Thomas Crayford

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A Mega-Merger of Massive Galaxies Caught in the Act

Even though the spacecraft has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant necessary to observe the infrared energy of the distant Universe, data …

Universe

Quantum Or Not, New Supercomputer Is Certainly Something Else

It's exactly the sort of futuristic thinking you'd expect from Google and NASA: Late last week, the organizations announced a partnership to build a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA's Ames Research Center.<p>But questions surround the new type of computer at the lab's core. D-Wave systems, …

Apple’s iOS 7 Team in Deadline Crunch Mode, Adding Engineers

Apple’s iOS 7 is so significant a reimagining of the mobile operating system that the company is mustering additional engineering resources to get it …

Apple

Curiosity Sees the Red Planet

In this week’s Journeys Issue, Burkhard Bilger writes about <i>NASA</i>’s recent successful effort to send the rover Curiosity to Mars. “Mars has sunlight, water, carbon, and nitrogen,” Bilger writes. “Its surface is no more unpleasant than the inside of a volcanic vent, where bacteria thrive. It may yet …

EXPLORED - Stonehenge ISS Pass

Whoa, Computer Graphics Can Make Water Look Real Now

Now here's something impressive. PhysXInfo seems to have solved one of the tougher problems in computer graphics: realistic fluid dynamics. In other …

Researchers May Have Finally Detected a Dark Matter Particle

Dark matter: it’s invisible, it’s elusive, it’s controversial… and it’s <i>everywhere</i> — in the Universe, yes, but especially in the world of …

Dark Matter

Soviet Balloon Probes May Have Seen Rain on Venus

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:05 pm. 2:05 pm<p>A pair of balloon probes that floated in the …

NASA chooses all-sky planet hunter, neutron star watcher for liftoff in 2017

NASA has selected two new space missions for launch in 2017: a satellite that can scan the entire sky for exoplanets and a space station experiment that can monitor cosmic X-ray emissions. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the Neutron-star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) …

Scientists Decode Dreams With Brain Scans

It used to be that what happened in your dreams was your own little secret. But today scientists report for the first time that they've successfully …

How Far is it to Mars?

If the Earth were 100 pixels wide,<p>Low Earth Orbit<br>Hubble & the ISS<p>GPS Satellite Orbit<p>100 pixels<p>(12,756km)<p>The Moon would be 3000 pixels away.<p>27 …

Sun's magnetic 'heartbeat' is discovered

<i>By Elizabeth Howell</i><i><br>Space.com</i><p>A magnetic "solar heartbeat" beats deep in the sun's interior, generating energy that leads to solar flares and sunspots, according to new research.<p>A new supercomputer simulation, described in Thursday's edition of the journal Science, probes the sun's periodic magnetic …

How Big Are Galaxies?

I’m going to refrain from the initial response that comes to mind… actually, no I won’t — they’re really, <i>really</i>, <b>really</b> big!!!!<p></Kermit arms><p>Ok, now …

Universe

Have scientists found dark matter?

Have scientists finally found dark matter?<p>It is important because it accounts for a quarter of all the mass and energy in the Universe.<p>Today will hear the first results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which was bolted on to the International Space Station and which has been scanning the …

Dark Matter

Surreal World of Igor Morski

Igor Morski is a Polish illustrator & graphic artist with quite a style. I love surreal style artwork and nn this post you will see some pieces from …

Mouth-Watering Bugatti

The Bugatti Gangloff is like the chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting of the luxury supercar world… self indulgent… decadent… sexy… …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

Photography

Stunning Vistas: Comet PANSTARRS Meets the Aurora

I’m completely envious of this view! Not only is there a stunning winter vista of mountains and a fjord near Tromso, Norway, but in the peaceful …

Astronomy

Dawn is in Silent Pursuit of Ceres

In the depths of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, far from Earth, far even from any human-made object, Dawn remains in silent pursuit …

Astronomy

Facebook Phone Leak Points To Budget HTC Device, Homescreen App For All Androids

Facebook’s new “Home” on Android will debut on a mediocre HTC handset codenamed “Myst” but will be available on standard Android phones, according to an autopsy of a leaked developer build of the Facebook “phone” software scored by Android Police. This aligns with our scoop and predictions from …

Amazon's Cloud Drive adds file syncing, moves closer to a viable Dropbox replacement

When Amazon launched its Cloud Drive app for Mac and Windows back in May, we noted that a lack of proper file syncing prevented the service from becoming a full-blown Dropbox and SkyDrive replacement. The company has today addressed that shortcoming with the introduction of a file synchronization …

You Still Can’t Resell Your iTunes Songs, Court Rules

In the U.S. it’s perfectly legal to buy a CD or DVD and then sell it to someone else — that’s the reason Netflix exists.<p>But when it comes to digital …

U.S. Federal Courts

MISSING OUT ON BILLIONS: These 10 People Made Some Of The Saddest Choices In Tech History

The folks on this list sure could have used that.<p>The tech industry is littered with stories of people making choices that would cost them hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.

Why Facebook's Future Is In Mobile

When you first switch on an iPhone, you are asked for your Apple account. Switch on an Android device and nine times out of ten you’ll be asked for a Google account (the other ten percent will be Amazon asking Kindle users to log in). Windows Phone will ask for a Live account. BlackBerry will ask …