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  • Nova explosion seen in detail for first time
    Expanding nova fireball explosion of 'new star' seen in detail for first time
    In August of 2013, a team of scientists in Australia made a startling discovery: a nova explosion (not supernova) produced an enormous fireball, and for the first time ever, the expanding star's eruption could be studied in real-time. On...
  • Reason gun
    Eric Mutchler makes new 3D-printed metal gun
    On Oct. 27, technology news sources reported that Solid Concepts, a 3D-printing company that specializes in using laser sintering to melt metal powder into useful forms, has created a new metal gun called the Reason. Later in the day, Eric...
  • Comets around Beta Pictoris
    Astronomers observe nearly 500 exocomets around nearby star
    Comets have been in the news a lot recently, with the ongoing investigation of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft and the close flyby of Mars by comet Siding Spring this past week. But there is also another comet discovery ...
  • Enormous sunspot threatens Earth with solar flares
    Gigantic sunspot fronts Earth threatens immense solar flare activity, blackouts
    An update toNASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) showed enormous sunspot activity in the region of the sun calledAR2192. Scientists say a number of coronal mass eruptions (CME) targeted the Earth that caused strings of blackouts and...
  • Asteroid to make a near Earth pass on Monday, Oct. 27
    Newly discovered asteroid approaching Earth Monday
    An asteroid, only discovered on Saturday, will be passing uncomfortably close to Earth on Monday, Oct. 27, as reported in an article published by Science 2.0 on Oct. 26. The asteroid, designated as2014 UF56 by NASA, is about the size of a small...
  • UFO the size of Earth spotted orbiting the sun
    'Earth-size' UFO spotted orbiting the sun in NASA Images [Report]
    Scott Warring posted images onUFO Sightings Dailyon October 25 and suggested that what he observed from NASA photos was evidence of a UFO that rivals the size of Earth. Reportedly, it's not the first time the unidentified flying object was...
  • Ovdan Regio on Venus
    Super-hot Venus may have heavy metal frost
    Venus is one of the most inhospitable places in the Solar System, with temperatures hot enough to melt lead, crushing air pressure on the surface, and thick, toxic clouds perpetually hiding the planet itself from view. Now new research is helping...
  • Ebola Virus with the word Ebola image
    Ebola virus rendered harmless in a cross stitch chart
    A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms. Viruses are considered by some to be a life form, because they carry genetic material, reproduce, and evolve through natural selection. They are...
  • Real-life tractor beam technology created
    'Star Wars'-inspired real-life 'tractor beam' created pulls in, pushes out
    Perhaps, you recall when theDeath Starreeled in the Millennium Falcon in the originalStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hopeor in many episodes ofStar Trek. The invisible force aka a tractor beam has always been known as phenomenon rooted in science...
  • Mimas as seen by Cassini
    Saturn's moon Mimas may have an underground ocean or just a weird core
    It wasn’t that long ago that Earth was thought to be the only place in the Solar System capable of having liquid water oceans, but now we know of several moons that do as well, including Europa and Enceladus, and likely Titan and Ganymede as...
  • September 2014 global temperatures reach new record
    NOAA reports global temperatures rise to new September record
    On Monday the NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. reported that at 1.30 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average baseline temperature, the September 2014 average global surface temperature was the highest on...
  • Compact fusion reactor
    Lockheed Martin claims breakthrough in compact fusion reactors
    Lockheed Martin announced this week that it plans to have a working compact nuclear fusion reactor (CFR) in ten years. If successful, the smaller, more portable size of the reactors could make them ideal sources of power for various transportation...
  • Industrial Revolution
    The Industrial Revolution of Ultrafast Laser
    Laser manufacturing has two ways it can go: produce lasers for the scientific laser market or produce lasers for the industrial market. While both markets require precision laser products, they have different needs. The scientific market for...
  • Kandinsky crater on Mercury
    MESSENGER takes first images of ice near Mercury's north pole
    The Solar System is full of surprises. Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, is a baking hot world, as would be expected. It is one of the last places where you would think anything would or could be frozen, but things aren’t always as...
  • Ice giant exoplanet
    New Uranus-like 'ice giant' exoplanet discovered
    Many different kinds of exoplanets have been found by astronomers, from giant “hot Jupiters” and “super Earths” to smaller rocky worlds like Earth or Mars. Now, another type has been discovered, an “ice giant”...