Satellite telescope control system created

Engineers at Public University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, have completed work on an automatic control system for Darwin-type satellite telescopes.

Our Universe: A Quantum Loop

“There are two classical branches of the universe connected by a quantum bridge. This connects the former collapse with the current expansion.” While Abhay Ashtekar and his colleagues, Tomasz Pawlowski and Parampreet ...

New instrument for atmospheric research

An advanced laser-based instrument to help research into climate change is being developed for one of the world’s leading atmospheric research aircraft.

The comet with a broken heart

Comet P73/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW 3) is a body with a very tormented past. This comet revolves around the Sun in about 5.4 years, in a very elongated orbit that brings it from inwards the Earth's orbit to the neighbourhood ...

Natural selection at single gene demonstrated

Biologists seeking elusive proof of natural selection at the single-gene level have a powerful new tool at their disposal. Chris Toomajian, postdoctoral researcher in molecular and computational biology in the USC College ...

Nanedi Valles valley system on Mars

These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, show the Nanedi Valles valley system, a steep-sided feature that may have been formed in part by free-flowing water.

UC Berkeley extends reach to iPod generation

Further extending its curricular reach to the iPod generation, the University of California, Berkeley, today announced "Berkeley on iTunes U," a free service that makes video and audio recordings of a growing number of course ...

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