Search and Discovery
A new null result challenges favored expansions of particle theory’s standard model.
For the first time, it’s possible to create depth-resolved images of a painting without damaging it.
Precise measurements of fluctuations and correlations in gene expression levels reveal some striking behavior.
Issues and Events
The agency is funding more than 20 projects, including flow batteries, aimed at reducing the cost of storing energy from wind and solar sources and smoothing variations in peak power generation.
The Dark Energy Survey’s map of 200 million galaxies will help determine if cosmic acceleration is driven by a cosmological constant, by a new and dynamic form of energy, or by physics beyond the scope of general relativity.
Scientific measurements of sound generation and radiation by musical instruments are surprisingly hard to correlate with the subtle and complex judgments of instrumental quality made by expert musicians.
Despite progress in reducing stockpiles after the end of the Cold War, the disturbing actions of some nations could spread nuclear weapon capabilities and enlarge existing arsenals.
In October 2012 Felix Baumgartner fell farther and faster than anyone before him. The forces he experienced during his flight can be readily analyzed, thanks to the GPS data collected during his jump.