SwRI scientists introduce cosmochemical model for Pluto formation

SAN ANTONIO– May 23, 2018– Southwest Research Institute scientists incorporated NASA’s New Horizons discoveries with information from ESA’s Rosetta objective to establish a brand-new theory about how Pluto might... Read more »

By 2040, artificial intelligence could upend nuclear stability

A brand-new RAND Corporation paper discovers that expert system has the possible to overthrow the structures of nuclear deterrence by the year2040 . While AI-controlled end ofthe world devices... Read more »

Once upon a time in a thunderstorm

IMAGE: Upper climatic phenomena powered by thunderstorms, consisting of terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes and Short-term Luminescent Emissions (TLEs), electrical discharges that consist of blue glances at the top of... Read more »

Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

IMAGE: This is a a Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform, or VAMP. The airplane, which would fly like an airplane and drift like a blimp, might assist check out the... Read more »

UNH Researchers find space radiation is increasingly more hazardous

DURHAM, N.H. – It may seem like something from a science fiction plot – astronauts taking a trip into deep space being bombarded by cosmic rays – however radiation... Read more »

UMBC physicists show interactions between smoke and clouds have unexpected cooling effect

Atomspheric physicists have actually discovered that the method wildfire smoke from Africa engages with clouds over the Atlantic Ocean leads to a net cooling result, which contrasts previous understanding... Read more »

Sounding rocket mission will trace auroral winds

IMAGE: Aurora as seen from Talkeetna, Alaska, on Nov. 3,2015 view more  Credit: Copyright Dora Miller From the ground, the dance of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, can... Read more »

SwRI’s Burch elected to S.A. Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame

SAN ANTONIO — Feb. 28, 2018 –Dr. James L. Burch, vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute, is one of four honorees being... Read more »