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New technology improves gravitational wave detectors by cutting quantum noise  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Physicists have successfully developed a new instrument that significantly reduces quantum-level noise that has thus far limited experiments' ability to spot gravitational waves. Collisions between massive black holes... more
New Instrument Extends LIGO’s Reach  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Just a year ago, the National Science Foundation-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, was picking up whispers of gravitational waves every month or so. Now,... more
Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
If you use a vacuum-insulated thermos to help keep your coffee hot, you may know it's a good insulator because heat energy has a hard time moving through... more
Tech for life  ESA · 4 days
From robotics and more efficient batteries to wheel animals with extraordinary survival skills, life and technology are intertwined on the International Space Station. The last deliveries of the year arrived... more
Ice in motion: Satellites capture decades of change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New time-lapse videos of Earth's glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space -- some spanning nearly 50 years -- are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet's frozen regions... more
Ice in motion: Satellites view decades of change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New time-lapse videos of Earth's glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space—some spanning nearly 50 years—are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet's frozen regions are changing. more
Detecting Solar Flares, More in Real Time  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Computers can learn to find solar flares and other events in vast streams of solar images and help NOAA forecasters issue timely... more
Air Force leaders enthused as Space Force legislation heads to House floor  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett: "It is time for us to move forward with the Space Force.” SpaceNews.com more
How to build a 3D map of the universe - and why  nanowerk · 1 week
Because we don't know what?s pushing the universe outward ever more quickly, 'dark energy' is scientists? shorthand for the mysterious process. To understand the... more
New instrument extends LIGO's reach  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Just a year ago, the National Science Foundation-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, was picking up whispers of gravitational waves every month or so. Now, a new addition to the system is enabling the instruments to detect... more
Detecting solar flares, more in real time  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Computers can learn to find flares and other events in vast streams of solar images to help forecasters issue timely alerts, according to a new study. The machine-learning technique searches satellite data for features... more
Detecting solar flares, more in real time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Computers can learn to find solar flares and other events in vast streams of solar images and help NOAA forecasters issue timely alerts, according to a new study. The machine-learning technique, developed by scientists... more
Harnessing the power of CRISPR in space and time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers in Vienna from Ulrich Elling's laboratory at IMBA—Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences—in collaboration with the Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities have developed a revolutionary CRISPR... more
Carbon Soccer Ball with Extra Proton Probably Most Abundant Form in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
It is one of the most common forms of carbon in space: C60, a soccer ball-shaped carbon molecule, but one that has an extra... more
Harnessing the power of CRISPR in space and time  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a revolutionary CRISPR technology called ?CRISPR-Switch?, which enables unprecedented control of the CRISPR technique in both space and time. more
Watch live: third #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his spacewalking buddy NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will venture beyond the International Space Station’s airlock for the third time on 2 December as... more
Dutch-Chinese radio telescope antennas unfolded behind the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The three antennas on the Dutch-Chinese radio telescope, which is currently located behind the moon, have been unfolded. This was officially announced today by the Dutch team. The Netherlands-China Low Frequency Explorer... more
Carbon soccer ball with extra proton probably most abundant form in space  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It is one of the most common forms of carbon in space: C60, a soccer ball-shaped carbon molecule, but one that has an extra... more
NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster. more
NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster. more
Your RNA May Have Come from Space, Meteor Study Suggests  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Scientists have detected ribose and other bioessential sugars in ancient meteorite samples for the first time, suggesting that RNA may have come from space and played a crucial... more
What If Space-Time Were 'Chunky'? It Would Forever Change the Nature of Reality.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
An ambitious new fleet of spacecraft could reveal whether space-time is smooth or chunky, and in doing so the ultimate nature of... more
How LISA pathfinder detected dozens of 'comet crumbs'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists leveraged LISA Pathfinder's record-setting sensitivity (designed to ripples in space-time produced by, among other things, merging black holes) for a different purpose much closer to home -- mapping microscopic dust shed... more
Research uncovers first evidence of RNA-triggered phase separation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A fundamental question in biology is how cells orchestrate chemical reactions in time and space. more
How LISA pathfinder detected dozens of 'comet crumbs'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by ESA (the European Space Agency) that included NASA contributions, successfully demonstrated technologies needed to build a future space-based gravitational wave observatory, a tool for detecting ripples... more
With Mars Methane Mystery Unsolved, Curiosity Serves Scientists a New One: Oxygen  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly... more
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