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Star-rich galaxy found from universe's baby years | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Astronomers have found an old and distant galaxy that is believed to date back to a time when the universe was just 650 million years old, a fraction of its current age.<p>A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2744, the deepest …

Found: The Oldest Known Star In The Universe

Astronomers announced yesterday that they've spotted a child of the very first stars.<p>Astronomers announced yesterday that they discovered the oldest known star in the universe. They believe the star is from the second generation of stars ever to form.<p>Stefan Keller, an astronomer at the Mount …

Meet Taranis, The UK's Shiny New Stealth Drone

The future of warfare is another smooth, gray, v-shaped flying robot.<p>BAE Systems, a British defense and aerospace company, revealed last week that its stealth drone Taranis successfully flew in tests over the Australian desert in August. Named after a Celtic god of thunder, Taranis is a technology …

EverythingMe is out of beta: one of the smartest launchers around got an upgrade (video)

EverythingMe, a contextual Android launcher first released in April 2013, received a substantial update and is now officially out of beta.<p>Similarly to Aviate, which was recently acquired by Yahoo, EverythingMe uses information like location, moment of the day, and the apps that you use the most to …

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

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Google Chromecast expected to land in the UK this March

The Google Chromecast is easily one of the most affordable media streaming devices available in the United States, but up until now the device wasn’t officially available to the rest of the world — at least not without paying exorbitant prices through an importer. The good news is that this …

Word Lens translation app adds Russian in time for the Olympics

On the same day as the opening ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Olympics, Quest Visual, Inc. added a new language to their Word Lens Translator – you guessed it, Russian.<p>Word Lens is a real time visual text translation service, categorized as an augmented reality application. Simply point your …

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

NASA is now working with private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources like helium 3 and rare earth metals.<p>Initial proposals are due tomorrow for the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown program (CATALYST). One or more private companies …

Dyson to Build Robots?

Dyson – yes, the vacuum company – has invested over $8 million in a robotics research lab at Imperial College London with the hope that they’ll be …

3D-printed hip implant lets teenager walk again

Much of the fanfare surrounding 3D printing has centered on its enabling consumers to create objects themselves, potentially circumventing …

Best Free Apps of the Day on Feb 9. Ziner RSS Reader, Destiny’s Handbook, Grandpa and the Zombies, & More!

Grab Ziner, a universal RSS reader that supports Feedly and all the bells and whistles you could want from an app of its kind. Destiny’s Handbook is …

APOD: Falling to Earth (2014 Feb 10) Video Credit & Copyright: Red Bull Stratos, GoPro; Music: Wilderness is Their Home Now & Satellites (East of the River), ExtremeMusic http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140210.html http://youtube.com/watch?v=dYw4meRWGd4 Explanation: What would it be like to fall to Earth from really high up? A new record for the highest jump was accomplished in 2012 by Felix Baumgartner. Surpassing the previous record of 31.3 kilometer plummet, Baumgartner, in a commercial venture, jumped off a floating balloon platform 39.0 kilometers above New Mexico, USA and had his entire fall recorded on video. Baumgartner wore a pressurized suit able to provide breathable air and warmth while up in the balloon and during his fall. Free falling 36.4 km before deploying his parachute, Baumgartner surpassed 1,000 km per hour and the sound barrier during the descent. The above video records his four minutes and 19 seconds of free fall in real time. The stunt included a somewhat unexpected but potentially dangerous spin that occurred during the second minute which could have knocked out or disoriented Baumgartner. After an enthralling plummet, Baumgartner's parachutes deployed and he landed safely. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bull_Stratos http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoPro http://eastoftheriveruk.bandcamp.com/ https://www.extrememusic.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140210 #APOD