Using Light to Control Curvature of Plastics
Source: NCSU Posted: 3/23/17 Researchers have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.
The Cat’s Paw and Lobster Nebulae
Source: ESO Posted: 2/6/17 The beautiful, glowing, cosmic clouds of gas and dust catalogued as NGC 6334 and NGC 6357 now have new names.
Dark Matter May be Smoother than Expected
Source: ESO Posted: 12/13/16 Analysis of a giant new galaxy survey suggests that dark matter may be less dense and more smoothly distributed throughout space than previously thought.
Holograms from Neutrons Created
Source: NIST Posted: 10/27/16 For the first time, scientists have used neutron beams to create holograms of large solid objects, revealing details about their interiors in ways that ordinary laser light-based visual holograms cannot.
Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Found
Source: Carnegie Posted: 10/23/16 Scientists find a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk—a primordial ring of gas and dust that orbits around a young star and from which planets can form.
Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars Found
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 9/23/16 Astronomers now have new insights into tidal disruption flares, thanks to data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).