A new European Space Agency facility aboard the space station will serve as a furnace capable of levitating and heating metals up to 3,632 degrees Fahrenheit.
It is critical that Congress consider two issues in this post-election lame-duck session the American College of Physicians today told Senators Reid and McConnell and Representatives Boehner and Pelosi.
This week, NASA took a big step toward changing the way we plan for long-duration space voyages when astronaut Barry 'Butch' Wilmore successfully installed and prepared the first 3-D printer for upcoming manufacturing operations on the space station.
Springer Science+Business Media and the Association of Dutch Universities have reached a landmark agreement which includes access to more than 2,000 of Springer's subscription journals as well as a commitment to rapidly moving toward open access publishing for all publicly financed research results from the Netherlands.
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Nagoya University finalize exchange program for students and researchers in physics.
FRAX is a widely utilized clinical tool which allows primary healthcare providers worldwide to calculate an individual's 10-year probability of osteoporotic fracture. The newly launched version 3.9 of FRAX includes new country models for Croatia, Estonia, Israel and Venezuela. The calculator can now be used in a total of 57 countries and accessed in 30 different languages. The tool thus helps an increasing number of healthcare providers to better target the patients most likely to benefit from osteoporosis treatment.
Germany's Industry 4.0 initiative aims to develop industrial machinery with built-in intelligence based on smart self-monitoring functions. Researchers have now come a step closer to the ideal of a self-maintaining machine. A technology developed as part of the iMAIN project provides real-time online monitoring of unprecedented quality.
Through an innovative new program developed at UC Irvine, the arts and the sciences -- which often occupy opposite ends of the grammar school curriculum -- are being integrated to help young students better grasp the basics of Earth, life and physical sciences.
As hands come in left and right versions that are mirror images of each other, so do the amino acids and sugars within us. But unlike hands, only the left-oriented amino acids and the right-oriented sugars ever make into life as we know it.
Already tested on the International Space Station, six radiation detectors developed by a team from the University of Houston physics department and their NASA colleagues have paved the way for two new devices to fly on the first test flight of NASA's new Orion spacecraft.