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Hubble telescope successor may use dead stars to find live planets

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Researchers from Harvard and Tel Aviv Universities published a paper arguing that the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope could be used to look at supposedly "dead" star-systems, and they think that doing so could finally lead us to proof of life elsewhere in the universe....
Hubble telescope successor may use dead stars to find live planets

We the people want a Death Star

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The Obama administration just tried to pull an Obi-Wan Kenobi on the American people. "This is not the petition response you're looking for," writes Paul Shawcross of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Shawcross, who heads the Science and Space branch of OMB, gave a digital...
We the people want a Death Star
At our current rate of progress, IPv6 will be fully implemented on May 10, 2048

Is There Life On Mars? Who Knows, But NASA's Messenger Just Found Water Ice On Mercury!

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Although the surface temperature of the planet is hot enough to melt steel as it is so close to the sun, craters of water ice have been discovered at its north and south poles. NASA's mission to Mercury has discovered the possibility of water ice on the planet. The...
Is There Life On Mars? Who Knows, But NASA's Messenger Just Found Water Ice On Mercury!

dbreunig: Planets discovered, by year, by detection methods....

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dbreunig: Planets discovered, by year, by detection methods. (Via the NASA Exoplanet Archive)...
dbreunig: Planets discovered, by year, by detection methods....

NASA will send second Mars rover in 2020, send humans in 2030s

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A rendering of the ExoMars rover, in which NASA will play a reduced role. NASA has announced plans for a second Mars rover to launch in 2020, but other sources suggest that NASA's new budget may cut joint Mars programs with Europe, according to the Associated Press. The sources...
NASA will send second Mars rover in 2020, send humans in 2030s

DealBook Connects the Winklevii and Bitcoin, Wins Internet Bingo

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(Photo: Celebrity Net Worth) Some days, the planets align and you get magic. For example: this news from DealBook that Zuck nemeses the Winklevii are, in fact, two of the biggest Bitcoin investors in the world. Of course they are! DealBook reports: “An array of speculators have now bid up...
DealBook Connects the Winklevii and Bitcoin, Wins Internet Bingo

listening to "Smashing Pumpkins vs. Afrika Bambaata - Smashing Planets"

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listening to "Smashing Pumpkins vs. Afrika Bambaata - Smashing Planets"

Street View gets groovified with stereographic animations

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Two animations that tap Google Street View for images -- and then make "Little Planets" out of them -- let you travel around the world again and again and again. [Read more]...
Street View gets groovified with stereographic animations

Angry Birds join Curiosity on Mars, with help from NASA

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Turns out there is life on Mars, at least in the world of Angry Birds. Rovio Entertainment, those masters of marketing and publicity stunts, launched an update for Angry Birds Space today that adds new levels based on Mars, plus access to content related to the Curiosity Rover. NASA and...
Angry Birds join Curiosity on Mars, with help from NASA
Researchers creating 'Hell Cell' microbe that could survive on Mars

Rovio launches Angry Birds Space, crashes on to iOS, Android, PC and Mac from 99¢

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In the past few moments, Finnish design studio Rovio has pushed the button and finally launched the next instalment in the Angry Birds franchise — Angry Birds Space. Launching on the App Store, Android, on PC and on the Mac, Angry Birds Space has a new twist compared to earlier...
Rovio launches Angry Birds Space, crashes on to iOS, Android, PC and Mac from 99¢

Kepler, seeker of Earth-like exoplanets, is broken - and NASA isn't sure if it can be fixed

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Back in March of 2009, the Kepler space telescope launched into the universe with the goal of identifying Earth-like planets. Over the years, it did manage that mission, occasionally finding a planet located in the habitable zone orbiting its star. Now, NASA is reporting that the space telescope is suffering...
Kepler, seeker of Earth-like exoplanets, is broken - and NASA isn't sure if it can be fixed

White House Vaporizes Death Star Petition

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An estimated $850 quadrillion effort to add a “Death Star” similar to the one seen in “Star Wars” to the United States’ military arsenal would be too costly and doomed to failure. This according to the Obama administration which on Saturday officially rejected a citizen petition calling for the White...
White House Vaporizes Death Star Petition
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The Night Sky for iPhone and iPad

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The Night Sky from iCandiApps is a stargazing app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. You point your iOS device skyward, and see a real-time, geolocated display of the heavenly bodies overhead--stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and galaxies....
The Night Sky for iPhone and iPad

Elon Musk on Why Humans Should Set Up Shop On Mars: It's a Fixer-Upper

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When it comes to choosing a possible planet for humans to inhabit, Mars is our only bet. Mercury is so hot it melts the rocks. Venus won’t work either. Sure, Mars only reaches room temperature on hot days in the summer. But surely a population as good as ours at...
Elon Musk on Why Humans Should Set Up Shop On Mars: It's a Fixer-Upper

Alt-week 10.6.12: supercomputers on the moon, hear the Earth sing and the future of sports commentary

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Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Normally we try to encourage you to join us around the warm alt-week campfire by teasing you about what diverse and exotic internet nuggets we have for you inside. Sadly, this...
Alt-week 10.6.12: supercomputers on the moon, hear the Earth sing and the future of sports commentary
Possible habitable zone planet is a mere 12 light years away

How Water Drops Orbit a Needle in Zero Gravity

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In this video from NASA, astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates how water drops orbit a charged knitting needle in the absence of gravity, modeling a solar system. He points out, however, that the forces at work are different; here electric charges pull the water drops toward the needle, whereas planets...
How Water Drops Orbit a Needle in Zero Gravity

Astronomers Reckon There Are 17 Billion Earth-Size Planets in Our Galaxy Alone

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Planets, planets, everywhere, and all the distances didn't shrink. Planets, planets, everywhere, nor any warp drive we can think (of). ...
Astronomers Reckon There Are 17 Billion Earth-Size Planets in Our Galaxy Alone

VIDEO: Inventor looks to power future

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Peter Dearman may have found an answer to one of the planets biggest problems, future energy supplies, and now some of the UK's top engineers are trying to see if it could be used to store energy from wind farms on a large scale....
VIDEO: Inventor looks to power future

'Nomad' planets roam Milky Way without stars

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Researchers estimate planets that don't orbit a sun could greatly outnumber the stars in the Milky Way and speculate that these nomad planets could harbor bacterial life. [Read more]...
'Nomad' planets roam Milky Way without stars

Google Revolving Planets Logo For Nicolaus Copernicus

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Google is celebrating the 540th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus, a mathematician and astronomer who was the man who came up with Heliocentrism. As you can see, the Google logo is of Heliocentrism, where the planets revolve around the sun and the sun is stationary at the center of the Solar...
Google Revolving Planets Logo For Nicolaus Copernicus
Angry Birds Space reaches 10 million downloads in less than three days
'Angry Birds Space' now available on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC

listening to "Smashing Pumpkins vs. Afrika Bambaata - Smashing Planets"

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listening to "Smashing Pumpkins vs. Afrika Bambaata - Smashing Planets"
Angry Birds Space set to launch in March [video]
'StarCraft'-themed 'Risk' set begins shipping
University of Arizona's TEX II is a seaworthy autonomous robot designed for other planets
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