Antenna glitch on historic space shuttle flight

The US space shuttle Discovery blasted off Monday toward the International Space Station for a historic mission that put more women in orbit than ever.

Engineers turn noise into vision

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technique for revealing images of hidden objects may one day allow pilots to peer through fog and doctors to see more precisely into the human body without surgery.

Researchers discover how bats avoid collisions (w/ Video)

For years, Brown University neuroscientist James Simmons has filmed bats as they flew in packs or individually chased prey in thick foliage. All the while, he asked himself why the bats never collided with objects in their ...

NASA Airborne Radar Studies Haiti Earthquake Faults

In response to the disaster in Haiti on Jan. 12, NASA has added a series of science overflights of earthquake faults in Haiti and the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola to a previously scheduled three-week airborne ...

Smarter cars are gaining traction (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lives can depend on a vehicle's moment-by-moment traction. New European technology promises to make cars as good as experienced, alert drivers at sensing and adjusting to wet, snowy or icy roads.

Next generation lens promises more control

(PhysOrg.com) -- Duke University engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater detail.

Triple Asteroid System Triples Observers' Interest

(PhysOrg.com) -- Radar imaging at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar on June 12 and 14, 2009, revealed that near-Earth asteroid 1994 CC is a triple system. Asteroid 1994 CC encountered Earth within 2.52 million kilometers ...

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