Physics and Astronomy News Archive: May 2006
An ambitious mission by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to make a new, high resolution map of the universe has just successfully returned its first pictures.
First Pictures From The Map Of The Universe Mission
Source: PPARC Posted: 5/22/06
Scientists demonstrate a promising technique for cleaning up uranium from some of the most severely contaminated areas with the help of bacteria.
Researchers Use Bacteria To Reduce Uranium
Source: Stanford Posted: 5/22/06
The HAPPEx experiment, rather than adding to the complexity, is actually simplifying our view of the nucleus' constituents.
Proton May Not Be All That Strange
Source: JLab Posted: 5/22/06
Researchers at the University of Rochester have pushed light into reverse. As if to defy common sense, the backward-moving pulse of light travels faster than light.
Light's Most Exotic Trick Yet: So Fast it Goes ... Backwards?
Source: Rochester Posted: 5/22/06
For the first time, researchers have directly measured the electronic structure of individual carbon nanotubes whose physical properties had already been determined.
Dual Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Revealed
Source: BNL Posted: 5/8/06
A unique 3-dimensional microscope that works in a new way is giving unprecedented insight into microscopic internal structure and chemical composition.
World-Leading Microscope Shows More Detail Than Ever
Source: EPSRC Posted: 5/8/06
We all know Earth rotates every 24 hours, but scientists have long had difficulty pinpointing how long the day is on Saturn.
Cassini Offers New Hints on Length of Saturn Day
Source: NASA Posted: 5/8/06
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers their most detailed view yet of a second red spot emerging on Jupiter.
Hubble Snaps Baby Pictures of Jupiter's Red Spot Jr.
Source: HubbleSite Posted: 5/8/06