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Forget sharks with lasers, NASA kits out an elephant seal with a sensor-studded skullcap -- We're never gonna survive unless, we get a little crazy

8 hours ago

Pic - Science - Asteroid Bennu is flinging particles of dust and rock from its surface – and scientists can't work out why - Images beamed back from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft leave scientists baffled - | 25

12 hours ago

We know this sounds weird but in future we could ask fiber optic cables: Did the earth move for you... literally? -- Distributed acoustic sensing turns old glass cabling into seismic sensors

2 days ago

We're not trying to be rude here but... there's an ice giant stripping down, emitting gas as it orbits a hot white dwarf -- Sighting suggests future of our own Solar System

2 days ago

Astronauts brave razor sharp edges and fiddly pipes to bring joy to boffins -- Fixing the unfixable – AMS-02 gets a new pump

4 days ago

Boffins believe it was volcanoes, not just life, that made Earth what it is today – oxygen rich -- Photosynthesis alone ain't going to cut it as an explanation

4 days ago

Science - Bad news: A company wants to sell artificial shooting stars. Good news: Launch delayed - Roundup - There's more than enough crap up there already - | 17

3 days ago

ESA toasts 10% budget boost by stretching ISS support out to 2030 -- Message for Mr Peake: The station called and wants its former resident Brit back

8 days ago

Astroboffins peeved as SpaceX's Starlink sats block meteor spotting – and could make us miss a killer asteroid -- Sixty of them are bad enough, let alone the planned 12,000

9 days ago

Geek's Guide - Talking a Blue Streak: The ambitious, quiet waste of the Spadeadam Rocket Establishment - Geek's Guide to Britain - Memories of missiles on the moors of Cumbria - | 95

4 days ago

No wonder Bezos wants to move industry into orbit: In space, no one can hear you* scream -- * And by you, we mean slain or injured Amazon warehouse workers

10 days ago

Planets may lurk in harshest environments. Not that Novell NetWare server you can't unplug – black holes -- Technically possible but there's no way to check... for now

11 days ago

Yeah but, no, but... 'Overpaid' Boeing snaps back at NASA's watchdog -- Roundup -- Also: India admits Vikram had 'hard landing', 'nauts continue ISS repair job, and more

11 days ago

Found on Mars: Alien insects... or whatever the hell this smudge is supposed to be, anyway -- Pics -- Wings, heads, Big Foot – or just rocks. You decide

14 days ago

We don't usually sugar-coat the news but... Alien sugars found in Earth-bound meteorites -- More evidence that building blocks for life on our home world replicable in outer space

14 days ago

Astroboffins spot the most energetic photons yet from gamma ray burst – and here's hoping Earth is right in the way of the next one -- Yes, more energetic than a pedantic Trekkie correcting you

16 days ago

Space-wrecks: Elon's prototype Moon ferry Starship blows its top during fuel tank test -- Video -- Better to iron out these flaws now before Musk fills these crates with people

16 days ago

50 years on: Apollo 12 failed at selfies but succeeded at dismantling a probe -- Part 2 -- Mind where you're pointing that thing, Al

18 days ago

Anomaly-free SpaceX fires up SuperDracos, ISS astros go iFixit in orbit, and Buran turns 31 -- Roundup -- Plus: That time the first American in space gave 'nauts an on-air telling off

18 days ago

Science - NASA told to get act together on commercial crew vendors as chance of US-free ISS rises - Missed your deadlines? Here, have some more taxpayer dosh - | 57

11 days ago

Just in case you were expecting 10Gbps, Wi-Fi 6 hits 700Mbps in real-world download tests -- Updated -- Pretty fly for a Wi-Fi...

10 hours ago

Windows 10 Insiders: Begone, foul Store version of Notepad! -- You say 20H1, they say 2004, let's call the whole thing off

10 hours ago

Take Sajid Javid's comments on IR35 UK contractor rules with a bucket of salt, warns tax guru -- What now? A pre-election porky? Heaven forfend...

10 hours ago

Tricky VPN-busting bug lurks in iOS, Android, Linux distros, macOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, say university eggheads -- OpenVPN, WireGuard, IKEv2/IPSec also vulnerable to tampering flaw, we're told

10 hours ago

Microsoft emits long-term support .NET Core 3.1, Visual Studio 16.4 -- Ready to go, but beware 'unfortunate breaking change' in Windows Forms

10 hours ago

123-Reg is at it again: Registrar charges chap for domains he didn't order – and didn't want -- The great .uk foist is still rumbling along

10 hours ago

Whoooooa, this node is on fire! Forget Ceph, try the forgotten OpenStack storage release 'Crispy' -- On Call -- Behold the 'heaving monstrosity of pulsing evil'

10 hours ago

BOFH - : I'd like introduce you to a groovy little web log I call 'That's Boss' Episode 12 - You know what the kids will think is boss? You, tweeting from that window ledge

7 hours ago

How to fool infosec wonks into pinning a cyber attack on China, Russia, Iran, whomever -- Black Hat Europe -- Learning points, not an instruction manual

7 hours ago

If you want an example of how user concerns do not drive how software gets made, check out this Google-backed API -- Comment -- App detection interface sparks privacy worries

7 hours ago

Physicists are rather giddy after creating a rare type of laser using laughing gas -- Tanks of nitrous oxide needed for, erm, science eh?

21 days ago

Boffins show the 2017 Nork nuke can move, move, move any mountain (by a meter) -- Satellite radar imaging shows explosion was 17 times more powerful than Hiroshima

22 days ago

Science - 50 years ago, someone decided it would be OK to fire Apollo 12 through a rain cloud. Awks, or just 'SCE to Aux'? Part 1 - Rule 1-404: Thou shalt not launch if the weather is crap - | 59

16 days ago

NASA boffins tackle Nazi alien in space – with the help of Native American tribal elders -- Clickbait? We've heard of IT

23 days ago

Astroboffins baffled as Curiosity rover takes larger gasps of oxygen in Martian summers -- It might be organic life, but more likely chemistry says NASA

23 days ago

Science - Boeing comes clean on parachute borkage as the ISS crew is set to shrink - Roundup - Also: Four RS-25 engines prepare for, at best, a watery grave - | 69

18 days ago

Astroboffins capture video of Mercury passing across the Sun's surface -- Not gonna happen again before 2032

25 days ago

SpaceX flings another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit in firm's heaviest payload to date -- Live from Cape Canaveral: El Reg watches Falcon do its stuff while astronomers worry about the skies

25 days ago

'That roar is terrific... look at that rocket go!' It's been 52 years since first Saturn V left the pad -- Apollo 12 @ 50 is just around the corner, but it wouldn't have happened without Apollo 4

25 days ago

Bloodhound rocket car target of 550mph put on ice after engine overheat -- Team chilling over weekend to pick it back up on Monday

28 days ago

Science - To avoid that Titanic feeling, boffins create an unsinkable hydrophobic metal with laser power - Video - Taking a leaf from nature - | 58

22 days ago

Science - Oh chute. Two out of three ain't bad, right? asks Boeing after soft-ish crew module landing - Roundup - Plus: SpaceX to end Florida Falcon drought and more from the realm of rockets - | 47

25 days ago

Boffins hand in their homework on Voyager 2's first readings from beyond Solar System -- Probe predicted to outlive Earth on five-billion-year galactic trip

1 month ago

Cubans launching sonic attacks on US embassy? Not what we're hearing, say medical boffins -- Cold water poured on mystery Cold War death-ray fears

1 month ago

Astroboffins rethink black hole theory after spotting tiny example with its own star buddy -- The 'massive unseen companion' is still a mystery

1 month ago

Watch tiny swimming magnetic robots suck up uranium in a droplet of radioactive wastewater -- Video -- Don't get too excited, though – we need quintillions of these things

1 month ago

Boffins blow hot and cold over li-ion battery that can cut leccy car recharging to '10 mins' -- Prof tells El Reg it could be on the marketplace after two to three years of testing

1 month ago

USAF spaceplane back on Earth after mystery 2-year jaunt in orbit. Jeepers creepers, what has it been doing up here? -- Round Up -- Happy Halloween, folks!

1 month ago

Dammit Insight! You just had two big jobs to do on Mars and you're failing at one of those -- The self-hammering heat probe suddenly popped out from the ground over the weekend

1 month ago