Much like the inside of an operating room, in the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., engineers worked meticulously to implant part of the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope. They scrubbed up and suited up to perform one of the most delicate performances of their lives. That part of the eyes, the MIRI, or Mid-Infrared Instrument, will glimpse the formation of...
The search for cleaner, low temperature nuclear fuels has produced a shock result for a team of...
Mathematicians from Queen Mary, University of London will bring researchers one-step closer to...
Scientists at Princeton University used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear...
"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.
The SC International Conference for High Performance Computing Networking, Storage, and Analysis Steering Committee is seeking future leaders for the SC Conference Series. Nominations for the SC16 General Chair and two openings on the SC Steering committee are now open.
The Twin Rectangular Jet model, installed on the Nozzle Acoustic Test Rig in the Aeroacoustic Propulsion Laboratory at NASA's Glenn Research Center, is being tested to determine the acoustic impact of engine configurations on low sonic boom aircraft for the High Speed Project of the Fundamental Aeronautics Program.
Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook (AELN) offers integration with the Accelrys Enterprise Platform (AEP), supporting the management and orchestration of information, data, people, tasks and processes within and across labs, while enhancing collaboration, externalization, chemistry harmonization, instrument integration, experiment design and reporting.
Intel joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) partnership, along with 10 other industry leaders: Cisco, HP, HyTrust, McAfee, Microsoft, RSA, Splunk, Symantec, Vanguard and Venafi.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) 246th National Meeting & Exposition, will take place at the Indiana Convention Center and at area hotels, with more than 7,100 presentations on new discoveries that span science’s horizons — from astronomy to zoology.
On April 17, a paper arrived in the inbox of Annals of Mathematics, one of the discipline’s preeminent journals. Written by a mathematician virtually unknown to the experts in his field — a 50-something lecturer at the University of New Hampshire named Yitang Zhang — the paper claimed to have taken a huge step forward in understanding one of mathematics’ oldest problems, the twin primes...
Pulsars have a number of unusual qualities. Like zombies, they shine even though they're technically dead, and they rotate rapidly, emitting powerful and regular beams of radiation that are seen as flashes of light, blinking on and off at intervals from seconds to milliseconds. A NASA team has built a first-of-a-kind testbed that simulates these distinctive pulsations.
RICHLAND, Wash. – Enough Northwest wind energy to power about 85,000 homes each month could be stored in porous rocks deep underground for later use, according to a new, comprehensive study. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Bonneville Power Administration identified two unique methods for this energy storage approach and two eastern Washington...
ZURICH - Video compositing to create special effects, replace backgrounds or combine multiple takes of an actor's performance is an integral, but highly labor-intensive, part of modern film making. Researchers at Disney Research, Zürich, however, have found an innovative way to create these composite videos that is simple, fast, and easy to use.
A humanoid robot can receive an object handed to it by a person with something approaching natural, human-like motion thanks to a new method developed by scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh in a project partially funded by the International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (interACT) at Carnegie Mellon University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).