Physics and Astronomy News Archive: October 2020

Image: All-terrain microrobot flips through a live colon

All-terrain microrobot flips through a live colon

Source: Purdue   Posted: 10/22/20

Researchers have created a rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs which can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips.

Image: Creating optical framed knots to encode information

Creating optical framed knots to encode information

Source: uOttawa   Posted: 10/20/20

University of Ottawa researchers create optical framed knots to encode information.

Image: Comet Discovered to Have Its Own Northern Lights

Comet Discovered to Have Its Own Northern Lights

Source: JPL/NASA   Posted: 10/17/20

An atmospheric light show previously relegated to planets and Jupiter moons is found on comet using data from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.

Image: Possible Marker of Life Spotted on Venus

Possible Marker of Life Spotted on Venus

Source: ESO   Posted: 10/17/20

An international team of astronomers today announced the discovery of a rare molecule — phosphine — in the clouds of Venus.

Image: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

Source: nobelprize.org   Posted: 10/6/20

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez.