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Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. has wings on one-handed dunk

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Dallas Mavericks star Dennis Smith Jr. appeared to have wings when he flew in for a one-handed dunk against the Washington Wizards.

Researchers create most complete high-resolution atomic movie of photosynthesis to date

1 week ago from Physorg

Despite its role in shaping life as we know it, many aspects of photosynthesis remain a mystery. An international collaboration between scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National...

HII contracted by GenDyn for early work on Columbia-class submarine

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General Dynamics awarded a $197 million contract to Huntington Ingalls for long-lead-time material and advance construction on the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.

'The Purge' television series renewed for a second season

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USA Network has renewed horror series "The Purge" -- based on the film franchise of the same name -- for a second season.

Doing the wave: How stretchy fluids react to wavy surfaces

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists investigate the strange behavior of viscoelastic fluids in a series of specially designed experiments.

Autonomous vehicles could shape the future of urban tourism

1 week ago from Physorg

In the first study of its kind, published in the Annals of Tourism Research, academics from the University of Surrey and the University of Oxford have examined how Autonomous Vehicles...

Experiments with optical tweezers race to test the laws of quantum mechanics

1 week ago from Physorg

One might think that the optical tweezer – a focused laser beam that can trap small particles – is old hat by now. After all, the tweezer was invented by...

Aluminium oxide found in an ultra-hot Jupiter

1 week ago from Physorg

An international team led by the astrophysicist Carolina von Essen, has used the OSIRIS spectrograph on the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) to study the chemical composition of a planet whose...

Using diamonds to recharge civilian drones in flight

1 week ago from Physorg

A small lab-grown diamond measuring a few millimeters per side could one day enable civilian drones to be recharged in mid-flight through a laser. Thanks to the diamond, the laser...

New prosthetic hand system allows user to 'feel' again

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a new prosthetic hand system with a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator that has restored 'feeling' to a person with a hand amputation.

New analysis about synchronization transitions improves knowledge of physical, biological systems

1 week ago from Science Daily

In physical, biological and technological systems, the time that a system's components take to influence each other can affect the transition to synchronization, an important finding that improves understanding of...

Wind tunnel and lasers provide hypersonic proving ground at Sandia National Laboratories

1 week ago from Physorg

It's about speed, and Sandia National Laboratories, with a hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology, is in an excellent position to help U.S. defense agencies understand the physics...

Boeing issues safety bulletin for 737 MAX 8 after Lion Air crash in Indonesia

1 week ago from UPI

Faulty sensors made it difficult for the pilots of Lion Air Flight 610 to determine how fast they were flying, crash investigators and Boeing said.

Dancing atoms in perovskite materials provide insight into how solar cells work

1 week ago from Physorg

A closer look at materials that make up conventional solar cells reveals a nearly rigid arrangement of atoms with little movement. But in hybrid perovskites, a promising class of solar...

Scientists shuffle the deck to create materials with new quantum behaviors

1 week ago from Physorg

Layered transition metal dichalcogenides or TMDCs—materials composed of metal nanolayers sandwiched between two other layers of chalcogens— have become extremely attractive to the research community due to their ability to...

The limits of hematite

1 week ago from Physorg

Hematite and other transition metal oxides are used in the renewable production of hydrogen. Researchers at the TU Darmstadt have discovered why the materials reached their limits doing so. Their...

How stretchy fluids react to wavy surfaces

1 week ago from Physorg

Viscoelastic fluids are everywhere, whether racing through your veins or through 1,300 kilometers of pipe in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Unlike Newtonian fluids, such as oil or water, viscoelastic fluids stretch...

Filtering liquids with liquids saves electricity

1 week ago from Science Daily

Filtering and treating water accounts for about 13 percent of all electricity consumed in the US every year and releases about 290 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere...

Next-generation technology is coming to a self-driving car near you

1 week ago from Physorg

Typically, navigation systems for autonomous cars use visible light to identify foreign objects. This works most of the time. But in misty, foggy, or rainy conditions, self-driving cars become a...

New method rapidly detects trace amounts of small molecule compounds

1 week ago from Physorg

Russian researchers from Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GPI RAS) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have developed the world's first ultrasensitive...

Structure-ID technique could shift chemistry to warp speed

1 week ago from Physorg

Work that previously could have taken chemists months can now be done in minutes.

Image: A rare optical phenomenon spotted from orbit

1 week ago from Physorg

Despite humankind's scientific prowess there are still many phenomena that defy explanation or a common agreement on why something happens. A 'glory' is a rare optical phenomenon that is mostly...

Making steps toward improved data storage

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of scientists has created the world's most powerful electromagnetic pulses in the terahertz range to control in fine detail how a data-storage material switches physical form. This discovery...

Scientists to track the reaction of crystals to the electric field

1 week ago from Physorg

An international scientific team, which included scientists from China, Israel, England and Russia, has developed a new method for measuring the response of crystals on the electric field. The study,...

Making wind farms more efficient

1 week ago from Physorg

With energy demands rising, researchers at Penn State Behrend and the University of Tabriz, Iran, have completed an algorithm—or approach—to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue...

Bizarre metals may help unlock mysteries of how Earth’s magnetic field forms

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Weyl metals could simulate the dynamo effect that generates the planet’s magnetism, a new study suggests.

Making grad school possible for minorities

1 week ago from Physorg

Eze Ahanonu was first introduced to engineering in middle school, when he attended Summer Engineering Academy at the University of Arizona. Somewhere in between designing aerodynamic car bodies in SolidWorks,...

Filtering liquids with liquids saves electricity

1 week ago from Physorg

Filtering and treating water, both for human consumption and to clean industrial and municipal wastewater, accounts for about 13% of all electricity consumed in the US every year and releases...