JPL’s NuSTAR Finds Cosmic Clumpy Doughnut Around Black Hole

The most massive black holes in the universe are often encircled by thick, doughnut-shaped disks of gas and dust. This deep-space doughnut material ultimately feeds and nourishes the growing black holes tucked inside. Until recently, telescopes weren’t able to penetrate some of these doughnuts, also known as tori. “Originally, we thought that some black holes were hidden behind walls or screens...

Toward Liquid Fuels from Carbon Dioxide

In the quest for sustainable alternative energy and fuel sources, one viable solution may be the conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into liquid fuels. Through photosynthesis, plants convert sunlight, water, and CO2 into sugars, multicarbon molecules that fuel cellular processes. CO2 is thus both the precursor to the fossil fuels that are central to modern life as...

Parsons and FireEye Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Advanced Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure and IT Environments

Parsons—a technology-driven engineering services firm with expertise in infrastructure, defense, intelligence, and cybersecurity—and FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks, today announced a strategic partnership to provide customers with enhanced protection for their critical infrastructure and IT environments through advanced technologies and services aimed at reducing risk and strengthening security. Critical infrastructure providers are uniquely...