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Fraunhofer tests an LED lamp that will light up your PC at 3 Gbps

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Fraunhofer<p>When you think about broadband connections, you usually picture radio airwaves or wires, not ambient light. …

NASA Shares Dazzling View of Small Magellanic Cloud Galaxy

NASA has released a new view of the tip of the "wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy (SMC) taken by NASA's Great Observatories, the Hubble, …

BigPic: The James Webb Space Telescope, Ready To Be Frozen

Prepping for space with a super-cold vacuum<p>It's cold up there in space, so before the James Webb Space Telescope gets sent up there, NASA scientists are putting it through its paces, locking parts of it in a vacuum and chilling them to -414 F. We've seen what the vacuum looks like, and here we see …

Incoming! Asteroid miners are getting financial boost from NASA cash - Cosmic Log

An artist's concept shows Planetary Resources' Arkyd Interceptor spacecraft closing in on an asteroid.<p>Commercial ventures are planning to send out profit-hunting missions to asteroids by the year 2020 — but in the shorter term, they're bringing in money by developing technologies that may show up …

Researchers testing nuclear fusion technology that could power NASA's rockets

NASA-funded researchers at the University of Washington will test a unique approach to nuclear fusion this summer, in the hopes that the technology will replace rocket fuel and power spacecraft that are faster and less expensive to operate. The research team has already confirmed that discrete …

Nuclear Fusion

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …