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Could You Power Civilization with a Black Hole?

In theory, energy consumed by a black hole is trapped forever. But it turns out it might be possible to harness the rotational energy of a spinning …

Black Holes

How TESS will hunt for alien worlds

Launched last week, TESS will scan 200,000 close and bright stars, seeking new planets and possibly livable worlds. Here’s a roundtable discussion …

Science

What Have We Learnt About Exoplanets From the Kepler Mission?

On Monday June 19, NASA held a media briefing to announce the completed catalogue of exoplanets from the Kepler Mission.<p>The catalogue lists 4,034 …

Universe

Image - Hubble Ultra Deep Field Infrared View of Galaxies Billions of Light-Years Away

About this image<p>This infrared view reveals galaxies far, far away that existed long, long ago. Taken by the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-object …

Universe

Astronomers Just Found a 'Hot Jupiter' So Dark, It Absorbs Nearly 99% of Light

A Vantablack planet?<p>Astronomers have found a planet so dark it absorbs almost all light that hits it through a dense layer of haze. Its discoverers …

Astronomy

PUBG’s latest mode adds armored vehicles and eight-person squads

Gear up and roll out<p>Late last night PUBG Corp. released a new game mode for the PC version of <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i>. It’s called <i>Steel Rain</i>, and it adds light armored vehicles to the game for the first time. It also ups the squad size to eight players. That means bigger gunfights early in …

PUBG

PUBG Developer Announces Weapon Balance Patch

PUBG Corporation, the developer behind the battle royale game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, recently posted a dev blog outlining some upcoming …

Gaming Industry

God Of War Is The First Must Have Game Of 2018

The first 2018 must have game has arrived. <i>God of War</i> has arrived for the PlayStation 4.It’s hard to overstate how impressive <i>God of War</i> is. It is the …

PlayStation

15 tips and tricks to play and win at Fortnite Battle Royale, the most popular game in the world right now

In just about seven months, "Fortnite Battle Royale" has become the hottest game in the world.<p>The game is not only free-to-play for anyone, it's also everywhere you could possibly play a video game: It's a free download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, but also iOS. It's coming soon to Android.<p>The …

Fortnite Battle Royale

‘God of War’ artifacts collectibles guide

Hidden throughout the lands and realms of <i>God of War</i> are a whole bunch of collectibles that encourage you to explore the game and find hidden paths. …

Archaeology

Salaries of Pro Gamers

Pro gamers don't get paid for playing from the easy chair with chips at their side. Though it may sound like a dream job, the competitive gaming …

Salaries & Wages

Curiosity — NASA Wants to Send Robo-Bees to Mars

If you were to choose the soundtrack for a robot explorer landing on Mars, what piece of music would you choose? Maybe something epic, like Gustav …

David Bowie

How Elon Musk’s Plan to Colonize Mars Helps Planet Earth

It’s hard not to get the impression that Elon Musk has written off planet Earth. The entire purpose behind SpaceX is to develop a feasible, …

Elon Musk

Eagle's Return

Image Credit: NASA<p>Published: October 4, 2017<p>A view of the Apollo 11 lunar module "Eagle" as it returned from the surface of the Moon to dock with the …

Space Exploration

Newt Gingrich: A glimpse of America’s future in space in 2024

Two historic events happened this past week that will lay the groundwork for the future of American space exploration.<p>First, after a close vote in the Senate, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla. – a former Navy combat pilot – was confirmed as the new head of NASA. I am confident he will be a strong …

Space Exploration

See The First-Ever 3D Virtual Reality Film Shot In Space, Courtesy Of National Geographic [Video]

The National Geographic Channel has one major treat coming up for its viewers, reports <i>Space.com</i>.<p>Channel officials have disclosed the tantalizing news …

Virtual Reality

Electrohydrodynamic cooling system to beat the heat on deep space missions

When astronauts head for Mars, keeping them cool will be a major concern, so a team of mechanical engineers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute …

Engineering

SpaceX will build Mars rockets on an island full of history

Elon Musk's planned BFR Mars rocket finds a home in Los Angeles. It's oddly fitting for what could be a very historic spacecraft.<p>Elon Musk's SpaceX has received a key thumbs-up to build the so-called BFR -- for Big Falcon Rocket or Big F****ing Rocket -- on an island steeped in history, both dark …

Space Travel

NASA Is Ready to Start Building Its Moon Station

Here’s why the moon is back in the picture.<p>It’s been 50 years since man first walked on the moon. In 2019, NASA will make its first big push to go …

Space Exploration

Elon Musk Is About to Spend Half a Billion Dollars on These 3 Epic Projects

New funding, woohoo!<p>Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, is raising about US$500 million in new funding.<p>The cash investment would be a boon to SpaceX, …

Space Travel

'Terraria' developer cancels the sandbox adventure's sequel

<i>Terraria</i> made quite a splash when it launched in 2011, that its creators ended up releasing it on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U and even on mobile platforms. The 2D sandbox action-adventure title was so warmly received that indie developer Re-Logic announced that it's working on a …

PS Vita

Billy Mitchell stripped of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man high score records & Guinness title

The name Billy Mitchell is likely familiar to the subset of gamers interested in classic arcade games or those who high score world records. For a …

Retrogaming

NASA's Got a Plan for a 'Galactic Positioning System' to Save Astronauts Lost in Space

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Outer space glows with a bright fog of X-ray light, coming from everywhere at once. But peer carefully into that fog, and faint, …

Space Exploration

Evidence mounts for habitability of Venus-like worlds

Climate models show exoplanets like Venus could hold oceans under the right conditions. Richard A. Lovett reports.

Astronomy

A City-Size 'Telescope' Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A gravitational wave detector that's 2.5 miles long isn't cool. You know what's cool? A 25-mile-long gravitational wave …

Black Holes

The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System

An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.<p><i>Updated on April 16 at 4:19 p.m. ET</i><p>For millennia, the only planets we knew of were the ones in our own solar system. That changed in October 1995, when a pair of Swiss astrophysicists discovered a …

Universe

Xbox One Adds 19 New Original Xbox Backwards Compatible Games This Month

As teased, Microsoft revealed a bunch of new original Xbox games that will soon be backwards compatible with Xbox One. During the latest episode of Inside Xbox, the company announced that 19 original Xbox titles will be playable on the current-gen console this month, including some of the …

Red Dead Redemption

SEGA Genesis, Master System Games Coming to Switch

Classic SEGA games from the Genesis and Master System are making their way to Nintendo Switch.<p>During its annual SEGA FES event in Japan, the company …

Retrogaming

China and Russia are developing space weapons, bolstering case for U.S. 'Space Corps'

WASHINGTON - Russia and China are engaged in robust efforts to fight wars in space, developing technology and weapons designed to take out U.S. …

Military

‘It’s going to happen’: is the world ready for war in space?

The next theatre of conflict is likely to be in Earth’s orbit – and may have dire consequences for us all<p>When you hear the phrase “space war”, it is easy to conjure images that could have come from a <i>Star Wars</i> movie: dogfights in space, motherships blasting into warp speed, planet-killing lasers and …

War