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Physicists Demonstrate How Information Can Escape From Black Holes

9 years ago from Science Daily

Physicists have provided a mechanism by which information can be recovered from black holes -- and the first plausible mechanism for how information might escape from black holes, those regions...

Scientists are wary of lunar dust

9 years ago from UPI

HOUSTON, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. National Space Biomedical Research Institute scientists say they are studying the possible negative effects lunar dust may have on visiting astronauts.

NASA's GLAST Gets Shades, Blankets For The Beach

9 years ago from Science Daily

NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, is receiving finishing touches at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, near the beaches of eastern central Florida for its launch. The...

Satellite may help explore ancient Mexico

9 years ago from UPI

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. archeologist plans to use National Aeronautics and Space Administration satellite imagery to study ancient Mexico.

Two astronauts are assigned to the ISS

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency and its international partners say they have assigned two crew members to the Expedition 20 International Space Station mission.

Spot the spacecraft

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Scientists hope the public can help find the Mars Polar Lander's resting place in released images.

Mars probe set for risky descent

Scientists prepare for "seven minutes of terror" as the Phoenix spacecraft attempts to land on the surface.

New Software Brings the Universe to Your Computer

The incredible images from NASA space- and ground-based telescopes are now available to the public through the release of free software from Microsoft.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

9 years ago from UPI

NASA: ISS to soon have new water system … First U.S. canine corneal implant reported … 3-D picture of Alzheimer's peptide created … Phoenix mission ready for Mars landing ......

Microsoft unveils its telescope application

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

WorldWide Telescope allows viewers to focus on a particular planet or cluster of stars. One astronomer say it offers 'almost a cinematic representation' of the heavens. ...

Virtual Telescope Brings Universe Down to Earth

9 years ago from

Computer users can now explore space with the world's best telescopes

Satellite communications by laser

9 years ago from Physorg

Satellites currently use radio waves to exchange data. Now the data rate has been increased a hundredfold by using lasers instead of radio signals. Two test satellites each carried a...

Japan tests super fast satellite broadband

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Japanese scientists say they have successfully tested a super fast broadband internet connection via satellite with speeds capable of reaching 1.2 gigabits per second.

A molecular thermometer for the distant universe

9 years ago from Physorg

Astronomers have made use of ESO`s Very Large Telescope to detect for the first time in the ultraviolet the carbon monoxide molecule in a galaxy located almost 11 billion light-years...

Hawking searches for Einsteins in Africa

9 years ago from UPI

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- Physicist Stephen Hawking is helping launch 15 postgraduate centers for advanced math and physics in Africa.

Texting Costs In UK Are 'Out Of This World' -- More Expensive Than Downloading Data From Hubble Space Telescope

9 years ago from Science Daily

Space scientist says texting in the United Kingdom is at least four times more expensive than receiving scientific data from space.

Astronauts say there must be life in space

9 years ago from Physorg

The human race will find life elsewhere in the universe as it pushes ahead with space exploration, astronauts back from the latest US space mission said Monday.

New laser may help find Earthlike planets

9 years ago from UPI

BOULDER, Colo., May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. and German scientists say they've created an ultrafast laser that, among other things, might aid in the search for Earthlike planets.

Space Station Tricorder

9 years ago from Physorg

Any Trekkies out there? Remember the tricorder? Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock both carried them, and they came in mighty handy exploring "strange new worlds ...where no one has gone...

Mystery of Jupiter ring protrusion solved

9 years ago from UPI

BALTIMORE, May 12 (UPI) -- German and U.S. scientists say they've determined why dust particles from one of Jupiter's faint rings sometimes travel beyond the rings' normal boundary.

NASA, JAXA to conduct sonic boom research

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency said it plans to join the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in conducting research on sonic boom modeling.

Solar Variability: Striking A Balance With Climate Change

9 years ago from Science Daily

The sun has powered almost everything on Earth since life began, including its climate. The sun also delivers an annual and seasonal impact, changing the character of each hemisphere as...

NASA completes first Ares engine tests

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it's completed the first tests of the J-2X engine that will power the upper stages of the Ares...

Could "dark energy" be a sign of Earth's special place in the universe?

9 years ago from Science Blog

Ever since Copernicus placed the Sun at the center of the universe instead of the Earth, scientific discoveries have been repeatedly making our home planet less special and more ordinary....

Frigid robot eyes top tech prize

A robot which cares for millions of frozen biological samples is among four finalists for a top engineering award.

Science Extra podcast: Raymond Tallis

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Alok Jha and James Randerson discuss the human head with scientist, philosopher and poet, Raymond Tallis

Non-ozone-depleting pesticides sought

9 years ago from UPI

VALLADOLID, Spain, May 12 (UPI) -- Spanish scientists say the search for alternatives to ozone-depleting agricultural pesticides might be a more complex task than originally thought.