Physics

NASA Awards Program Integration Contract for Orion

NASA has selected ARES Technical Services Corp. of Burlingame, Calif., for its program integration contract for Orion.

NASA Set for New Round Of J-2X Testing at Stennis Space Center

NASA's progress toward a return to deep space missions continues with a new round of upcoming tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine, which will help power the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) to new destinations in the solar system.

NASA Unveils Strategic Space Technology Investment Plan

NASA's Strategic Space Technology Investment Plan has been posted to the agency's website.

NASA Launches New Earth Observation Satellite to Continue 40-Year Legacy

NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) roared into space at 1:02 p.m. EST (10:02 a.m. PST) Monday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample

NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior. This is the first time any robot has drilled into a rock to collect a sample on Mars.

Doubt cast on Sir Bernard Lovell's 'brainwashing'

In this month's edition of Physics World, science writer Richard Corfield casts doubt on the alleged "brainwashing" of the late British astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell by the Soviets at the height of the Cold War and explains how his trips beyond the Iron Curtain laid the foundations for the easing of geopolitical tensions between the UK and the USSR.

Researchers explore quantum entanglement

Researchers propose a way in which "spooky action at a distance" can be shown experimentally.

Free the quarks: Calculating the strong force

This year sees the 40th anniversary of the ground-breaking proposal that the interactions between quarks becomes weaker as they come closer together, laying the foundations of quantum chromodynamics, or QCD, the modern theory of the strong interaction.

New study furthers Einstein's 'theory of everything'

(Phys.org)—Sussex physicists have taken a  small step towards fulfilling Einstein's dream of proving there is only one fundamental force in nature.

NASA'S Refueling Demonstration Proves Viability Of Satellite-Servicing Technologies

NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites.

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