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Come again? NASA's Cassini spacecraft traveled 750 million miles to Saturn only to find a 'noodle'?

Okay, to be more accurate, Cassini produced a noodle. Well, actually, it's a noddle-shaped movie. Sort of... Yes, my tongue is poking into my cheek — …

A Dying Star's Explosive ‘Fireball' Blast Aimed a Beam of Gamma Rays at Earth

One of the brightest gamma-ray bursts ever observed briefly released as much energy as the sun will emit over its lifetime, directing a narrow beam …

We Just Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

Mimicking the Brain<p>Developments and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have been due in large part to technologies that mimic how the human …

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

University of California

150-Year Journey to Alpha Centauri Proposed

Interstellar travel, a timeworn staple of science fiction, can already be science fact if one has cash to spare. For just $100 million or so, a …

Space Travel

Astronomers fire up powerful lasers for space exploration

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the kind of laser show you'd expect from the Death Star, only there are four of them.<p>A powerful set of lasers was turned on for the first time this week at the European Space Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile's remote Atacama Desert.<p>The new Four Laser Guide Star Facility was …