NASA, Partner Establish New Research Group for Mars Sample Return Program – NASA Mars Exploration

Mars Sample Retrieval Lander Concept Illustration: This illustration shows a concept for a proposed NASA Sample Retrieval Lander that would carry a small rocket (about 10 feet, or 3 meters, tall) called the Mars Ascent Vehicle to the Martian surface. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech. Download image › Sixteen scientists from the US, Europe, Canada, … Read more

Attom set to revolutionise geochemistry research

A R7.9 million mass spectrometer, funded by the national Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), has recently been installed in a Geological Sciences laboratory and will serve as a national facility for researchers in South Africa and Africa. More compact and significantly faster than its older, larger predecessors, the aptly named Attom can measure concentrations … Read more

The Research Begins: Dropping Instruments Into the Abyss

The Research Begins: Dropping Instruments Into the Abyss by Brandon Shuck |June 10, 2022 We began our expedition by heading full steam to the East Pacific Rise, a seafloor spreading center at the Cocos Ridge, where new oceanic crust of the Cocos plate is being formed. Here, we will begin collecting our geophysical data by … Read more

Research shows how Gulf of Mexico escaped anc

image: The Mississippi River flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. According to researchers at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, river sediments and ocean currents helped simple sea life in the Gulf survive a deep-ocean mass extinction 56 million years ago. view more Credit: US Geological Survey An ancient bout of global warming 56 … Read more

Research Kicks Off On Lake | News, Sports, Jobs

A vertical profiler deployed to the lake by The Jefferson Project at Lake George is pictured on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution. Submitted photo As activity begins to ramp up on Chautauqua Lake, scientists and engineers are among those returning to the water to resume their work. These are the people … Read more

Research shows how the Gulf of Mexico escaped ancient mass extinction

The Mississippi River flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. According to researchers at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, river sediments and ocean currents helped simple sea life in the Gulf survive a deep-ocean mass extinction 56 million years ago. Credit: US Geological Survey An ancient bout of global warming 56 million years ago … Read more

Why science needs more research software engineers

Paul Richmond is a research software engineer in the United Kingdom.Credit: Shelley Richmond In March 2012, a group of like-minded software developers gathered at the University of Oxford, UK, for what they called the Collaborations Workshop. They had a common vocation – building code to support scientific research – but different job titles. And they … Read more

Researchers Just Set a New Record For Data Transmission Speed

Even if you’re enjoying gloriously fast broadband at home wherever you live in the world, you’re still going to be a long, long way behind the new record for data transmission: an incredible 1.02 petabits per second. That’s a million gigabits shifted down a line every single second. The record was set by a team … Read more

The pandemic accelerated decades of research leading to jab-free vaccine now in human testing

Credit: CC0 Public Domain No one wanted COVID-19. The pandemic has created misery, death and hardship, and it isn’t finished yet. Still, the lingering crisis has generated opportunities, by expediting research that may benefit humanity far beyond the pandemic. Inhaled vaccines are one example. I am part of a multidisciplinary team working to make these … Read more

Census of 140,000 Galaxies Reveals a Surprising Fact About Their Stars

How many of what kinds of stars live in other galaxies? It seems like a simple question, but it’s notoriously hard to pin down because astronomers have such a difficult time estimating stellar populations in remote galaxies. Now a team of astronomers has completed a census of over 140,000 galaxies and found that distant galaxies … Read more