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Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

Black Holes

Creed, Noa, and Co. launch “Rage” with an epic score. – Editor’s Rating: 80

<b>Surfing:</b> 40/50 <b><br>Production Quality:</b> 23/30 <b><br>Wave Quality:</b> 17/20<p>For more info on their deck-pad endeavour go to rageragerage.com to see all their latest …

Copyright

The year's most wondrous space photography

Defrosting sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars. | (<i>NASA/JPL/University of Arizona</i>)<p>A composite image of NGC 6357, a region of the galaxy …

Our Favorite Photos of This Week's Epic Supermoon

Last night, photographers around the world turned their cameras to the sky to capture the closest full moon—also known as a supermoon—since 1948. …

Read Donald Trump’s Full Victory Speech After He Won the Presidential Race

Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of his supporters at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan early Wednesday morning after his stunning victory over …

Donald Trump

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Found A Strange Asteroid Teeming With The Ingredients Of Life

Red isn’t a common color outside of planets in our solar system. Sure, you’ve got Mars, and surprising patches of color on Pluto among other mysteries, but by and large, space is greyscale. So that makes MU69, a red asteroid in the Kuiper Belt, a subject of serious fascination among scientists.<p>MU69 …

Scientists propose space nation named ‘Asgardia’ and cosmic shield to protect Earth from asteroids

A space nation, independent of countries on Earth, could be founded after a team of engineers, scientists and legal experts put forward proposals for an extra-terrestrial state.<p>The project, which is led by Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, Chairman of UNESCOs Science of Space committee, aims to …

Physicists Created the First-Ever Time Crystals

Making a Time Crystal<p>A time crystal, without going into much detail, is an object appearing to have movement while remaining at its ground state — an …

Quantum Mechanics

'Alien Megastructure' Star Keeps Getting Stranger

The more scientists learn about "Tabby's Star," the more mysterious the bizarre object gets.<p>Newly analyzed observations by NASA's planet-hunting …

How an Australian College Student Did What NASA Couldn't

Paddy Neumann's final project—which proposes using junk metal as rocket fuel—could change space travel forever.<p>Paddy Neumann kind of looks like someone who's really into brewing beer. But back when he was a third year student at the University of Sydney, the now Dr. Neumann started on a course of …

Space Travel

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

Return of the floppy: Modder creates 128GB floppy disk. Why? Why not?

We all have that one friend who built their brand new gaming PC into an old beige case. They probably have some story about how weird the motherboard …

working knowledge

The only company launching civilians into orbit says space travel is nearing the 'bounds of affordability'

Perhaps within the next five to ten years, an average Joe could check off "experience space travel" from their bucket list, according to Tom Shelley, the president of Virginia-based company Space Adventures.<p>That's all due to a number of factors, including the increase in companies working on …

Space Travel

Cybergang targets Japanese banks with Rovnix Trojan

Researchers at IBM X-Force spotted the cybergang that controls the Rovnix Trojan launching an aggressive campaign against 14 major Japanese Banks.<p>The …

Social Issues

LED indoor farms could change the food industry, and help solve world hunger

The world’s population keeps growing and we keep using up the Earth’s land to grow more food – so what happens when traditional agriculture can no …

Aquaponics

'Linux Moose' turns Linux devices into proxy servers to build social media followings

Researchers at ESET security have released a technical paper detailing their findings on malware that turns Linux-based devices into proxy servers …

Space Travel

IRS believes identity thieves from Russia

IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.<p>The information was stolen as part of an elaborate scheme …

Meet Brease, the device that gives you your own personal cloud

Internet users have plenty of options for cloud storage, and many of them are quite affordable. But it might be even cheaper to control your own …

Google Comms and Policy Head Whetstone Takes Over That Job at Uber

The top Google exec will replace David Plouffe, who will remain as chief adviser and board member at the ride-sharing juggernaut.<p>Rachel Whetstone, the longtime head of Google’s powerful public policy and communications unit, is taking on a similar job at Uber as SVP of policy and …

Silicon Valley