Friday, August 1, 2014
NASA has conducted experiments on a revolutionary space drive that seems to defy the laws of conservation of momentum and confirmed that it works. (Credit: EmDrive 3D render by Elvis Popovic)
This image from NASA’s Swift space telescope, taken on Jan. 22, 2014, shows the supernova SN 2014J as seen in three different exposures by the space observatory. Scientists suspect the weird supernova’s progenitor star may have had a helium belt.
(Credit: NASA/Swift/P. Brown, TAMU)
Reed Beverstock (right) pilots the physics department quadcopter while Daniel Duane (center) monitors the video feed on a computer tablet while Professor of Physics Bill Cooke looks on. They’re using the device to create video tutorials as part of a Creative Adaptation initiative. (Credit: Joseph McClain)
Inelastic neutron scattering experiments revealed a temporary, collective anisotropic order prior to the onset of magnetism in a temperature interval where anisotropic resistance had previously been measured. (Credit: Tanyia Johnson/Rice University)
Mark Levinson : He’s got a Physics Phd in particle theory and has been a key crew-member for the likes of David Fincher and Anthony Minghella. As his new documentary Particle Fever prepares to screen to sell out audiences. (Credit: Mark Levinson)
In 2013, Rutgers astronomer Rachel Somerville received the Dannie Heineman Prize in Astrophysics from the American Astronomical Society and the American Institute of Physics. The prize recognizes exceptional work by mid-career astronomers, citing her for providing fundamental insights into galaxy formation and evolution using modeling, simulations, and observations.