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.
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.
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 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.