Philip Isaac

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Reaching for the clouds

WHEN senior European Union officials recently went to America to seek answers about Edward Snowden’s claims of wholesale snooping, including on EU …

A liquid lake on Saturn’s moon

A false-color mosaic of Ligeia Mare – the second-largest known body of liquid on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. It’s larger than Lake Superior on …

Astronomy

Cosmologist claims Universe may not be expanding

It started with a bang, and has been expanding ever since. For nearly a century, this has been the standard view of the Universe. Now one cosmologist …

Physics

A religious policy by stealth

YOU probably haven't noticed it, but the European Union has just acquired a religion policy. Quite an elaborate one in fact. On June 24th, the …

The Moon’s Antipodal Magnetism Mystery

North polar area showing location of the Schrödinger basin antipode, magnetized area and grooved terrain in Froelich and Lovelace.<p>Although the Moon …

Extragalactic neutrinos: IceCube may have seen subatomic particles from another galaxy.

I don’t get to write hyperbolic science fiction titles very often, but I couldn’t resist this one. Even if it’s not <i>entirely</i> accurate; in reality the …

Betelgeuse: Red supergiant blasts out arc of material billions of miles long.

The famous star, marking the shoulder of Orion, is a red supergiant, a massive and massively swollen star. It’s <i>ridiculously</i> huge; if you replaced the …

New 'Charmed' Particle Represents Rare State of Matter

A new type of particle may have shown up independently at two particle accelerators, physicists say. The particle, made of four quarks (the …

Physics

Dust In The Wind... Black Hole Style

Over the years, researchers have taken myriad observations of black holes and their environs, but now ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer is …

Black Holes

New Horizons Spacecraft 'Stays the Course' for Pluto System Encounter

Following an intense 18 month study to determine if NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft faced potentially destructive impact hazards during its planned …

[1305.5720] The Gravitational Universe

Abstract: The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of the Universe. We know the life cycles of stars, the structure of …

SDO witnesses a solar splashdown

On June 7, 2011, our Sun erupted, blasting tons of hot plasma into space. Some of that plasma splashed back down onto the Sun’s surface, sparking …

Trick Photography and Special Effects E-Book

An open letter to anybody wanting to take better photographs today:<p>Read on to discover...<p>"Who Else Wants To Learn How To Use<p>The Top Secret …

Photography

Power shift

CONSOLIDATION in the 3D-printing business continues as the big companies in the industry aim to provide services and products that cover the entire …

Digital Designs for Physical Objects

FLOWALISTIK<p>Agustin has contributed many beloved low-poly designs that are fun and useful.<p>CURVED HONEYCOMB VASE<p>Display your summer flowers or pens in …

This week's hottest reviews on TechRadar

This week has been all about E3, gaming, and the next gen consoles.<p>The internet has been going bonkers crazy for PS4 this week, and the Xbox One is …

Data management: how to get the most from how you handle data

Data management is one of the core elements of any modern business, large or small. It's not just the figures on costs, revenues and resources, but …

Employment

Hands-on preview: Skylanders Swap Force promises mix-and-match joy

<i>Skylanders</i> may have seemed like a passing fad when its range of collectable toy figures and video game characters was launched on an unexepecting. …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Google Analytics

A Look at 500px for Showcasing your Images

Most of us know and enjoy Flickr, it has been around for around 9 years now, a veritable lifetime in internet years. Whilst a massive and popular …

Alone Against the Rising Son and What You May Have Missed This Week on Light Stalking

Light Stalking has grown into one of the top online sources of information and community for photographers. Nearly a million people each month visit …

Spectacular Cosmographic Maps Chart Galaxies and Superclusters in Local Universe

<i>All images and videos: “Cosmography of the Local Universe,” Courtois, Helene, et al, arXiv:1306.0091, accepted for publication in the Astronomical</i> …

Got something to say to an alien? Lone Signal can beam your message

Their new website launched today, so you can be among the first to compose a message to a distant civilization.<p>A group of scientists and …

Crowdsourcing

Scientists release plans for new largest particle accelerator, designed to find dark matter

One of the biggest science projects in human history is ready to begin. Scientists from around the world announced today that they have completed the final design specs for what will become the largest particle accelerator ever built, the International Linear Collider, a planned 19.3-mile-long (31 …

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

Black hole bonanza in 'next door' Andromeda galaxy

Twenty-six new black hole candidates have been discovered in the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy. According to the astronomers involved, these could be …

Two video feeds: The International Space Station in real time

To see our home planet from above – in real time – is awesome. Livestream video from ISS here, plus we link to a page showing the space stations’s …

Space