National Science Foundation-funded Cornell researchers have found a simpler, inexpensive alternative to the expensive LiDAR sensors currently used in self-driving cars to detect objects
Physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. It looks both inward and outward, from the smallest subatomic particle to the vastness of the universe—and yet it is also intensely practical. Physics begins with the everyday physical world around us—the blue of the sky, the colors of the rainbow, the fall of an apple, the motions of the moon. What's happening here? Why do things work this way?
NSF's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory empowers scientific exploration in materials, energy and life
Purdue University assistant professor Xinyan Deng and her team have created a bio-inspired hummingbird robot: trained by artificial intelligence, weighing only 12 grams and utilizing unsteady aerodynamics to hover
What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with human-made lava are helping to answer this important question
Black holes, star births and deaths, colliding galaxies and more are all in a day's work at the VLA
Winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab's surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant drumroll of seismic "tones" scientists could potentially use to monitor changes in the ice shelf from afar, according to new research
What do we know about black holes? Joe Pesce, a National Science Foundation astrophysicist, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "astrocomb"
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole. On April 10, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow
First observation of torus surrounding the supermassive black hole at the core of powerful radio galaxy
Astronomers used the National Science Foundation's Karl Jansky Very Large Array to observe the dusty, doughnut-shaped torus surrounding the black hole and accretion disk at the center of a powerful radio galaxy
After almost a decade of work, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project have produced the first-ever actual image of a gargantuan black hole. If you could fly next to the supermassive black hole M87*, this is what you would see
What is a black hole? Hans Krimm, an observational astronomer at the National Science Foundation, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
Community, students and scientists benefit from partnership to assess particulate matter pollution
How long should a tail be for a swimming organism? Annette Peko Hosoi, professor and associate dean of engineering at MIT, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
Computer science team lights up faster, more secure data transmission to meet future demands
A new design for insulin that's easy to swallow, deep-sea surprise game changer for climate, catching reefs on the flip side and the physics of how bees chill.
Columbia Engineering researchers have created the first flat lens capable of correctly focusing a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot without the need for any additional elements
Armed with a small antenna, scientists make a giant discovery: Evidence of the first light from some of the first stars in the universe
In theoretical research that could explain everything from planet formation to outflows from stars to even the settling of volcanic ash, Caltech researchers have discovered a new mechanism to explain how the act of dust moving through gas leads to clumps of dust
Columbia engineers have made white paint whiter -- and cooler -- by removing white pigment and inventing a polymer coating, with nano- to microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed and applied like paint