NASA demonstrated that it can land an unmanned spacecraft on a rugged planetary surface in the pitch dark in a May 28, 2014 free-flight test of the Morpheus prototype lander and Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology, or ALHAT.
Researchers at The University of Akron are again spinning inspiration from spider silk—this time to create more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for example, potentially attach tendons to bones or bind fractures.
(Phys.org) —As left over building blocks of the solar system's formation, asteroids are of significant interest to scientists. Resources, especially water, embedded within asteroids could be of use to astronauts traveling through deep space.
Surprisingly strong magnetic fields challenge black holes' pull phys.org A new study of supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies has found magnetic fields play an impressive role in the systems' dynamics.
Jon Butterworth: Einstein's general relativity, and quantum field theory in the Standard Model of particle physics, have different spheres of influence. Uniting them is one of the big challenges of physics.
University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light-matter interaction in metals, the exciton. The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics.
Nanotubes—microscopic cylinders the shape of drinking straws, but just one-thousandth the diameter of a human hair—have been the subject of intensive research, with potential uses ranging from solar cells to chemical sensors to reinforced composite...
A mosaic of 46 images showing the transit of the ISS across the sun visible from southwest London on May 16, 2014 at 06:23 UT. Credit and copyright: Roger Hutchinson. “I’ve been wanting to get one of these for ages!