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The Week In Numbers: Fire In Space, The First Cloned Human Embryo, And More

<b>1,350 light-years</b>: the distance to a "fiery ribbon" stretching across the Orion Nebula, captured recently by a submillimeter-wavelength camera inside Chile's Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope. The ribbon is actually a glow given off by cold interstellar dust at wavelengths too long for human …

Tesla's path to the upgradable car

At a press event on Tuesday, Tesla shared how it took advantage of Nvidia GPU technology to make a car ready for continual upgrades.<p>At Tesla's sunny headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., I asked CTO JB Straubel when to expect the next model upgrade for the Model S. He quickly dismissed the automaker …

Tesla

Restless Sun Unleashes Three Huge Flares

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:48 pm. 3:48 pm<p>X3.2 solar flare. Video produced by …

Huge Boost In U.S. Oil Output Set To Transform Global Market

U.S. oil production is rising sharply and increased output from shale will be a "game changer" in global energy markets in the coming years, according to a new report out Tuesday by the International Energy Agency.<p>"U.S. shale oil will help meet most of the world's new oil needs in the next five …

This is why big data is the sweet spot for SaaS

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Andrea Danti<p>People often ask me where the smart money is in big data. I often tell them that’s a …

11 Problems Music Can Solve

Music is a splendid thing. It can cheer you up when you're sad, make you dance like a fool, and allow you to drown out the world when you need to. …

TV

11 Names for Alphabetical Antics and Other Word Games

If you love word play, you probably know that a word—or longer piece of writing—that reads the same forward and backward is called a <i>palindrome</i>. But …

Pie

Some words descended largely unchanged since end of last ice age

Seven major language families might all descend from an ancient language superfamily. Some words from that early language might be recognizable today.<p>…

Ice Age

Obama administration announces manufacturing institutes

<i>Posted on behalf of Chris Palmer</i><p>The administration of US President Barack Obama announced this week that it is committing US$200 million to create …