Noel Bevington

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Cosmic gas cloud fights supermassive black hole | Stuart Clark

If gas clouds could think, this one would class itself as the luckiest bunch of atoms in the universe. The front portion of a giant gas cloud called …

Private companies plan to put telescope on the Moon

Soon, when you’re looking up at the moon at night, people could very well be looking back down at you. A partnership between two private companies plans to install a long-range telescope there as early as 2016, perching it atop the rim of a crater three miles above the surface near the moon’s south …

New Nano Structure Is The Thinnest Light-Absorber Ever

Nanosize light-absorbers break records for size and efficiency and could lead to better solar cells.<p>Scientists at Stanford University have managed to build light-absorbers that are thousands of times thinner than a sheet of paper. The nanosize structures are capable of absorbing close to 100 …

Solar System's Tail discussed During Online Media Briefing

Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.<p>Voyager 1 entered a strange and unexpected part of space within the solar system last August, scientists announced in three papers published yesterday.<p>A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers …

Atmospheric CO2 hits ominous milestone

Dave Keeling was a California chemist who in the 1950s had a theory that industrial emissions of carbon dioxide weren't all being absorbed in the sea.<p>…

NASA Inspects Ion Engine Prototype For Asteroid-Hauling Rocket

A look at possible propulsion for NASA's plan to bring an asteroid home for study.<p>When NASA sends a rocket out to tow an asteroid into Earth orbit, it'll be ion propelled.<p>Ion propulsion engines harness magnetic fields to create thrust, instead of depending on chemical explosions the way chemically …

Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein | Alok Jha

There are a lot of open questions in modern physics.<p>Most of the universe is missing, for example. The atoms we know about account for less than 5% of …

NASA investing in 3-D food printer for astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - In a scene right out of Star Trek, a Texas company is developing a 3-D food printer for astronauts to create custom meals on the fly.<p>Tourists take pictures of a NASA sign at the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. …