By: T. Gene
Hypernovae and supernovae both begin their lives as stars that are very similar to our own sun. In order to properly analyze their existence, we should start by describing a supernova. When a massive star is no longer able to produce energy, meaning that...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Most of the time, the planet Pluto orbits behind the planet Neptune. Because of its small size it is now classified as a "dwarf planet". It is smaller than the seven moons of our solar system. Pluto was reclassified on August 24, 2006. Pluto was...
Trillion to one: Teenager hit by 30,000mph meteorite
By: Terrence Aym
German teenager Gerrit Blank may be the unluckiest person on Earth...or maybe he's the luckiest. What some astronomers claim is a "trillion to one chance" has happened again, a meteorite has hit a human being. Although the odds are certainly against anyone being hit&mdash...
Metamaterials: The invention of the invisibility cloak
By: Nigel Holmes
In his 1897 novella, "The Invisible Man" H. G. Wells speculated that it might be possible for a man to become invisible by manipulating his refractive index. Little over a hundred years later science is close to making his dream a reality, and as Wells...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There will actually be a robot on the Moon one day. It will look around as it moves for a short distance and it will send back high definition video if Google has anything to say about it. The exciting news, according to many sources...
By: Nigel Holmes
Take a look around; everything you see is made of some kind of material. Your desk might be wood, the carpet is composed of wool or perhaps polymer fibers and the windows are made from glass. These are all materials, and materials have properties such...
By: Shawn Wells
The ability to turn invisible has been a literary device in science fiction stories for decades. H.G. Wells wrote his “Invisible Man” in 1897. J.K. Rowling has won many accolades for her “Harry Potter” series, in which the title character can...
Scientists build the world's first anti-laser
By: Kenneth Andrews
A team of physicists working at Yale University have developed the world's first anti-laser, a device which can completely absorb and cancel out a laser beam fired at it, according to a report from the BBC. Although the thoughts of every science-fiction fan must instantly...
By: Terrence Aym
Warnings have been voiced for the last two years: the sun is waking up and it could be very destructive.Recently, the strongest solar flare in four years hit Earth a glancing blow and caused havoc in China, splashed a rare display of the Northern...
By: Bruce Tyson
Power outages lasting for months and disrupted global communications are just part of the forecasted “global Katrina” that could push the limits to our ability to adapt in the age of technology. The U.K. Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1359136/Global-Katrina-Biggest-solar-storm-cause-power-cuts-MONTHS.html) paints a...

 

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