Physics

NASA Selects Engineering Product Integration Contractor

NASA has selected S&K Global Solutions LLC of Polson, Mont., to consolidate contractor support into an integrated infrastructure approach for the Engineering Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Google+ Hangout with NASA, Small Business Administration Chiefs Sept. 19 Features Mars Curiosity Contractor

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills will speak about the contributions of small businesses to the successful of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover mission during a Google+ Hangout at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Open For Business: NASA Seeks Small Business Proposals for High Tech R&D

NASA is seeking proposals for its SBIR and STTR programs that will create the new technologies needed to enable the agency's future missions while benefiting America.

A Dying Star Is Reborn in a Lab


Astronomer Don Winget studies stars, yet his targets are never more than yards away.

Scientists differentiate chemical bonds in individual molecules for first time using noncontact atomic force microscopy

IBM scientists have been able to differentiate the chemical bonds in individual molecules for the first time using a technique known as noncontact atomic force microscopy (AFM). The results push the exploration of using molecules and atoms at the smallest scale and could be important for studying graphene devices, which are currently being explored by both industry and academia for applications including high-bandwidth wireless communication and electronic displays.

International Space Station Astronauts Land Safely in Kazakhstan

Three members of the Expedition 32 crew undocked from the International Space Station and returned safely to Earth on Sunday, wrapping up a mission lasting more than four months.

International Space Station Astronauts Land Safely in Kazakhstan

Three members of the Expedition 32 crew undocked from the International Space Station and returned safely to Earth on Sunday, wrapping up a mission lasting more than four months.

Weather Postpones Shuttle Endeavour Ferry Flight to Sept. 18

NASA's planned ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 18 due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Monday, Sept. 17.

Scientists planning next particle super collider to meet at UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington will host hundreds of particle physicists from all over the world Oct. 22-26 for the International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders.

Watch This: Water Droplets Held Aloft By Sound Waves | 80beats

To keep droplets of liquid floating in midair, the device in the video above relies on a hum of sound just above the range of human hearing. This technology, called an acoustic levitator, suspends these tiny balls of liquid using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions, counteracting the force of gravity.

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