Engineering researchers have demonstrated that composite metal foams (CMFs) can pass so-called 'simulated pool fire testing' with flying colors, moving the material closer to use in applications such as packaging and transportation of hazardous materials. In addition, researchers used this experimental data to develop a model for predicting how variations in the CMF would affect its performance.
BU astrophysicist and collaborators reveal a new model of our heliosphere that's shaped somewhere in between a croissant and a beach ball.
In a new study in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters, scientists from the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory describe Greenland's loss of 600 billion tons of ice in the summer of 2019, raising global sea levels by 2.2 millimeters in a short time.
Despite Mercury's 400 C daytime heat, there is ice at its caps, and now a study shows how that Vulcan scorch probably helps the planet closest to the sun make some of that ice.
The behavior of one of nature's humblest creatures is helping astronomers probe the largest structures in the universe. There is an uncanny resemblance between the networks single-cell slime molds create to seek food and the vast cobweb structure of filaments gravity builds to tie galaxies and clusters of galaxies together.
Two research teams searching NASA's TESS Explorer data found an unusual star. Pooling their resources they discovered a binary star that pulsates on one side - the first such stellar object discovered.
The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers from UZH Space Hub will explore the production of human tissue in weightlessness.
In the Caltech-JPL tradition of intermixing in unique ways fundamental science, technology and engineering they develop a collaborative multi-disciplinary cross-agency research program to advance and accelerate scalable hybrid quantum networking and communications technologies.
Astronauts have now managed to grow lettuce inside specially designed chambers on the International Space Station. Such space-grown produce, shown to be safe for human consumption, is likely to become a welcome supplement to the crew's diet on upcoming missions to the moon and Mars.
University of Illinois scientists, with help from members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, have developed a new, scalable method for estimating crop productivity in real time. The research, published in Remote Sensing of Environment, combines field measurements, a unique in-field camera network, and high-resolution, high-frequency satellite data, providing highly accurate productivity estimates for crops across Illinois and beyond.