Monthly Archives: March 2016

New detail in Ceres’ bright spots

Image copyright NASA/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/PSI/LPI Image caption The bright spots in Occator Crater contain magnesium sulphate The US space agency’s Dawn satellite continues to return remarkable images from the dwarf planet Ceres. Now just 385km above the surface (lower than the space…

Paint drying test boost to nanotech

Image copyright University of Surrey Image caption Particles divide naturally into layers by size Scientists have been watching paint dry in experiments they say could improve the performance of everyday items, from sun screen to mobile phones. What’s different about…