Experiments Help Explain Mysterious ‘Floppy’ Space Molecule
Source: NIST Posted: 1/24/06 A lab method developed for making and analyzing cold, concentrated samples of a mysterious “floppy” molecule thought to be abundant only in outer space has revealed new data that help explain it’s properties.
Spacecraft, heal thyself
Source: ESA Posted: 1/24/06 Once a spacecraft is in orbit, engineers have virtually no chance of repairing anything that breaks. But what if a spacecraft could fix itself? Thanks to a new study engineers have taken a step towards that amazing possibility.
MIT researcher sees big impact of little cracks
Source: MIT Posted: 1/24/06 An MIT researcher's atom-by-atom simulation of cracks forming and spreading may help explain how materials fail in nanoscale devices, airplanes and even in the Earth itself during a quake.
NASA Astronomers Spot Rare Lunar Meteor Strike
Source: NASA Posted: 1/8/06 Astronomers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., have recorded a small but powerful meteoroid strike in the night on the moon’s surface.
'There is no inductive method which could lead to the fundamental concepts of physics. Failure to understand this fact constituted the basic philosophical error of so many investigators of the nineteenth century.'