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Scientifically Measuring A Sitting Butt With An MRI Machine

You'll never guess what lab this research came from.<p>Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, a team of four scientists put together a paper about scanning a healthy lady's butt with an MRI machine. They team wanted to measure what happened to her buttocks when she sat. This fantastic tale might …

Van Allen Probes show how to accelerate electrons

(Phys.org) —One of the great, unanswered questions for space weather scientists is just what creates two gigantic donuts of radiation surrounding …

It could save my children, but I don't want to know

I’m going to use a particle physics problem as an analogy to describe a public health issue. This may seem like an odd approach, but the rationale is this; they are both essentially the same intellectually demanding problem but (even for a particle physicist) the physics one is less emotionally …

SpaceX chooses Texas for its futuristic launch complex

SpaceX has been launching rockets in Florida or California for quite some time, but Texas will likely see most of the action once the company finishes building its new spaceport in Cameron County. While SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hasn't made an official announcement yet, a Florida official (who's …

Three Companies Win DARPA Contracts to Develop Experimental Spaceplane

Three companies have been awarded U.S. military contracts to develop concepts for a next-generation space plane that could be used multiple times to launch satellites into orbit. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Tuesday that it has awarded contracts for Phase 1 of the XS-1 …

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