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Astronomy / Space - Physics - 19.11.2010
Theory of Relativity revisited: New force at large distances
Is there something missing from Einstein's equations' Daniel Grumiller from the Vienna University of Technology is proposing a new model of gravity which could reconcile the theory of relativity with astronomical observation. Vienna (VUT). Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the universe - but until today, some important questions in gravitational physics remain unanswered.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 07.09.2010
Understanding of solar wind structure might be wrong
Understanding of solar wind structure might be wrong
The plasma particles flowing from the Sun and blasting past the Earth might be configured more as a network of tubes than a river-like stream. Los Alamos scientist suggests new approach to measuring flow from the sun LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, September 9, 2010—A scientist examining the solar wind suggests that our understanding of its structure may need significant reassessment.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 18.08.2010
Hot stuff: Quark-gluon-plasma explained by black-hole-physics
Vienna (VUT). Particle physics is is seeing revolutionary developments. Baffling connections are emerging between the physics of gravitation and the physics of elementary particles. With completely new methods scientists begin to unravel the strange properties of extremely hot states of matter that are being produced in laboratories such as CERN near Geneva.

Astronomy / Space - Chemistry - 04.08.2010
Mimicking the Moon's surface in the basement
Mimicking the Moon’s surface in the basement
LANL Ion Beam Materials Lab helps confirm that the moon is bone dry LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, AUGUST 5, 2010—A team of scientists used an ion beam in a basement room at Los Alamos National Laboratory to simulate solar winds on the surface of the Moon. The table-top simulation helped confirm that the Moon is inherently dry.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 14.04.2010
Earthquake in Chile causes days to be longer
Since the earthquake in Chile in February 2010, the "Höhere Geodäsie" [Advanced Geodesy] research group at the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) has been helping measure the earth on a global scale. First results indicate that the rotational speed of the earth has become marginally slower and days have become longer by 0.3 microseconds.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 05.03.2010
The ever-changing Earth
Researchers at the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics at Vienna University of Technology (TU) are investigating the effects of the Earth's atmosphere on our planet's shape, its rotation and its gravitational field. The Earth's atmosphere is not only essential to support human life on Earth; it also affects our planet's shape, its rotation and its gravitational field.