Physics and Astronomy News Archive: September 2011
The OPERA result is based on the observation of over 15000 neutrino events and appears to indicate that the neutrinos travel at a velocity 20 parts per million above the speed of light, nature’s cosmic speed limit.
Neutrinos Detected at Faster Than Light Speed
Source: CERN Posted: 9/23/11
A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently — and move more predictably.
Smarter robot arms
Source: MIT Posted: 9/22/11
Researchers at MIT have designed a device the size of a U.S. quarter that harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations, such as those that might be felt along a pipeline or bridge.
Shake, rattle and … power up?
Source: MIT Posted: 9/18/11
Researchers share lessons from 9/11 and their impact on society and disaster response.
From 9/11 to Now: Lessons from the Tragedy
Source: NSF Posted: 9/11/11
NASA's twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, to study the moon in unprecedented detail.
NASA Launches Mission to Study Moon From Crust to Core
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 9/11/11
A switch that lets one photon alter the quantum state of another could point the way to both practical quantum computers and a quantum Internet.
Quantum computing with light
Source: MIT Posted: 9/9/11