Astronomers Discover New Star in Southern Cross

A research team at Swarthmore College discovered a previously unknown companion to the bright star, beta Crucis, in the Southern Cross. As a prominent member of the well-known constellation Crux, or the Southern Cross, it ...

U.S. high school physics enrollment up

U.S. high school physics class enrollment is increasing, and the number of U.S. physics bachelor's degrees is up 31 percent since 2000.

Astronaut wouldn't refuse return to space

German astronaut Thomas Reiter of the European Space Agency held a news conference Thursday to tell reporters he would enjoy returning to space.

Scientists develop atom-scale switch

U.S. Energy Department scientists performing basic research have discovered a carbon nanotube-based system that functions as an atom-scale switch.

Scientists create body decay ID system

U.S. scientists have created a system designed to help locate hidden burial sites and provide evidence that points to the victims' killers.

U.S. scientists develop better heat pump

U.S. homeowners might soon see their electric bills decreasing thanks to an integrated heat pump system developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Bats in flight reveal unexpected aerodynamics

The maneuverability of a bat in flight makes even Harry Potter's quidditch performance look downright clumsy. While many people may be content to simply watch these aerial acrobats in wonder, Kenneth Breuer and Sharon Swartz ...

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