Physics

One step closer to a quantum computer

Scientists have succeeded in both initializing and reading nuclear spins, relevant to qubits for quantum computers, at room temperature.

NASA Challenges Teams to Build Autonomous Robots

Teams are perfecting their hardware and software to compete for prize money at NASA’s 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge.

NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, a Vining, Minn., native who is making final preparations for a launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 7- 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 9.

NASA Extends Crew Flight Contract with Russian Space Agency

NASA has signed a $424 million modification to its contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) for full crew transportation services to the International Space Station in 2016 with return and rescue services extending through June 2017.

Cicadas get a jump on cleaning (w/ Video)

As cicadas on the East Coast begin emerging from their 17-year slumber, a spritz of dew drops is all they need to keep their wings fresh and clean. Researchers at Duke University and James Cook University in Australia have shown that dew drops can be beneficial not only in cleaning cicada wings, but other water-repellant surfaces. On these so-called superhydrophobic surfaces, dew drops "jump" by themselves, carrying away the contaminants.

Researchers create design for nanometer-scale material that can speed up, squeeze light

(Phys.org) —In a process one researcher compares to squeezing an elephant through a pinhole, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have designed a way to engineer atoms capable of funneling light through ultra-small channels.

Scientists advance important microscopic technique for biomedical research

Scientists at TU Delft have made an important advancement in a new microscopic technique that is widely used in medical research. They demonstrate what the resolution of this localisation microscopy is and how the best resolution can be achieved as quickly as possible. This week their findings are being published online in the scientific journal Nature Methods.

Researchers design nanometer-scale material that can speed up, squeeze light

In a process one researcher compares to squeezing an elephant through a pinhole, researchers have designed a way to engineer atoms capable of funneling light through ultra-small channels.

Texas Students to Speak Live With Space Station NASA Astronaut

NASA Expedition 35 astronaut and flight engineer Chris Cassidy aboard the International Space Station will conduct a live air-to-ground talk with students of Fredricksburg High School in Texas at 12:40 p.m. EDT (11:40 a.m. CDT) Thursday, May 2.

NASA, NSBRI Select 23 Proposals to Support Crew Health on Missions

NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston will fund 23 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions.

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