A series of aerofoil-shaped panels downwind of an airport runway could break up the plumes of exhaust gases from departing aircraft, preventing those gases from staying near the ground and so dispersing them more quickly. A similar array could be used to prevent vehicle pollutants accumulating downwind of motorways, or even to disperse ground frosts over arable fields.
Thanks to a small screen on their skis, backcountry skiers can see various data recorded by sensors as they ski. The length and number of turns going up, their cadence and even the symmetry of their steps appear on the device. It was developed by an EPFL spin-off that teamed up with a local equipment manufacturer. The device, which attaches directly to the skis, is small and light and loaded with sensors.
Scientists in northeast Germany have flipped the switch on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a physicist herself, pushed the button on February 3, 2016, to inject a tiny amount of hydrogen into the Wendelstein 7-X device at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald.
For the first time, scientists have entangled four photons in their orbital angular momentum. Leiden physicists sent a laser through a crystal, thereby creating four photons with coupled rotation. So far, this has only been done for two photons. The discovery makes uncrackable secret communication of complex information possible between multiple parties.
On the outskirts of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, which is about 400 light-years from Earth, a Flying Saucer glows. Okay, the Flying Saucer isn’t a spaceship. It’s a young star officially known as 2MASS J16281370-243139.
California is committed to 33 percent energy from renewable resources by 2020. With that deadline fast approaching, researchers across the state are busy exploring options.
Research has identified a genetic mechanism that is likely to drive mutations that can lead to cancer.
Researchers have developed a new biosensor test system based on magnetic nanoparticles. It is designed to provide highly accurate measurements of the concentration of protein molecules (e.g. markers, which indicate the onset or development of a disease) in various samples, including opaque solutions or strongly colored liquids.
Slated for launch in 2018, NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) will carry a 3-D printed part made of polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), a material that has never been used in 3-D manufacturing, let alone flown in space.
A team of international researchers recently sequenced the genome of the common bed bug Cimex lectularius, illuminating the genetics that may be responsible for their increased resistance.
Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies. Shares of Google's parent company are pulling ahead of Apple in early trading Tuesday.
In December 2012, North Korea unexpectedly launched a long-range rocket from its west coast. The North Korea regime claimed that the launch successfully placed the country’s first satellite into orbit.
‘I’ is for investment, Sesame Street revealed yesterday. The nonprofit behind the popular children’s TV show, Sesame Workshop, unveiled a new venture capital fund.
The Orion spacecraft pressure vessel, meant to carry humans to Mars, was ferried to Florida in the belly of a chrome-colored leviathan. Not one of the seas, but one of the skies.