Analysis yields clues to chemical composition, natural aging of 100-year-old beer

Analysis yields clues to chemical composition, natural aging of 100-year-old beer

Stashed away and long-forgotten, a trio of century-old bottled beers recently discovered in the Czech Republic could help scientists better understand early 20th-century brewing...
NASA laser communications will provide Orion spacecraft faster connections

NASA laser communications will provide Orion spacecraft faster connections

NASA is working to forever change the way astronauts communicate to and from space using an advanced laser communications system called LEMNOS, which will...
Astronaut Peggy Whitson Set to Break Spacewalk Record Thursday

Astronaut Peggy Whitson set to break spacewalk record Thursday

Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson is set to go on her eighth spacewalk Thursday morning and surpass astronaut Suni Williams’ record for the most spacewalks by...
Solving the mystery of the Arctic's green ice

Solving the mystery of the Arctic’s green ice

In 2011, researchers observed something that should be impossible -- a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should...
Wrong-way asteroid plays 'chicken' with Jupiter

Wrong-way asteroid plays ‘chicken’ with Jupiter

For at least a million years, an asteroid orbiting the "wrong" way around the sun has been playing a cosmic game of chicken with...
Sun’s atmospheric currents may help predict solar storms

Sun’s atmospheric currents may help predict solar storms

Scientists have presented the first direct, observational evidence of atmospheric currents — similar to Rossby waves found on Earth — on the sun. The discovery...
Using metal nanoparticles in clear nail polish makes it durable and colorful without extra additives.

Painting fingernails with silver and gold

Since ancient times, people have used lustrous silver, platinum and gold to make jewelry and other adornments. Researchers have now developed a new way to...
NASA’s deep space gateway will open opportunities for distant destinations

NASA’s deep space gateway will open opportunities for distant destinations

NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems needed for challenging...
How do we measure temperature?

How do we measure temperature?

We have a lot of confidence that we measure temperature accurately. But how do thermometers in the kitchen or doctor's office work? Thanks to the laws...
Fledgling stars try to prevent their neighbors from birthing planets

Fledgling stars try to prevent their neighbors from birthing planets

Stars don't have to be massive to evaporate material from around nearby stars and affect their ability to form planets, a new study suggests. Newly...

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