Kavli News

02/23/2010

A massive planet outside our Solar System is being distorted and destroyed by its host star, a finding that helps explain the unexpectedly large size of the planet, WASP-12b.

02/22/2010

From how massive humpbacks glide through the sea with ease to the efficient way fungal spores fly,
applied mathematicians have excavated the equations behind a variety of complex phenomena.

02/22/2010

John P. Holdren and Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, will join leaders of international science societies and academies to discuss international cooperation in science.

02/17/2010

Jets of particles streaming from black holes in far-away galaxies operate differently than previously thought.

02/16/2010

New images from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope show where supernova remnants emit radiation a billion times more energetic than visible light. 

02/16/2010

Scientists created a new type of flexible solar cell, enhancing the absorption and efficiency, while bringing costs down.

02/11/2010

Little is know about one of a black hole's fundamental properties, spin. But spin may be crucial to understanding the dynamics of a black hole's host galaxy.

02/09/2010

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a way to make some notoriously brittle materials ductile—yet stronger than ever—simply by reducing their size.

01/28/2010

In the January 29th issue of Science, a team from Harvard led by Vinothan Manoharan and Michael Brenner, presents additional clues to how and why groups of atoms and molecules may favor less symmetrical and more complex, flexible geometric patterns.

01/13/2010

Our energy-hungry brains operate reliably and efficiently while processing a flood of sensory information, thanks to a sort of neuronal thermostat that regulates activity in the visual cortex.

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