Northwestern University physicist Eric Dahl is part of a group of physicists that has just launched an unusual new experiment in an attempt to be the first to directly confirm the existence of dark matter. Scientists this week heard their first pops in an experiment that searches for signs of dark matter in the form of tiny bubbles.
The Navy's newest unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platform...
Tempe, Ariz. — An amazing glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the...
The brain’s repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess...
This 100x photo of a moth antenna received an honorable mention in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Dr. Donna Beer Stolz of the Department of Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, using confocal stack reconstruction of autofluorescence.
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day. It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in the lab.
Philosopher Jill North ponders what quantum mechanics has done to reality. In a post-Einstein world where wave/particles apparently exist in multidimensions, why do we seem to live in a space of only three dimensions? North, associate professor of philosophy, is a proponent of wave function realism
Two new species of cave-dwelling short-tailed whipscorpions have been discovered in northeastern Brazil, and are described in research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Adalberto Santos, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and colleagues.
We believe quantum computing may help solve some of the most challenging computer science problems, particularly in machine learning. Machine learning is all about building better models of the world to make more accurate predictions. If we want to cure diseases, we need better models of how they develop.
This image of the storm system that generated the F-4 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was taken by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard one of the Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites. The image was captured as the tornado began its deadly swath.
A full 90 percent of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years. The internet companies are awash with data that can be grouped and utilised. Is this a good thing? An increasing amount of data is becoming available on the internet. Each and every one of us is constantly producing and releasing data about ourselves.
Ninety-seven teams from 28 Colorado schools participated in today's car competitions hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The student teams raced solar and lithium ion powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.
Environment is not the only factor in shaping regulatory patterns -- and it might not even be the primary factor, according to a new Rice University study that looks at how cells' protein networks relate to a bacteria's genome. When environmental factors are eliminated from an evolutionary model, mutations and genetic drift can give rise to the patterns that appear.
HOUSTON -- (May 21, 2013) -- Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color. The breakthrough by a team of theoretical and applied physicists and engineers at Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) is described this...
"Spring is like a perhaps hand," wrote the poet E. E. Cummings: "carefully / moving a perhaps / fraction of flower here placing / an inch of air there... / without breaking anything." With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of chemical fluid, the most delicate flower structures have been formed in a Harvard laboratory — and not at the scale of inches, but microns.
Scientists have discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life. This water could be some of the oldest on the planet and may even contain life. Not just that, but the similarity between the rocks that trapped it and those on Mars raises the hope that comparable life-sustaining water could lie buried beneath the red planet’s surface.
When did the first stars and galaxies form in the universe? How brightly did they burn their nuclear fuel? The first massive stars to form in the universe produced copious ultraviolet light that ionized gas from neutral hydrogen. CIBER observes in the near infrared, as the expansion of the universe stretched the original short ultraviolet wavelengths to long near-infrared wavelengths today.
This 120x photo of Radiolaria shells received an honorable mention in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Ralph Claus Grimm of Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia, using a darkfield technique.
The SSG-6047R-E1R72L high-capacity Double-Sided Storage server features 72x 3.5” hot-swappable HDDs plus 2x 2.5” hot- swappable HDDs, supporting up to 288 TB using the latest 4 TB Enterprise drives.