Highly Chirped Laser Pulses Defy “Conventional Wisdom”

    Highly Chirped Laser Pulses Defy “Conventional Wisdom”

    An illustration of the optical fiber Kerr resonator, which Rochester researchers used with a spectral filter to create highly chirped…
    The 27.5-million-year cycle of geological activity

    The 27.5-million-year cycle of geological activity

    Credit: New York University Geologic activity on Earth appears to follow a 27.5-million-year cycle, giving the planet a ‘pulse,’ according…
    Readers weigh in on the ‘USS Jellyfish,’ the new age of videocalling and more

    Readers weigh in on the ‘USS Jellyfish,’ the new age of videocalling and more

    Explosive snowflakes Tiny uranium crystals in the cores of white dwarf stars could trigger nuclear reactions that blow the stars…
    Inside the race to rescue clues to Earth’s past from melting glaciers

    Inside the race to rescue clues to Earth’s past from melting glaciers

    Glacial ice records all manner of precious information about the planet’s environmental history, but it is melting fast. The Ice…
    Intel Iris Xe DG1 gaming performance revealed in tests

    Intel Iris Xe DG1 gaming performance revealed in tests

    In a nutshell: We already knew that Intel’s Xe DG1 graphics card isn’t going to be competing with the latest…
    Freak Coincidence: The Curious Incident of Swarm and Sprites in the Night-Time

    Freak Coincidence: The Curious Incident of Swarm and Sprites in the Night-Time

    Sprites seen over the Czech Republic and detected by Swarm. This photograph of lightning sprites was taken from Czech Republic…
    New cause found for intensification of oyster disease

    New cause found for intensification of oyster disease

    Panel A shows the original form of the Dermo parasite Perkinsus marinus, with black arrows indicating typical Dermo cells and…
    Most planets on tilted orbits pass over the poles of their suns

    Most planets on tilted orbits pass over the poles of their suns

    Earth is on an orderly path around the sun, orbiting in nearly the same plane as our star’s equator. In…
    3200-year-old shrine in Turkey may be an ancient view of the cosmos

    3200-year-old shrine in Turkey may be an ancient view of the cosmos

    By Michael Marshall The ancient Hittite site of Yazılıkaya ullstein bild via Getty Images A shrine built more than 3000…
    CPU and GPU Availability and Pricing Update: June 2021

    CPU and GPU Availability and Pricing Update: June 2021

    Here’s our monthly update on the computer hardware market to see what the current trends are for CPU and GPU…
    NASA Struggles to Fix Failure of Hubble Space Telescope’s 1980s Computer

    NASA Struggles to Fix Failure of Hubble Space Telescope’s 1980s Computer

    By NASA June 19, 2021 The Hubble Space Telescope was launched by the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990.…
    Proliferation of electric vehicles based on high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery

    Proliferation of electric vehicles based on high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery

    Graphical abstract. Credit: Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Various automobile companies are preparing to shift from internal combustion…
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