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APOD: Spiral Galaxies in Collision (2014 Jan 19) Image Credit: Debra Meloy Elmegreen (Vassar College) et al., & the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140119.html Explanation: Billions of years from now, only one of these two galaxies will remain. Until then, spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163 will slowly pull each other apart, creating tides of matter, sheets of shocked gas, lanes of dark dust, bursts of star formation, and streams of cast-away stars. Astronomers predict that NGC 2207, the larger galaxy on the left, will eventually incorporate IC 2163, the smaller galaxy on the right. In the most recent encounter that about peaked 40 million years ago, the smaller galaxy is swinging around counter-clockwise, and is now slightly behind the larger galaxy. The space between stars is so vast that when galaxies collide, the stars in them usually do not collide. http://heritage.stsci.edu/1999/41/ http://hubblesite.org/news/1999/41 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140119 #APOD

Art & Painting

Hexcell Concept Watch Can Be Customized to Suit Your Style

<b>Hexcell concept watch</b> was clearly inspired by natural hexagon shaped structures which usually can be found in nature. The main watch face actually …

New camouflage coating uses squid protein to become invisible to infrared, night vision

Researchers at UC Irvine have created a new camouflage coating inspired by the pencil squid that is invisible to infrared cameras. The university developed the coating with military applications in mind — a tool to hide from enemies. Alon Gorodetsky, an assistant professor at Irvine who led the …

Nissan Nismo Concept Watch

360 Panorama Looking Down at the Burj Khalifa, The World’s Tallest Building

Back in January we posted about the breathtaking 360 degree panorama taken by photographer Gerald Donovan from high atop the world’s tallest …

Ricoh Theta Camera

While photos are still a great way of capturing moments you want to remember, they still leave something to be desired — everything outside of the …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Everyone's favorite Italian sports car has just gotten a lot easier to love, as the Ferrari 458 Speciale ($TBA). This re-imagining of the original …

GlassUp AR Glasses

Unlike Google Glass and other smart glasses, GlassUp is not useful on its own. Its purpose is to serve as your smartphone’s second screen. It relays …

Foc.us headset hits the FCC, ready to shock gamers' noggins into shape

It may not have FDA approval, but the noggin-shocking Foc.us headset recently passed through the FCC for certification. The unit utilizes transcranial direct-current simulation on the prefrontal cortex of the brain (forehead), which is claimed to improve short-term memory and cognitive function. …

How We're All Going To Be Using Wearable Technology

It would be stretching a point to say that traditional tattoos are wearable technology, but in some ways there are, and the same case could be made for mobile phones. They're permanently with many of us; we 'wear' them in the same way that some of us 'wear' tattoos that were etched onto our skin by …

Wearable Tech

13 Pieces of High-Tech Clothing (list)

We live in a very technologically advanced society where smartphones and tablets rule our lives. But being high-tech isn’t saved for the newest …

The TerraCraft: A convertible, tilting 3-wheeler with a unique steering system

The Terracraft is a sharp-looking 3-wheeler concept that aims to offer a unique hybrid of the motorcycle riding and car driving experiences. Its …

Bootstrapping

Interplanetary Laser Could Send Messages To Mars Or Jupiter

Pew pew!<p>With the help of a new laser ranging system, we might soon be able to send a laser beam to Mars--and hit our target within a millimeter. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology have developed a new kind of high-precision laser system that can …

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What Does Space Smell Like?

Man, that comet really reeks<p>The final frontier smells a lot like a Nascar race—a bouquet of hot metal, diesel fumes and barbecue. The source? Dying stars, mostly.<p>The by-products of all this rampant combustion are smelly compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These molecules "seem to be …

New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass

But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.<p>Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while …

Van Allen Probes Find Source of Fast Particles

Scientists have discovered a massive particle accelerator in the heart of one of the harshest regions of near-Earth space, a region of charged …

Xbox One To Include Play as You Download Function, Doesn't Apply to Disc Games

Keeping pace with Sony’s PS4, Microsoft today announced that the Xbox One will be able to offer “near instance access” to digital …

Nissan unveils 2014 GT-R Midnight Opal Special Edition

Nissan has introduced a special edition GT-R in Midnight Opal coloring, with it limiting the production of this particular model to only 100 units …

Carbon Fiber

Hexahedron Watch Features Unique 3D Snake Illustration to Tell Time

<b>Hexahedron watch design</b> was based on the older version of Peter Fletcher’s watch called Anacube. Anacube design utilizes 3 faces of a cube in …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Studio Gang designs for sun across the United States.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and …

Architecture

I Wore a Bionic Leg, And I Never Wanted To Take It Off Again

Say you've just had ACL surgery. Or you're recovering from a bad break. Or, worse, you suffer a stroke, or MS, or spinal or neurological damage. …

Automatic NERF Vulcan Sentry Gun

While we grew up playing with NERF guns all day, contraptions like this NERF Vulcan Sentry Gun make the stuff we played with look like junk.<p>Designed …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance DLC For PC And PS3 Date Announced

PlayStation 3 and PC gamers patiently waiting for the launch of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance DLC for their systems will be please to …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when I undertook a more or less comprehensive catalog of …

Smartwatches