Technology Stories

Close-up of a Schottky diode, showing the air-bridge that connects the anode
Universe, Stars
Oct 10, 2017
Technology Development: Questions about how and when stars are formed continue to tug at human curiosity. Star formation is governed by gravity and heat. Gravity causes molecular clouds to collapse and eventually form stars and planetary systems, but to complete the process, heat needs to be... Read More
Universe, Stars
Aug 28, 2017
Technology Development: In the last three years, a NASAsponsored team at the University of Colorado has developed a facility that allows “shooting stars” to be generated in laboratory conditions. The heart of this unique capability is a three-million-Volt electrostatic accelerator that is capable... Read More
Photo of dust accelerator setup in laboratory