Physics and Astronomy

This area deals with the fundamental laws and building blocks of nature and how they interact, the properties and the behavior of matter, and research into space and time and their structures.

innovations-report provides in-depth reports and articles on subjects such as astrophysics, laser technologies, nuclear, quantum, particle and solid-state physics, nanotechnologies, planetary research and findings (Mars, Venus) and developments related to the Hubble Telescope.

Blast from the past gives clues about early universe

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope have gained tantalizing insights into the nature of the most distant…

Follow the launch of ESA's SMOS and Proba-2 satellites

SMOS, ESA's water mission, is the first satellite designed both to map sea surface salinity and monitor soil moisture on a global scale, thus contributing to…

Physicist makes new high-res panorama of Milky Way

Axel Mellinger, a professor at Central Michigan University, describes the process of making the panorama in the November issue of Publications of the…

LANL Roadrunner models nonlinear physics of high-power lasers

For years scientists have struggled with the difficult physics of inertial confinement fusion. This is the attempt to compress a target capsule containing…

Magnetic mixing creates quite a stir

Sandia researchers have developed a process that can mix tiny volumes of liquid, even in complicated spaces.Researchers currently use all types of processes to…

Whales Are Polite Conversationalists

Now a group of marine biologists at the Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center has developed a tool that can spot these rhythms and identify individual…

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