Category Archives: Research News

NASA Research Aids Response to Earthquake in California’s Napa Valley

NASA data and expertise are proving invaluable in California’s ongoing response to the Aug. 24 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley, northeast of San Francisco. The quake was the strongest…

Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul

After tracking seismic shifts, researchers say a major quake may occur off the coast of Istanbul. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When a segment of a major fault line goes quiet, it can…

Hawking warns ‘God Particle’ could destroy universe

Stephen Hawking has warned that the the much-heralded Higgs boson – otherwise known as the God particle – could have the power to destroy the universe. The Cambridge professor has…

Where to grab space debris

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally…

Rice wireless experts tap unused TV spectrum

Experts create multiuser, multiantenna scheme to make most of UHF band HOUSTON — Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV…

“Growing” molecules on plates”

Thousands of potentially bioactive molecules can be made rapidly by mixing 20 or so building blocks together. Researchers at ETH-Zürich (Switzerland) and the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (Japan) have developed…