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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 …

Billions Of Planets Could Support Life

A study released this week found there could be as many as 40 billion habitable planets in the galaxy. Host Rachel Martin talks to Mike Brown, a professor of astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, to help digest the enormity of the finding.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Have you ever …

Universe

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles and, therefore, the smallest scales of nature. Of these scales, the …

Smart Foam In Football Helmets Measures Impact Of Each Hit

It alerts those on the sidelines when a player recieves a potentially-dangerous hit to the head.<p>On the football field, it can be easy to miss when a player suffers a concussion-level hit. The CDC estimates that between the 1.6 million and 3.8 million Americans suffer sports-related concussions …

Helmets

Deep-Space Engines

Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.<p>STAR-48<p>The fastest chemical rocket ever, the Star-48 engine was built to launch satellites and was recently incorporated into the New Horizons probe, which took off in 2006. Powered by burning a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and …

Look for Orionid meteors this month

Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2017, the peak morning is probably October 21. But start watching now, before …

Glory, seen from a hot air balloon

Eileen Claffey saw this glory – formed when water droplets in the air scatter light backwards – this past weekend, while riding in a hot air …

Astronomy

Orionids Meteor Shower Tonight: Shower Peaks on Oct. 20

The Orionids Meteor Shower peaks tonight, Oct. 20, and is also expected to have a strong showing on Oct. 21.<p>The best time to view the meteors that …

Meteor Showers

Science Weekly podcast: Simon Singh talks maths and The Simpsons

On this week's podcast <b>Alok Jha</b> is joined by science writer and libel reform campaigner <b>Simon Singh</b> to explore the unexpectedly rich world of mathematics in The Simpsons.<p>Singh's latest book, The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets, reveals the Simpsons writing team's deep passion and …

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