By: Terrence Aym
Rolf Mueller, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, thinks the geometry of bat ears may prove useful for self-contained, robotic flight systems.When many people think of bats the image of blood-sucking vampires comes to mind. But for robotic researchers, those leathery...
By: Charles Simmins
Buried underground along the Swiss - French border is one of the most important scientific research projects ever undertaken. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is busy, working to discover the smallest and most intangible pieces of matter and energy that make up our universe. Working...
By: Terrence Aym
Grim astronomers in Russia have recalculated the trajectory of the ominous asteroid Apophis and now predict it will slam into Earth on April 13, 2036.An asteroid struck the Yucatan basin 65 million years ago wiping out the dinosaurs, changing the climate, and destroying much...
By: Terrence Aym
Researchers have come across an odd phenomenon while studying the properties of quantum physics. Again and again experiments have shown that two linked particles seem to be entangled and what happens to one happens to the other. Surprisingly it doesn't matter if they're one mile...
The space shuttle Challenger disaster
By: Tonya Barker
Do you remember where you were on January 28, 1986? That day will forever be etched in millions of people;s minds and hearts forever. It was the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded just miles above the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla...
A look at what scientists learned from smashing ions together inside the Large Hadron Collider
By: W. H. Lindgren
The first two things that scientists learned from smashing very specific lead (Pb 82) heavy ion particles together was that the resulting impacts produced far more particle releases than anticipated, and the temperatures of some "fireballs" reached 18 trillion degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 500...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Water molecules are polar because of their shape (it is a bend molecule). The molecule has one side that is charged positively and one side that is negatively charged. Water molecules are made up of one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms. The bonds between...
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists have made a new discovery in space. As illustrated in an image spied by a strong new camera on the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers are relatively confident they have been able to detect the oldest known galaxy. The report was published on Jan. 27...
Astronomers now predict killer asteroid will hit Earth in 2036
By: M. A. Voelker-Beaver
Run for the hills earthlings, the sky could be falling come April 13, 2036. That’s right, Russian astronomers have the low down on a killer asteroid named Apophis that could be heading our way in about 25 years. Intially, back in 2004, Astronomers had...
By: Elizabeth M Young
A Space.com article has a spectacular photo capture that clearly shows the "double whammy": A mid sized M1 flare and an erupting filament that occurred almost at the same time on January 28. A brief YouTube video displays NASA's real time film (January...

 

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