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Astronomy Apr 02, 2019

Subaru telescope helps determine that dark matter is not made up of tiny primordial black holes

An international team of researchers has put a theory speculated by the late Stephen Hawking to its most rigorous test to date, and their results based on the observations using the Subaru Telescope have ruled out the possibility ...

Space Exploration Apr 03, 2019

Image: Space antenna

Unlike traditional satellite dishes used to pick up television signals, this antenna has to work in space itself. Rather than being clamped to an apartment balcony, it will be installed on the exterior of Europe's Columbus ...

Engineering Apr 02, 2019

Purdue startup wins Army's xTechSearch for newest technology to meet modernization needs

Adranos Inc., a Purdue University-affiliated company developing a high-performance, solid propellant for long-range missile and space launch systems, has won the Army's inaugural xTechSearch competition, besting more than ...

Astronomy Apr 02, 2019

Scientists prove that binary stars reflect light from one another

UNSW astronomers have shown that binary stars – two stars locked in orbit around each other – reflect light as well as radiating it, revealing new ways for their detection.

Archaeology & Fossils Apr 01, 2019

Untangling the evolution of feeding strategies in ancient crocodiles

Ancient aquatic crocodiles fed on softer and smaller prey than their modern counterparts and the evolution of skull shape and function allowed them to spread into new habitats, reveal paleobiology researchers from the University ...

Environment Mar 29, 2019

Rising seas force 'underwater homeowners' to mobilize

The "Underwater Homeowners Association" sounds like a sad joke about the future of real estate in flood-prone Miami.

Space Exploration Mar 29, 2019

SpaceX releases a new render of what the all-steel Starship will look like returning to earth

The design for SpaceX's Starship (aka. Big Falcon Rocket) is really starting to come together. Over the holidays, sections of the Starship Hopper (a miniature version of the Starship) were photographed at the company's South ...

Space Exploration Mar 29, 2019

NASA's Mars helicopter completes flight tests

Since the Wright brothers first took to the skies of Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 1903, first flights have been important milestones in the life of any vehicle designed for air travel. After all, it's one thing ...

Astronomy Mar 27, 2019

Cosmic fireworks in the clouds: Volunteer detectives sought for Magellanic Clouds Cluster Search

Caught in a cosmic dance, our nearest neighbor galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, are cartwheeling and circling each other as they fall toward our galaxy, the Milky Way. The gravitational interaction between the Clouds sparks ...

Space Exploration Mar 27, 2019

NASA defends scrapping all-women spacewalk

NASA responded to accusations of sexism Wednesday over its decision to cancel a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts due to a lack of well-fitting spacesuits.

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