Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 2:45pm

If learning that you can turn your smart phone into a cosmic-ray telescope was astonishing, you will be now stunned to read how you can use cosmic particles to peek into your phone and measure one of its components.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:30pm

The first two incoming planes of the season arrived the previous week, but heavy winds and low visibility last week stopped two of three scheduled flights from showing up. Also last week, all the winterovers voted on the design of their group photo, to join a long line of such photos, shown hanging on an interior station wall.

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 10:15am

The first planes of the season have arrived at the South Pole.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:15pm

A relatively quiet week for the IceCube detector, but busy in general for the station. It’s that time of year, post sunrise, when preparations for summer arrivals are in full swing.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:00am

The last thing you want to forget to pack when you’re off to the South Pole for a year is … your lederhosen.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:15pm

With the sun now up, outdoor preparations for summer activity at the South Pole station will move into higher gear. Calm weather last week provided an opportunity to groom the skiway, where the Earth’s shadow is still visible in the sky as a blue band just above the horizon.

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 4:15pm

Sunrise is slowly coming along at the South Pole, with some refracted light showing over the horizon on clear days.

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:00pm

The landscape at the South Pole continues to brighten, making it perhaps harder to ignore the extent of snow accumulation at the IceCube Lab. But snow removal wasn’t on the table last week, which was a quiet one all around for the IceCube winterovers.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

Although the sunrise is still not officially here, the South Pole is enjoying a period of twilight. The horizon is clearly visible in the direction of the sun and is showing some characteristic orange color.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 1:30pm

Francis Halzen, IceCube principal investigator and Hilldale and Gregory Breit Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was announced yesterday as one of the prestigious international 2015 Balzan prizewinners.