Michael Palutke

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Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.</i><p><b>Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with …

Gadget Lab Podcast: A Smartphone With a Vaporizer Module

In celebration of 4/20 on Sunday, Mat and Mike spend this week's show getting high — on technology! If you haven't yet read Mat's in-depth feature …

The AeroPress Inventor’s Secret To A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

A Q&A with Alan Adler, the Stanford lecturer, physicist, and toy maker behind one of the world’s most popular coffee makers.<p>There are more elegant ways to brew coffee today than ever before. And yet one of the most popular methods involves a sterile plastic tube that bears a striking resemblance a …

Hubble sees the fireball from a kilonova

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a new kind of stellar blast called a kilonova that’s about 1,000 times brighter than a regular nova.<p>A …

Scientists to Discuss Universe's Strange Dense Spot Wednesday: Watch Live

An odd dense spot in the universe populated by a surprising amount of matter has been puzzling scientists since it was revealed in March in an …

20130605 Sample Return Robot Challenge

According to a new study, the Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334, might be one of the most productive star-forming regions in the Milky Way, going through a "baby boom." http://oak.ctx.ly/r/5xmr "It might resemble a 'mini-starburst,' similar to a scaled-down version of the spectacular bursts sometimes seen in other galaxies," said the study's lead author.

NASA launching rocket tonight on self-destruction mission to study the early universe

NASA is launching a rocket high into Earth's atmosphere tonight between 11 PM and midnight Eastern time, in an effort to capture images from the universe's dawn. The agency will be broadcasting the launch live on Ustream from Wallops, Virginia, and the launch site will be open to the public. But …

NASA creates eye-popping 160-megapixel image of our two nearest galaxies (video)

NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever -- or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA's Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University were able to create a stunningly detailed survey of the two galaxies …