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Magnetic Graphene Clouds Can Be Made To Appear And Disappear

Toggling graphene's magnetic field on and off could lead to faster, smaller electronics.<p>Add another point to the list of reasons why graphene, the darling child of material physics, is a wunderkind. A team led by researchers at the University of Manchester has succeeded in turning magnetism on and …

Super effect on us from supermoons?

A supermoon’s extra pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But the moon’s pull doesn’t affect a human body nearly as powerfully as it does …

Space Photos From Gigantic Telescope

Herschel, a floating space observatory carrying the largest telescope ever flown in space, has reached the end of its lifespan.<p>The European Space …

European Space Agency

NASA needs help finding the asteroids we'll be visiting in 2025

NASA and the White House are calling for the public's help in identifying space debris that could one day collide with our planet. As the <i>Washington Post</i> reports, the search for asteroids will form part of a series of "Grand Challenges" run by the government and prove "we’re smarter than the …

Video: Meet ALMA, a revolutionary new telescope

The ALMA telescope, high in the northern Chilean desert, was officially inaugurated this spring. EarthSky was there. Check out our video!<p>The …

Universe

Pendulum math applies to predators, prey - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — A 350-year-old math mystery could lead to a better understanding of …

Stanford's Artificial Neural Network Is The Biggest Ever

It's 6.5 times bigger than the network Google premiered last year, which has learned to recognize YouTube cats.<p>Last summer, in conjunction with Stanford researchers, Google[x], the R&D arm where ideas like Project Glass are born, built the world's largest artificial neural network designed to …

The fast winds of Venus are getting faster

Since the 1960s, we’ve known the winds of Venus “super-rotate,” or blow faster than the planet rotates. Now a spacecraft has found Venus’ winds are …

Astronomy

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

NASA wants you ... to join Grand Challenge to hunt down asteroids

NASA's latest "Grand Challenge" is a biggie: Can you think of better ways to find potentially threatening near-Earth asteroids and do something about those threats? Your ideas could become part of the space agency's vision for the next decade.<p>The Asteroid Grand Challenge was announced on Tuesday at …

House GOP: Don't grab an asteroid — let's put bases on moon and Mars

House Republican leaders want to push for outposts on the moon and Mars — and they want to push NASA's plan to snare an asteroid into the dustbin, according to a discussion draft of their space spending plan.<p>"It is the policy of the United States that the development of capabilities and …

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