor the stability of the protective walls, with ...

Herschel spacecraft celebrates one year of spectacular science

The World's largest space telescope, ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, is celebrating one year of spectacular science. A meeting at the Royal Astronomical Society in London is showcasing some of the latest groundbreaking ...

New territory in nuclear fission explored with ISOLDE

An international collaboration led by the University of Leuven, Belgium, exploiting ISOLDE’s radioactive beams, has recently discovered an unexpected new type of asymmetric nuclear fission, which challenges current theories. ...

Young stellar clusters

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most stars are thought to form in clusters rather than in isolation, as the gas and dust in a molecular cloud coalesces under the influence of gravity until clumps develop that are dense enough to become ...

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