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  • Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays

    Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays
    It’s time to see the sun in a whole new light – X-ray light. NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope has taken a stunning portrait of our home star in high-energy X-rays. The related research, presented at the American Geophysical Union...
  • Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs

    Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs
    They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool. Yet not all of Yellowstone's famed thermal pools...
  • CERN particle smasher to turn back on at record power in March

    CERN particle smasher to turn back on at record power in March
    CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March and a few weeks later will start smashing sub-atomic particles together again at nearly double its previous power, helping scientists hunt for clues about the universe. The world's biggest...
  • Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?

    Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?
    Scientists say they may have discovered a possible dark matter signal coded in the X-rays emanating from two bright objects in the sky. The findings, set to be published next week in Physical Review Letters, could offer tangible evidence for the...
  • Scientists take major step toward understanding proteins

    MILWAUKEE Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have demonstrated a new, high-speed method of mapping the changing atomic structures of proteins as they go about their crucial work, a development that paves the way for inquiries into some of...
  • Einstein shunned phones in favor of quiet reflection and solitude

    Today's amazing communication technologies owe much to some of Albert Einstein's greatest discoveries. For example, the cameras in cellphones and other electronic devices are based on the photoelectric effect, for which Einstein was awarded the Nobel...
  • Hopkins scientists successfully wake up spacecraft bound for Pluto

    Hopkins scientists successfully wake up spacecraft bound for Pluto
    About 10 p.m. Saturday, Champagne bottles were popped and cake cut at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory when scientists received word from a spacecraft 3 billion miles away. They had successfully brought the New Horizons spacecraft out of...
  • Ashton Carter has his hands full trying to shape defense policy

    WASHINGTON How much difference can Ashton Carter make to the Obama administration's national security policy? President Barack Obama's nominee to be secretary of defense, if confirmed, will arrive at the Pentagon commanding nearly universal respect...
  • Report: How to connect entrepreneurs with mentors and money in Hampton Roads

    Report: How to connect entrepreneurs with mentors and money in Hampton Roads
    UPDATE: The online report gave information that the proposed 757 Angels network would take 2 percent equity ownership in presenting companies funded by at least one member. Paul Hirschbiel, study co-chair, said this is no longer being considered. A...
  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...