Sarah Kendrew selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, computer science, geosciences and mathematics. She blogs about astronomy at One Small Step.
Here are some highlights from the last week’s postings in the physical sciences and engineering on ResearchBlogging!
Need your appendix removed on a long space journey to a distant exoplanet? With robotic telesurgery, now for the first time demonstrated in zero gravity, this is no longer a problem. Jason Carr describes this exciting advance on Wired Cosmos.
On Miss Atomic Bomb, Kelly discusses the significance of the newly published results from the fascinating ice-bound Antarctic IceCube experiment. It seems like high energy cosmic rays will remain a mystery for some time yet.
What caused supernova SN 2009z? This great post on Supernova Condensate describes this intriguing stellar explosion, which took place in a galaxy where such events are entirely unexpected.
I hope you all have a great week, and I’ll be back next Monday with more picks.