Jonathan Short (Syntrosis)

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NASA will get to test its planetary defense system way sooner than we thought

NASA is extremely interested in building a true astroid defense network that could spring into action as soon as a threat is detected, destroying or …

We May Have Just Found the First Moon Outside Our Solar System

Our First Exomoon?<p>A signal has been detected by the Kepler Space Telescope that may well be the first moon we have ever discovered outside of our …

AMD’s new $499 RX Vega 64 and $399 Vega 56 top-end graphics cards launch in August

It’s high time for launch details regarding new AMD RX Vega cards that were teased in May — high-end graphics cards designed to challenge Nvidia’s domination with the GTX 1080 and 1070.<p>Both cards are going on sale August 14, at $499 for the Radeon RX Vega 64 and $399 for the Radeon RX Vega 56.<p>For …

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Scientists Probe the Secrets of the "Coldest Object in the Universe"

All that remains of a former giant red star is the coldest known object in the universe: the Boomerang Nebula. This frigid spindle of molecular gas …

First Amendment group threatens to sue Trump for blocking Twitter users

A legal group has asked Donald Trump to unblock users who have offended him on Twitter, saying that the blocks violate the First Amendment. In a letter, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University argued that Trump’s Twitter account was a public forum, and banning users from viewing …

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Twitch lets users play the stock market with someone else's money

A new Twitch channel is letting an audience of thousands buy stocks with one man’s $50,000 — and they’re actually doing quite well.<p>StockStream claims to be “the world’s first cooperative multiplayer stock market game using real money.” It was created by Amazon engineer Mike Roberts, who said the …

You'll need a new X299 motherboard to run Intel's latest CPUs

But they’re very good boards, you won’t be sad<p>The new Core X-series chips from Intel sound very powerful and good, but there's one caveat: you'll need a new motherboard. The current standard Z270 motherboard chipset is a "consumer" product, and the new X-series processors have a different pin …

Rogue One: The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained | WIRED

Author: Rhett Allain. Rhett Allain Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.31.17.<p>Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>The Physics of Ramming an Imperial …