Tiny Enceladus Masks Mighty Saturn's Clock
Source: PPARC Posted: 3/27/07 New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows how the small moon, Enceladus, is weighing down Saturn's magnetic field so much that the field is rotating slower than the planet.
A Mathematical Solution for Another Dimension
Source: NSF Posted: 3/27/07 Scientists have mapped E8 math group -- a feat numerically akin to the mapping of the human genome -- allowing for breakthroughs in geometry, number theory and the physics of string theory.
Cassini Images Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 3/27/07 An odd, six-sided, honeycomb-shaped feature circling the entire north pole of Saturn has captured the interest of scientists with NASA's Cassini mission.
Mars' South Pole Ice Deep and Wide
Source: NASA Posted: 3/17/07 New measurements of Mars' south polar region indicate extensive frozen water. The polar region contains enough frozen water to cover the whole planet in a liquid layer approximately 11 meters (36 feet) deep.
A Single-Photon Server with Just One Atom
Source: Max Planck Soc. Posted: 3/17/07 Physicists at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have succeeded in turning a Rubidium atom into a single-photon server.
Gamma-Ray Burst Challenges Theory
Source: NASA Posted: 3/11/07 In a series of landmark observations, NASA's Swift satellite has challenged some of astronomers' fundamental ideas about gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), which are among the most extreme events in our universe.
From Diatoms to Gas Sensors
Source: GaTech Posted: 3/11/07 The three-dimensional shells of tiny ocean creatures could provide the foundation for novel electronic devices, including efficient gas sensors.