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As far as we know the universe is not infinite, there's actually a place where it ends. While astronomers have never actually seen the edge of the universe, they know it's out there. Theoretical physicist and director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Robbert Dijkgraaf expl...
As newsroom jobs decline, we analyze the main problems facing modern journalists, and how new technology is lightening the load. The news industry has changed dramatically since it was hit by a ‘media downturn’ at the end of the 2000s. Leading publications were forced to cut newsroom jobs a...
Your car is always listening. Not for your voice, like the Amazon Echo or Siri, but for an electronic signal, such as the coded "unlock" signal from your electronic key fob. If it's a newer car model, you might not have to press any buttons; just approach your car and the doors will unlock automat...
According to BetaNews, the United States continues to lag behind many other nations when it comes to broadband penetration and access speeds. To make matters worse, Americans pay more for Internet than many countries with faster speeds. BroadbandNow.com, which has helped over 1M people search for In...
Wearable technology in the bedroom is about to be unsheathed with the smart condom ring from i.Con that measures a wide variety of performance-related data....
SpaceX will fly two private citizens around the far side of the moon, a region that hasn’t been seen by human eyes since 1972. SpaceX announced it will send two citizen passengers around Earth’s satellite and back in a trip that should last about five days in late 2018. The passengers who are to...
Plasma strands several times the size of Earth “shifted and twisted” above the surface of the sun as they were pushed and pulled by magnetic forces over a 22-hour period May 2 and 3, according to NASA....
It’s been over half a decade since Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown due to the effects of a tsunami which struck the island nation, but scientists are only just now confirming its far-reaching effects. After conducting the first worldwide survey ...
The latest images from the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn have been sent back to Earth. The probe has successfully completed the second of 22 planned 'death dives' through the rings of the gigantic gas planet. NASA is threading the distant spacecraft through the rings as it comes ...
Artist's illustration of the Epsilon Eridani system showing Epsilon Eridani b (Credit: NASA/SOFIA/Lynette Cook) The number of planetary systems discovered seems to grow on a daily basis, but most of them are wildly different to our own solar system. Now a team of University of Arizona rese...
This is a view of Enceladus, Saturn's sixth-largest moon, taken by the Cassini spacecraft. New research from NASA’s Cassini mission has all eyes on Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth-largest moon. The research, recently published in Science magazine, indicates that plumes of vapor esc...
Most of the universe is made up of dark energy, a mysterious force that drives the accelerating expansion of the universe. The next largest ingredient is dark matter, which only interacts with the rest of the universe through its gravity. Normal matter, including all the visible stars, planets and g...
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped a stunning image of structures known as recurring slope lineae (RSL) in the slopes of the Valles Marineris canyon system located near Mars’ equator. The image, snapped using the MRO’s HiRise camera, shows several RSL that appear as dark lines...
A digital platform economy is developing as a result of the rise of the Internet of Things. This removes the middleman and creates a more efficient economic market. THERE IS NOTHING NEW ABOUT PLATFORMS An emergence of digital platform economy is driving fundamental changes in our societies...
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft continues to delivery some truly jaw-dropping photographs from Saturn, and its most recent “Grand Finale” dive between the planet’s rings has produced some of its most striking eye candy yet. But what’s most interesting about the newest crop of photos isn’t nece...
The swirling cloud-tops of Jupiter have been revealed in their full glory in a new image snapped by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The image, released by the space agency on Friday, was taken by the JunoCam instrument — a high-resolution color camera specially designed to work on a spinning spacecraft ...
In this Feb. 15, 2013 photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru, a meteorite contrail over the Ural Mountains' city of Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, Russia. After a surprise meteor hit Earth at 42,000 mph and exploded over a Russian city in February, smashing windows and causing minor injuries...
Scientists have discovered what they believe is one of the biggest impact craters in the world near the Falklands Islands. They say the crater appears to date to between 270 and 250 million years ago, which, if confirmed, would link it to the world’s biggest mass extinction event, where 96 percent...
What is the science behind flashbacks? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Natalie Engelbrecht, Registered psychotherapist, on Quora: What is the science behind flashbacks? “PTSD is n...
When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made its closest-ever approach to Saturn — dipping into the never-before-explored space between the rings and the planet — it had its camera on. Cassini was moving too fast to take color images, but it snapped a series of black-and-white photos of the planet...
While much of humanity concerns itself with saving the planet from the ravages mankind has inflicted upon it, one of the world’s brightest minds is already warning that we should actually be spending our time planning our ultimate escape. Stephen Hawking — the cosmologist, author, and physi...
The Hubble Space Telescope has given us many incredible views of the universe. From stars and nebulas shining hundreds of light-years away, to views of closer cosmic objects like Mars and Jupiter, the Hubble provides frequent reminders of just how small we are. A new, particularly striking phot...
A new branch has split off the widening crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf in another sign of the ice's impending breakoff, scientists reported this week. British researchers monitoring the ice shelf using satellite technology spotted the new nine-mile-long branch, which runs about six miles ...
NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space. A new website, called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, lets everyone participate in the search by viewing brief movies made from images captured by NA...
Competing visions for technology, openness, and workflow More statistics on sales performance, installations, and personnel for 2016 are available here. The library technology industry has entered a new phase: business consolidation and technology innovation. Development of products and services to...

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