sexta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2014

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

A new quantum imaging technique generates images with photons that have never touched to object -- in this case a sketch of a cat. This alludes to the famous Schrödinger cat paradox, in which a cat inside a closed box is said to be simultaneously dead and alive as long there is no information outside the box to rule out one option over the other. Similarly, the new imaging technique relies on a lack of information regarding where the photons are created and which path they take.
Credit: Copyright: Patricia Enigl, IQOQI
  Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), and the University of Vienna have developed a fundamentally new quantum imaging technique with strikingly counterintuitive features. For the first time, an image has been obtained without ever detecting the light that was used to illuminate the imaged object, while the light revealing the image never touches the imaged object. Read more.

Second ESO Astronomy Camp for Secondary School Students

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and its Science Outreach Network are collaborating with the science communication event organiser Sterrenlab to arrange the second ESO Astronomy Camp — Measuring the Universe. The camp will take place from 26 December 2014 to 1 January 2015 at the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley, located in Saint-Barthelemy, Nus, Italy. Several partners, including ESO, are providing bursaries that will be awarded to the winning applicants. Read more.

Why are Stars Star-Shaped?

segunda-feira, 25 de agosto de 2014

Scientists have worked out the genetic ‘recipe’ that lets lizards regrow their tails

Researchers have discovered the genes that prompt tail regeneration in lizards, which takes them a step closer to understanding how to stimulate regeneration in humans. Read more.

Light and dark

sábado, 16 de agosto de 2014

Supernova SN 2014J Explodes

Solar Power, Origami-Style

Researchers say origami could be useful one day in utilizing space solar power for Earth-based purposes. Imagine an orbiting power plant that wirelessly beams power down to Earth using microwaves. Sending the solar arrays up to space would be easy, Trease said, because they could all be folded and packed into a single rocket launch, with "no astronaut assembly required." Read more.

Globe at Night: 2014 Campaign

Explained: 5 Fun Physics Phenomena

terça-feira, 12 de agosto de 2014

5 Fun Physics Phenomena

A Perseid Below

Humans in Space Art

The Humans in Space Art Program and NASA’s International Space Station Program are teaming together to invite college students and early career professionals to take a journey with us. Through the international Humans in Space Art Challenge, we invite you to explore “How will space, science, and technology benefit humanity?” and to express your answer creatively in a video 3 minutes long or less. Video artwork can be of any style, featuring original animation, sketches, music, live action drama, poetry, dance, Rube Goldberg machines, apps, etc. Read more.

quinta-feira, 7 de agosto de 2014

Rosetta arrives at comet destination

06 August 2014
After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA’s Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration. Read more.

Cérebro avalia em poucos segundos se pode confiar

Investigadores testaram reação de sujeitos a imagens de rostos mostradas apenas em milissegundos. Maçãs do rosto mais salientes e sobrancelhas mais altas são mais confiáveis

Esta é a conclusão de um estudo realizado por investigadores das universidade de Nova Iorque e de Harvard, nos Estados Unidos, cujos resultados foram publicados no Journal of Neuroscience. Ler mais.

Chemieberaterin bei "Breaking Bad": "Blaues Meth? Das geht nicht"

Donna Nelson, Chemikerin an der University of Oklahoma, beriet die Macher der Erfolgsserie "Breaking Bad". Sie erklärte den Autoren, wie viel man wovon braucht, um Meth zu kochen. Und ab welcher Menge Chemikalien so richtig schön knallen. Mehr lesen.

domingo, 3 de agosto de 2014

Mystery Galactic Gamma-ray 'Bubbles' Defy Explanation

Sunrise at the comet

The cosmic connections of Marvel's universe mapped out

Print your own psychedelicious sugar cubes

Liz von Hasseln and her husband Kyle decided to bake a birthday cake for a friend in 2011. They didn't own an oven, but being graduates of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, they did own a 3D printer. After a few weeks experimenting with different sugars and an inkjet printer, they printed a tiny cupcake topper with their friend's name in cursive sugar. "When we graduated, we launched The Sugar Lab," says Liz. The startup has recently been acquired by Los Angeles additive firm 3D Systems. Its big project: developing a commercial food printer, the Chef Jet, for pâtisseries to use. Read more.

sexta-feira, 1 de agosto de 2014

Interstellar Trailer

Mars Rover sets off-World driving record
Opportunity's route from the landing site inside Eagle
Crater (upper left) to its location after the July 27 (Sol 3735).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/NMMNHS

New-Space Competition for Students and YPs

What the competition is about
The Space is Business competition is organized by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in cooperation with the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). It challenges young minds to think about the past, present, and future, of entrepreneurial and investment concepts in the space sector. Read more.

WATCH: 80,000 neurons fire in a zebrafish brain