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Livermore ends LIFE

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:43

Dynamics of a skydiver’s epic free fall

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:43

In October 2012 Felix Baumgartner fell farther and faster than anyone before him. The forces he experienced during his flight can be readily analyzed, thanks to the GPS data collected during his jump.

Probing the accelerating universe

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:43

The Dark Energy Survey’s map of 200 million galaxies will help determine if cosmic acceleration is driven by a cosmological constant, by a new and dynamic form of energy, or by physics beyond the scope of general relativity.

Focus on nanoscience and nanotechnology

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:43

Hui-Chun Liu

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:43

Evaluating musical instruments

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42

Scientific measurements of sound generation and radiation by musical instruments are surprisingly hard to correlate with the subtle and complex judgments of instrumental quality made by expert musicians.

New books

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42

Graduate demographics in the US

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42

Nuclear proliferation and testing: A tale of two treaties

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42

Despite progress in reducing stockpiles after the end of the Cold War, the disturbing actions of some nations could spread nuclear weapon capabilities and enlarge existing arsenals.

Grid-scale battery research flows with ARPA–E support

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42

The agency is funding more than 20 projects, including flow batteries, aimed at reducing the cost of storing energy from wind and solar sources and smoothing variations in peak power generation.

Kenneth Noble Stevens

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:42

Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:41