1 day agoDon't beat yourself up for overeating in lockdown. This black hole scoffs equivalent of our Sun every day -- No wonder J2157 clocks in at 34 billion solar masses
2 days agoUK space firms forced to adjust their models of how the universe works as they lose out on Copernicus contracts -- Surprise! The UK has been shut out of an EU-led project
2 days agoRemember that black hole just 1,000 light years from Earth? Scientists queue up to say it may not exist after all -- This year is just one disappointment after another, eh?
2 days agoThe Moon certainly ain't made of cheese but it may be made of more metal than previously thought, sensor shows -- There's iron in them hills, maybe
3 days agoBorn slippy: NASA Mars rover Perseverance to persevere on Earth a little longer as launch date pushed back again -- A delay until 2022 looms as sensor problems on Atlas V add a few more days to schedule
3 days agoBoffins baffled as supergiant star just vanishes – either it partially blew itself apart or quietly turned into a black hole -- Or was target practice for a Death Star?
3 days agoTwo out of three parachutes... is just as planned for Boeing's Starliner this time around -- Abort test simulated a very bad day – now, how about getting it to the ISS?
3 days agoScience -- One does not simply repurpose an entire internet constellation for sat-nav, but UK might have a go anyway -- Blighty pondering OneWeb as the new Brexit Satellite
4 days agoIn brief -- Come glide with me: Virgin Galactic gives Unity some fresh air, looks forward to rocket-powered flight -- Plus: On-orbit battery replacement and scrub-a-dub-dub, my launch is a dud?
5 days agoScience -- Here's a headline we'll run this century, mark our words: Alien invaders' AI found on Mars searching for signs of life -- World will marvel at tiny electronic brain made of sand taught to think
5 days agoScience -- Russia returns to space tourism and offers a first citizen spacewalk -- As Japan's virtual space tourism rig is readied for bolt-on to ISS
5 days agoNASA mulls going all steam-punk with a fleet of jumping robots to explore Saturn and Jupiter's mysterious moons -- I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...
8 days agoSorry to drone on and on but have you heard of Ingenuity? NASA's camera-copter is ready to head off to Mars -- From the belly of Perseverance comes a revolution in Red Planet exploration
9 days agoThings that make you go foom: Destruction derby as NASA and SpaceX test rocket components to failure -- Tanks put through their paces
9 days agoGrav wave boffins are unsure if they just spotted the smallest black hole or the biggest neutron star seen yet -- Mysterious object's mass has challenged astrophysics models
9 days agoIn brief -- US starts sniffing around UK spaceports – though none capable of vertical launches actually exist right now -- Plus: SLS boosters arrive at Kennedy, Rocket Lab to go back-to-back with NRO
11 days agoScience -- No longer a planet and left out in the cold, Pluto, it turns out, may have had hot beginnings -- That subsurface ocean scientists think the dwarf has? It may have formed 'early', claims paper
11 days agoScience -- Virgin Galactic inks deal with NASA to train astro-tourists looking to buy a seat to the International Space Station -- Somebody else will have to provide the rocket, though
11 days agoScience -- With intelligent life in scant supply on Earth, boffins search for technosignatures of civilizations in the galaxy -- Pollution, sprawling cities of megastructures, any sign aliens are screwing up just like us...
1 day agoEmergent Tech -- If you wanna make your own open-source chip, just Google it. Literally. Web giant says it'll fab them for free -- Plus: IBM emits BlueGene/Q CPU blueprints – and 'fastest' open-source RISC-V core emerges
10 hours agoSecurity -- F5 emits fixes for critical flaws in BIG-IP gear: Hopefully yours aren't internet-facing while you ready a patch -- Not to worry, there are only *searches* several thousand devices apparently exposed online
1 day agoOn Call -- Cool IT support drones never look at explosions: Time to resolution for misbehaving mouse? Three seconds -- Thinking in binary, dreaming in hexadecimal, and this is what they'll remember you for
1 day agoNetworks -- Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future -- Great problem of our time solved: Classic FM won't have to rebrand as Classic DAB
10 hours agoExclusive -- Capita Consulting ditching more than a quarter of its workforce 45 days after consultations with consultants -- 100 people have lost their jobs, COVID-19 blamed
15 hours agoCloud -- AWS attempts to woo devs with new tool aimed at porting .NET applications to Linux -- Bezos' bunch beats Microsoft to the punch, though it has limited use for now
10 hours agoDevOps -- Languishing lodash library loophole finally fitted for a fix: It's only taken since October to address security bug -- It's only downloaded 26.5m times a week, NBD
9 hours agoBusiness -- Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right? -- Brave browser's policy officer questions efficacy of personalised ads
8 hours agoStorage -- It's not a Windows 10 release without something breaking so here's a troubleshooter for your OneDrive woes -- Microsoft emits a fix for those fearful of Registry tinkering
6 hours agoCERN puts two new atom-smashers on its shopping list. One to make Higgs Bosons, then a next-gen model six times more energetic than the LHC -- Needs about €21bn it doesn't have and a whole lot of new science to make it feasible
12 days agoWebcast - Going to the cloud doesn't mean you have to leave your legacy IT behind - Tune in online next month to hear all about the advantages of legacy server emulation - |
13 days agoCheck out the night sky in all its X-ray glory: Everything from hot gases to supernovas and massive black holes -- eROSITA telescope shows a busy, energetic universe
15 days agoNASA to send Perseverance, a new trundle bot, and Ingenuity, the first interplanetary helicopter, to sniff out life on Mars in July -- Mars2020 mission will scout for interesting rocks to bring back to Earth
16 days agoNASA scientists mull sending a spacecraft on a 13-year mission to visit Neptune's 'bizarre' moon, Triton -- Triton may be a satellite now, but it was probably once a dwarf planet in its past
16 days agoLooking for a home off-world? Take your pick: Astroboffins estimate there are nearly 6bn Earth-likes in the Milky Way -- Getting to them is, however, quite another kettle of fish
16 days ago58 Starlinks scattered across sky, Rocket Lab aims for back-to-back launches, and Skyrora hops 6km above Shetland -- Plus: SpaceX tests a Starship tank to destruction
16 days agoSpace Extenders -- Out on a tangent: Almost two decades into its 5-year mission, INTEGRAL still delivers the gamma ray goods -- From gravitational discoveries to controlled 2029 re-entry, they sure knew how to build 'em
18 days agoScience -- Machine learning helps geoboffins spot huge beds of hot rocks 1,000km across deep below Earth's surface -- Large structures were detected as anomalies in seismic waves processed by an algorithm
18 days agoScience -- NASA shoves Astrobotic $199.5m to sling water-hunting VIPER trundlebot at Moon -- We're gonna need it if we ever live up there – and it looks like a tempting option right now
18 days agoScience -- What could possibly make a cranky crocodylomorph more terrifying? How about one that chases you on its hind legs? -- Oh snap! Evidence of new bipedal alligator ancestor found in South Korea
18 days agoRussia drags NASA: Enjoy your expensive SpaceX capsule, our Soyuz is the cheap Kalashnikov of rockets -- Looks like the space race between Washington DC and Moscow is back on
24 days agoNorthrop Grumman to polish NASA's HALO, techies test tardy telescope tower, SLS boosters ready for Florida -- And other tidbits from the realm of rocketry
24 days agoSaturn's largest satellite, Titan, is drifting away from its planet 100 times faster than previously thought -- Atmospheric moon taking a wander
25 days agoJapan to test self-destructing satellite to shrink space junk with string and an inanimate carbon blob -- Now that launches and cubesats are cheap, 'post-mission disposal' has become more important
26 days agoDon't panic: An asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is flying past Earth this weekend but we're just fine -- 2002 NN4 will visit us fairly frequently, and always miss - ignore the clickbait
29 days agoHooray, space boffins have finally got InSight lander's heat probe back into Martian ground again -- The beloved mole hasn't been able to dig into the Red Planet's regolith for ages
1 month agoAstroboffins peering back in time with Hubble find stars may have been flickering into life even earlier than thought -- We need to look further to glimpse Population III fireballs – where's that James Webb Telescope?
1 month agoI've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Hydrogen clouds in a far-away star system glowing from a supernova's last gasp -- Exploding sun's shock wave may have sparked light from interstellar gas
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