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    Universe Today

  • mp3VideoWeekly Space Hangout: December 4, 2019 – Dr. Becky Smethurst’s “Space: 10 Things You Should Know”
    Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Brian Koberlein (BrianKoberlein.com / @BrianKoberlein) Sondy Springmann (@sondy) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) Tonight we air Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Dr. Becky Smethurst from Tuesday, November 26th. Dr. Smethurst is a research fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford University who is researching how galaxies and... Read more »
  • VideoVideoWeekly Space Hangout: Oct 31, 2018 – David Dickinson
    Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) David Dickinson discusses his new book, written with Fraser, called The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos. Find out more... Read more »
  • VideoSupermassive Black Holes or Their Galaxies? Which Came First?
    It’s a mystery that’s puzzled astronomers for years. Which came first, supermassive black holes or the galaxies that surround them? The post Supermassive Black Holes or Their Galaxies? Which Came First? appeared first on Universe Today.... Read more »
  • VideoWill The Sun Explode?
    All stars die, some more violently than others. Once our own Sun has consumed all the hydrogen fuel in its core, it too will reach the end of its life. Astronomers estimate this to be a short 7 billion years from now. For a few million years, it will expand... Read more »
  • VideoUsing the ‘Missing Physics’ of Stellar Feedback to Accurately Simulate Galaxies from the Big Bang to Today
    For the first time, astronomers are able to accurately simulate galaxies from shortly after the big bang to today by including a realistic treatment of the effects stars have on their host galaxies. For the past few decades astronomers have simulated galaxies by mixing the basic physical ingredients — gravity,... Read more »
  • VideoThis is the Moon, the Whole Moon and Nothing But the Moon
    Take a look around the Moon… no, really, take a good look AROUND the Moon! This is a fantastic animation of our planetary partner in space made by the folks on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team at Arizona State University. Assembled from reflectance maps and digital terrain models created from... Read more »
  • VideoNew Podcasts: Precession and Acceleration
    We’ve got two new podcasts from the Astronomy Cast team of Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain: Ep. 313: Precession, and Episode 314: Acceleration. 313: Precession The Earth is wobbling on its axis like a top. You can’t feel it, but it’s happening. And over long periods of time, these... Read more »



    Wonderful Engineering

  • Nvidia Is Building Israel’s Most Powerful AI Supercomputer
    Nvidia, the world’s leading chip company, is investing hundreds of millions into building Israel’s most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer, called Israel-1. This is Nvidia’s response to a sudden growing demand in AI applications as announced by the company itself on Monday. This Nvdia-powered supercomputer is expected to start operating... Read more »
  • This New Hover Camera Drone Can Be Used Without An App Or A Remote
    ZeroZero Robotics has introduced the Hover Camera X1, a user-friendly drone that simplifies the process of capturing aerial selfies. Designed as a compact alternative to large and expensive quadcopters, the X1 offers an improved experience with its easy-to-use features and versatile flight modes. Like its predecessors, the original Hover Camera... Read more »
  • Tech Workers Are Reportedly Sick Of The Grind – And Some Are On The Search For Low-Stress Jobs
    The tech industry, known for its demanding work culture and long hours, seems to be witnessing a shift as hundreds of tech workers express their desire for low-stress job options. Social media platforms like Blind and Reddit have become spaces for tech workers to discuss their burnout and seek advice... Read more »
  • OpenAI Is Pursuing A New Way To Fight AI ‘Hallucinations’
    OpenAI has unveiled a new approach to combat AI “hallucinations,” a growing concern in the field of artificial intelligence. The company aims to address the issue of misinformation generated by AI systems, particularly in light of the upcoming 2024 U.S. presidential election. The rise of generative AI, exemplified by OpenAI’s... Read more »
  • This Amazing New Video Shows How Nvidia’s AI Could Transform The Experience Of Talking To Video Game Characters
    In the realm of video games, non-player characters (NPCs) have long been a vital component, adding depth to virtual worlds. However, interactions with NPCs often feel scripted and lacking in realism. Nvidia, a prominent chip-manufacturer, is set to change that with the application of artificial intelligence (AI). Nvidia’s ACE is... Read more »
  • Lockheed Martin And The U.S. DOD Have Lost Over 1 Million F-35 Parts, Report Finds
    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently conducted an investigation revealing a startling fact: the US Department of Defense (DoD) has lost track of approximately 1 million F-35 spare parts, amounting to a value of $85 million. These parts have gone missing over a span of nearly five years, and... Read more »
  • This California-Based Company Has Launched Its Next-Generation 1050-Hp Electric-Hypercar
    Faraday Future, a California-based company, has introduced the next generation of their FF 91 electric hypercar. The unveiling of the FF 91 2.0 comes six years after the launch of its predecessor. Alongside the regular FF 91 2.0 model, the company has also released a limited edition version called the... Read more »



    Shining Science

  • First Signs of Rare Higgs Boson Decay Discovered by Physicists
    A refined hunt for the extremely rare transformation of the Higgs boson has delivered results, providing the first evidence of a process that could hint at unknown particles.Reconciling the results of several years' worth of proton crashes inside two different detectors at the European Organization for Nuclear Research's (CERN) Large Hadron Collider... Read more »
  • City in Sierra Leone covers buildings in mirrors to fight extreme heat
    People in Freetown, Sierra Leone, are increasingly exposed to extreme heat due to climate change and the urban heat island effect, but covering homes in a reflective film significantly cut indoor temperatures.Tens of thousands of people in Freetown, Sierra Leone, live in informal settlements dense with metal and concrete buildings... Read more »
  • Why is China drilling a hole more than 10,000 metres deep?
    An oil company in China has started drilling a hole that would be the deepest in the country and among the deepest in the world.China’s largest oil producer has started drilling a hole expected to reach a depth of more than 10,000 metres in the country’s remote Taklamakan Desert. The... Read more »
  • Compound found in octopus ink kills cancer cells but not others
    Ozopromide, which is found in octopus ink, could kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones intact. The finding could be used to develop new cancer treatments.A compound found inside octopus ink has been created artificially in the lab and used to kill cancer cells. The development could eventually lead to... Read more »
  • Reports of an AI drone that ‘killed’ its operator are pure fiction
    It has been widely reported that a US Air Force drone went rogue and "killed" its operator in a simulation, sparking fears of an AI revolution - but this simulation never took place. Why are we so quick to believe AI horror stories?News of an AI-controlled drone “killing” its supervisor... Read more »
  • See the magnificent but melting glaciers of the Rwenzori mountains
    Spanning Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the glaciers of this little-studied mountain range may vanish this decade. These stunning photographs capture them before they disappear.Sunrise over the retreating Stanley glacierJohn WendleAFRICAN glaciers are some of the fastest-melting on the planet. On Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania they could... Read more »
  • Ancient humans may have risked their lives making stone tools
    Modern flintknappers experience a wide variety of injuries that could have led to life-changing consequences or death for ancient humans making stone tools.Modern flintknappers who practice making stone tools hurt themselves with surprising frequency. But injuries that today require stitches or a trip to the emergency room could have been... Read more »



    Now Archaeology

  • How did adaptations to living in cold climates favor social evolution?
    Scientists have found answers to how a species' long-term adaptation to living in an extremely cold climate changes its social evolution. The post How did adaptations to living in cold climates favor social evolution? appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • Neanderthals produced synthetic material through underground distillation
    The scientists matched several birch tar production processes to the chemical byproducts discovered on prehistoric Neanderthals implements. The post Neanderthals produced synthetic material through underground distillation appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • Ancient workshops discovered near Cairo, Egypt
    Ancient workshops have been discovered in a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the Egyptian capital Cairo. The post Ancient workshops discovered near Cairo, Egypt appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • Horrific World War II bunker for biological weapons experiments
    Archaeologists discovered a terrible World War II bunker where Japanese scientists tested biological weapons on inmates. The post Horrific World War II bunker for biological weapons experiments appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • Parasite filled poop found in a 2,500 year old luxury toilet
    The limestone slab, which resembled a toilet seat and had an access hole, was discovered in a home said to have belonged to a wealthy, high ranking family in a historic section of Jerusalem, Israel. The post Parasite filled poop found in a 2,500 year old luxury toilet appeared first... Read more »
  • Ancient quarry discovered in Malta
    An ancient quarry has been discovered in Malta in an area between Zejtun and Marsaxlokk. The post Ancient quarry discovered in Malta appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »
  • Emergence of Homo sapiens in Africa
    Our species first appeared in Africa more than 300,000 years ago. The post Emergence of Homo sapiens in Africa appeared first on Now Archaeology.... Read more »

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  • VideoWhy Do Only The Developed Parts Of Developing Nations Keep Getting Investments?
    Table of Contents (click to expand)What Does This Cycle Tell Us About The Nature Of Growth?Is The Nature Of Growth Always Unequal?How Does The State Play A Critical Role In Kickstarting The Growth Cycle? You may have heard the saying “growth begets growth” or other similar statements regarding socioeconomic and... Read more »
  • VideoHow Does The Body Know When To Start Puberty?
    Table of Contents (click to expand)Introducing The Team Of PlayersThe Puberty To-Do List What triggers puberty? Scientists have found a link between the amount of fat in the body by a certain age and the onset of puberty. Imagine that you’re (back) in middle school. You’re minding your own business,... Read more »
  • VideoShould The Anthropocene Be Added To The Geological Time Scale?
    Table of Contents (click to expand)What Is The Anthropocene?Why Should The Anthropocene Be Added To The Geological Time Scale?Why Should The Anthropocene Not Be Added To The Geological Time Scale?A Final Word The Anthropocene is a proposed geological epoch, and debates about whether it should be included in the geological... Read more »
  • VideoWhat Does Hitting Refresh Do To A PC? Why Do People Do It So Many Times?
    Table of Contents (click to expand)What Is An Interface?What Goes On Behind The Scenes Of A GUI?Does Clicking Refresh Make Your Computer Faster?Why Do People Refresh So Many Times? The refresh function merely refreshes the Windows explorer cache and updates the elements on your screen, leaving performance unaffected. Graphical User... Read more »
  • VideoDid Cleopatra Really Die Of A Snakebite?
    Table of Contents (click to expand)Who Was Cleopatra?How Did She Come To Be Allies And Then Lovers With Mark Anthony?Did She Die Of A Snakebite?Is It Possible That A Snakebite Could Have Killed Her?Conclusion There is no way to ascertain if it was a snake that killed Cleopatra, although she... Read more »
  • VideoWhy Do Scorpions Glow In The Dark?
    Table of Contents (click to expand)UV Light And PhotoluminescenceRole Of CuticleWhat Makes Them GlowWhy Do They Glow In The Dark?A Final Word The greenish glow that scorpions emit at night happens because of photoluminescence occurring in their cuticle. Scientists hypothesize that the photoluminescent chemicals protect the scorpion from parasites, and... Read more »
  • VideoWhy Do Pigeons Bob Their Heads When They Walk?
    Table of Contents (click to expand)A Way To See BetterWhat Did They Find Out?Why Do Pigeons Bob Their Heads?Conclusion Though it might look like pigeons bob their heads as they walk, research shows that their heads stay completely still and it is only their bodies that move. There are around... Read more »