Physics

NASA Administrator Statement on ESA’s Commitment to Space Station

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) decision to continue its operations aboard the International Space Station:

NASA Sets Coverage for Briefings, Launch of Small Satellite Constellation

The launch of NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft is scheduled for 8:24 a.m. EST Monday, Dec. 12. News briefings, live launch commentary, photo opportunities and other media events will be held at nearby NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Cooling technique helps researchers 'target' a major component for a new collider

Researchers have recently developed a new ultra-low-friction sliding contact mechanism that uses chilled water to remove heat from a key component of a next-generation collider.

What makes your voice yours? Researchers take steps to characterize and quantify voice quality

What are the characteristics of the way you say, "hello," (or anything else for that matter) that makes you recognizable over the phone? Despite the increasing amount of literature on personal voice quality, very little is actually known about how to characterize the sound of an individual speaker.

NASA Announces Early Stage Innovation Space Technology Research Grants

NASA has selected 13 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.

NASA Announces Early Stage Innovation Space Technology Research Grants

NASA has selected 13 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.

High-precision magnetic field sensing

Scientists have developed a highly sensitive sensor to detect tiny changes in strong magnetic fields. The sensor may find widespread use in medicine and other areas.

Shape matters when light meets atom

Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices, report scientists in a new article.

Russian Resupply Ship Experiences Anomaly; International Space Station Crew is Fine

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday on a Soyuz rocket, but experienced an anomaly around six and a half minutes into its flight.

NASA Invites Media to Talk with Cast of Hidden Figures at Kennedy Space Center

Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to participate in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 12, with cast members from the 20th Century Fox motion picture Hidden Figures.

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