What would happen at a Neutron star collision with Earth?

An excellent documentary from National Geographic

Just How Big Can Black Holes Get?

Some of the biggest black holes in the Universe may actually be even bigger than previously thought, according to a study using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

NASA’s NuSTAR & ESA’s XMM help solve Black hole spin riddle

Two X-ray space observatories, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun.

Picture of the Day: Looks like ink on paper? Not exactly… It’s Ferrofluid on a magnetic field!

At last: Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Ready

Windows 7 users, the wait is over! Microsoft has finally released Internet Explorer 10 — which debuted with Windows 8 four months ago — for Windows 7. You can download it from this link: here (all languages)!

The remains of Cleopatra’s sister possibly found in Turkey

The remains of Cleopatra’s sister may have been found in Turkey, reports say. While Arsinoe IV’s bones have been analyzed, scientists have not been able to issue a conclusion. Arsinoe IV was allegedly killed by Cleopatra and Mark Anthony in 41 B.C., in the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, a Greek city now located on […]

The new HEVC H.265 Codec Delivers 4K Video at 60FPS Using About 10Mbps

In a video posted by Diginfo.TV, we can clearly see that the recently ratified standard HEVC or H.265 is already being tested and used for some impressive high-quality video streaming configurations. In the past, the speculation was that it would take 45-50Mbps in order to be able to stream 4K video. This was primarily because […]

Here is Saturn’s Mysterious North Pole Hexagon, as seen by Cassini

Astronomers have known for a while that Saturn houses a very peculiar cloud pattern at its north pole, a hexagon. They don’t know why and how it’s formed, but it is one of the most striking features of the spectacular planet.

Is a Comet on Collision Course with Mars?

There is an outside chance that a newly discovered comet might be on a collision course with Mars!

Indian rocket launches 7 international mini satellites

A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) successfully launched from India today, sending seven different international satellites into orbit.

Picture(?) of the day: You are here (with surprise link!)

For today we have something very special and not just a still picture! We have a live, 3D, interactive galactic tour! To take the tour, click the link below and once the galaxy map loads, click “Tour” in the upper right corner! Click on any star from the 100,000 included to very detailed display info! […]

Top 5 Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2012

Scientists are well known for their restless, inquiring minds and for their eagerness to constantly push the boundaries of human knowledge ever further. Therefore, it need not surprise anybody that these past twelve months were filled with major scientific breakthroughs, some of which can be labeled as “cool,” to say the least. Without further ado, […]

Memristors? Chips that imitate natural nerves under testing

Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn by itself, and it doesn’t need any programming. Senior lecturer Dr. Andy Thomas from Bielefeld University’s Faculty of Physics is experimenting with memristors — electronic […]

The orbit of the Russian Meteorite is determined by astronomers (Video)

The asteroid that struck Russia earlier this month took astronomers by surprise, but that in itself isn’t a surprise, we simply don’t have the technology to track asteroids that small.

Wireless power transmission may cut the cord for electric devices

A mobile phone that charges in your pocket, a flat-screen TV that needs no power cord, a car fueled by a cordless panel in the floor: these and other applications of wireless electricity may become part of a future with fewer annoying cables. WiTricity, a company spun off from research at the Massachusetts Institute of […]

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