Physics

Experiment corrects prediction in quantum theory

Scientists are rewriting a page from the quantum physics rulebook using a laboratory once dubbed the coldest spot in the universe.

Biochemistry: New technique to study interaction of metal ions in a liquid

In August, the members of an ISOLDE project called LOI88 successfully employed a new technique to study the interaction of metal ions in a liquid. It's the first time that specific ions have been studied in a liquid medium - a technical achievement that opens promising doors for biochemistry.

Angling for gold: Alternative description of atomic level gold bonding

A study on how gold atoms bond to other atoms using a model that takes into account bonds direction has been carried out by physicist Marie Backman from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and colleagues. These findings are a first step toward better understanding how gold binds to other materials through strong, so-called covalent, bonds.

Higgs: Bringing the power of data-mining to astrophysics, biology

(Phys.org)—The art of data mining is about searching for the extraordinary within a vast ocean of regularity. This can be a painful process in any field, but especially in particle physics, where the amount of data can be enormous, and 'extraordinary' means a new understanding about the fundamental underpinnings of our universe. Now, a tool first conceived in 2005 to manage data from the world's largest particle accelerator may soon push the boundaries of other disciplines.

NASA Mars Rover Targets Unusual Rock En Route to First Destination

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-size rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Ferry Flight Continues West

The space shuttle Endeavour atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is scheduled to depart Houston's Ellington Field at about 7 a.m. CDT on Thursday for California.

NASA Telescopes Spy Ultra-Distant Galaxy Amidst Cosmic 'Dark Ages'

WASHINGTON -- With the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astronomers have spotted what could be the most distant galaxy ever seen. Light from the young galaxy captured by the orbiting observatories first shone when our 13.7-billion-year-old universe was just 500 million years old.

NASA Administrator Bolden and SBA Administrator Mills "Hangout" with Curiosity Small Business ATA Engineering

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills highlighted the contributions of small businesses to the success of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars during a Google+ Hangout Wednesday with ATA Engineering, headquartered in Herndon, Va.

NASA Exercises First Option Period for the LITES Contract

NASA has awarded Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies of Greenbelt, Md., a modification to exercise the first option period for the agency's Langley Research Center Information Technology Enhanced Services (LITES) task-order contract.

Home From Space, NASA Astronaut Joe Acaba Set for Interviews

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba of Southern California, who returned to Earth Sept. 17 after four months on the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 7-8 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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