NASA cancels plutonium-efficient power program

November 19, 2013 Leave a comment

The Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generators (ASRGs), which would have been ideal for powering planetary missions to the Outer Solar System, were being built by the US Department of Energy, but NASA has pulled the plug on the project, which my article reveals suffered from technical issues and management problems.


The collider to dwarf all others

November 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Physicists have been working on the concept of a Very Large Hadron Collider — which would be three times the size of the LHC.

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Astronomers revisit dwarf stars’ promise

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Data from the Kepler space telescope suggest it may be fruitful to search for life around cool, dwarf stars: article in Nature.


Experiment sees no sign of dark matter

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

The Large Underground Xenon Experiment reports its first results.


Experiment weighs in on dark matter controversy

October 25, 2013 Leave a comment

The Large Underground Xenon experiment, at Sanford Underground Laboratory in South Dakota, is close to releasing its first results. See also my earlier blog post.


Fake data to help dark energy quest

October 25, 2013 Leave a comment

A new contest to analyze mock galaxies, the strong lensing time delay challenge, will help cast light on the nature of dark energy.


Physicists capture measurement in slow motion

October 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Physicists have made a slow-motion movie of quantum collapse — story for Nature.