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Ontdek de westkust van Istrië

Kroatië is de afgelopen jaren een steeds populairder vakantieland geworden. De zomers zijn er goed, de kustlijn is prachtig (misschien soms nog wel …

Sport

50 Extraordinary Photos From One Year in Space

Some 340 days ago, astronaut Scott Kelly arrived at the International Space Station to begin his 11-month mission to explore and help document the effects of longterm spaceflight on the human body. For nearly a year, Kelly has shared his days through some of the most astounding photos of our solar …

De geheimen van Galtür

Hoog bovenin de Oostenrijkse bergen, in het Tiroler Paznauntal, ligt het kleine wintersportparadijs Galtür. Het is er mooi, stil en overzichtelijk. …

Tesla's autopilot was too big a deal for a simple software update

So, Tesla Model S owners have been doing stupid things with their new ‘autopilot‘ feature, delivered as a software update over the air last week. Although it was only designed as a driving aid, people have been treating their vehicles as fully self-driving cars, with dangerous results.<p>It’s Tesla’s …

Sweden's Sub Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

The hunt for a possible Russian submarine operating clandestinely in Swedish waters might sound familiar to those of us who lived through the Cold War: That's because it bears striking similarities to a 1981 incident that made international headlines and proved a major embarrassment for Soviet …

Why Is Russia Getting So Aggressive Toward Sweden?

Russian fighter jets have been flying dangerously close to Swedish airspace and tension between the two countries has been on the rise. Is Sweden prepared to deal with a new antagonist?<p><i>Russian fighter jet SU-27 closing up on a Swedish signals intelligence plane. Photo by FRA</i><p>Russia seems to be …

Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However, researcher Nikodem Szpak may have found a way to simulate that bend without facing oblivion. …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

Wireless spectrum -- the radio signals designated to carry data over the air from your smartphone to the Internet -- isn't the sexiest topic in the tech world.<p>But spectrum has a dramatic impact on the livelihood of the carriers, and that in turn affects the quality -- and cost -- of the wireless …

The Xperia® Z3 Tablet Compact

Greater than its size<p>The 8.1" lightweight tablet with full-sized performance<p>“The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact certainly gives the Apple iPad mini a run …

Hubble Telescope Spots Post-Pluto Targets for New Horizons Probe

A NASA spacecraft may have another frigid object in its sights after zooming past Pluto next summer.<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted three …

Solar System

Lockheed figures out fusion (maybe)

Lockheed Martin's Compact Fusion technology has the potential to revolutionize life as we know it. Maybe. If it works.<p>After years of development at the company's legendary Skunkworks facility, Lockheed is coming forward now to find partners in the public and private sector. The main breakthrough is …

Nuclear Energy

Fusion Experiment Achieves Key 'Bootstrapping' Effect Not One But Four Times — NOVA Next | PBS

We’ve come yet another step closer to harnessing the power of the Sun.<p>Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report that they’ve …

Lockheed Martin Announces a Major Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, with secret laboratories and futuristic technologies, but it’s real – Lockheed Martin’s …

Nuclear Energy

Pluto Planning: Hubble Spots 3 Objects NASA Spacecraft Could Visit Next

Where could New Horizons visit after it flies by Pluto next year? NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is on the case. In a program that pushed the limits …

Solar System

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Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain.<p>The first astronauts who head off to Mars might make the entire 180-day journey while they’re fast asleep. In a NASA-commissioned study on human stasis, aerospace engineers at SpaceWorks have found …

'Death Star' Moon May Hide a Buried Ocean

Saturn's moon Mimas has a surprising wobble that might betray an underground sea.<p>Saturn's moon Mimas, the smallest of the ringed planet's major satellites, may join the growing list of moons that hide an ocean of liquid water beneath their cratered surfaces, astronomers report Thursday in the …

NASA Investigating Deep-Space Hibernation Technology

Manned missions to deep space present numerous challenges. In addition to the sheer amount of food, water and air necessary to keep a crew alive for …

Space Travel

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …