This Week: Ancient water = ancient habitat?
In the News: Accidents: Why Do They Happen?
The first ocean wave energy-capturing device with a permit to connect back to a public power grid will enter the Pacific next month. How much power could the U.S. potentially harness from the waves crashing into its the coastline? According to researchers, wave energy might be one of our best renewable resources.
New pix from Mars show sand dunes on the move. Mars has been dry for 1.5 billion years; could massive erosion be due to wind? Yes, says a new report that tracked dunes with precise new images. Surprise: dunes move as fast on Mars as on Earth!
High-speed movies of popping bubbles show a ring of “daughter” bubbles forming around the edge. A close look reveals a third generation of “granddaughter” bubbles. How does this happen? Does this matter to real-world medicine and climatology? And can we get paid to play with bubbles?
Lenses cannot project a perfect image on the flat back of a camera, so images are distorted at the edges. A revolutionary camera solves this problem by curving the light detector.
What you can’t see can still interest you. Archeologists use radar, magnetic, electrical gizmos to see through the ground, find places to dig.
New study shows that controlling throat shape helps pro players hit the high notes that elude amateurs.
Frosty questions: Are some snowflakes identical? How do flakes form, and how does weather affect their shape? How does ice in the atmosphere affect weather and climate? And where does the jet stream fit in this picture?
The Why Files looks at kinesiology, sports medicine, psychology and some ancient Olympic history, brought to life.
How do volcanoes work (p. 2)? How do we predict them (p. 3)? How do they change the landscape (p. 4)? How does life return after the eruption (p. 6)?
Infrared survey of Milky Way shows massive star formation. How could a supernova cause stars to start?
Scientists work to select and breed first-rate racehorses using biomechanics and computer software. Result? Love that big butt!
Austrian researchers show quantum entanglement across the Danube River, providing new promise in cryptography and computing. At the smallest scale, you can throw out the usual rules of engagement. What’s up with spooky action at a distance?
New technology in ground-based telescopes will give better picture of the universe and detect deadly asteroids.
Tyrannosaurus rex was no sprinter, new biomechanical study finds.