Alejandro Andrés Lira Galindo

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The First “Potentially Habitable” Exoplanet Was Probably Just a Sunspot

Oops<p>Way back in 2010, Gliese 581g made waves as “the Goldilocks planet”. It was the first planet scientists found within the habitable zone—the region around a star where it’s not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to endure on a planet’s surface. But after the initial excitement about …

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3 Simple DIY Gadget Fixes

Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.<p>Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.

National Ignition Facility Announces Record Amount Of Fusion Energy

Physicists had to compress the fuel to twice the density of the core of the sun.<p>U.S. physicists are reporting they've created more energy than ever before from a laser-triggered fusion reaction.<p>Fusion is the reaction that occurs in the interiors of stars, including Earth's own sun. Theoretically, …

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Best of the Week: Illustrations, Tech News, Productivity and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

La implementación del codec H264 de Cisco pasa a ser de código abierto

Buenas noticias para el vídeo en internet, campo que parecía eternamente estancado en las disputas de las licencias. La compañía <b>Cisco ha decidido</b> …

Insistent Life | Mushrooms

Curious little mushrooms on gardens at the Caracas University City (UCV)<i>.</i> <i><br>Curiosos y simpáticos honguitos en los jardines de la Ciudad Universitaria</i> …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Mars Dunes, Saturn Storms, and Sicily Shakes

Carina's young stars kick off views of Mars, Saturn, and the skies of Chile, seen in the week's best space pictures.<p>Young stars burst from a crescent-shaped cradle in the constellation Carina, revealed in the above February 12 Your Shot image.<p>The stellar nursery called NGC3324 hangs more than 6,500 …

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5 Sky Events This Week: Red Planet, Lord of the Rings, and Space Mountain

Changing Planet<p>This image of 190,000-light-years-distant supernova remnant E0102 combines both an x-ray view from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and an optical view from the Hubble Space Telescope. Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/D.Dewey et al. & NASA/CXC/SAO/J.DePasquale; Optical: NASA/STScI<p><b>The</b> …

Checking In: Going Small in the Caribbean

Whether you’re hoping to get in some grade-A scuba time or explore a tropical forest, the Caribbean has you covered.<p><b>Here are three petite lodges that pack a real luxury punch in paradise:</b><p><b>■</b> <b>Casa Bonita</b>, Barahona, Dominican Republic <i>(from $211)</i><p>The Dominican Republic’s antidote to airbrushed Punta Cana: …

Are We Living in a Black Hole?

Our universe may reside within a vast, black hole.<p>Let's rewind the clock. Before humans existed, before Earth formed, before the sun ignited, before galaxies arose, before light could even shine, there was the Big Bang. This happened 13.8 billion years ago.<p>But what about before that? Many …

Photo: Scorpion’s Stinger Studded With Diamond Sash

<b>In the high desert of Chile, a giant telescope’s eye has opened ours to the true beauty of a well-known star cluster. Best of all, the starry bauble strikes the observer’s eyes from near the tip of a mythical Scorpion’s stinger.</b><p>One of the more popular deep-sky objects for backyard stargazers, …

Five Striking Concepts for Harnessing the Sea's Power

Sea "snakes," special buoys, and mechanical carpets are aimed at making wave energy viable.<p><b>Off the southern coast of Australia, a new effort is under way to capture the energy embedded in ocean swells. Special buoys will be used to convert the sea's waves into a maximum of 62.5 megawatts (MW), or</b> …

Twitter claims Venezuela is blocking its images to stifle protests

Venezuela's government has been trying to silence protests over shortages of basic goods, and that crackdown appears to be extending into the digital realm as well. A Twitter spokesperson tells Engadget and <i>Bloomberg</i> that pictures on its social network are "currently blocked" for at least some …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: NASA's healing device, vertical gardens and a grass-powered robot mower

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Solar power just got a big boost as Ivanpah, the world's biggest solar thermal power plant, was just switched on in the California desert. The massive plant, …

eBay snags a startup that helps you try clothes on virtually

Buying clothes online while you're lazing around in your underwear is a wonderful thing, but the tricky part is figuring out if that ironic t-shirt really flatters your figure. That's why eBay just bought a company called PhiSix -- the team's tech turns patterns and pictures of clothing into 3D …

Google reportedly offered to acquire WhatsApp for $10 billion (update)

While WhatsApp just agreed to a $19 billion acquisition deal with Facebook, the social network wasn't the first to approach the messaging service with a very generous proposal. According to <i>Forbes</i>, Google offered $10 billion to acquire the app. Though it's not clear exactly when Mountain View …