Scientists using Nasa’s Kepler space telescope – known as the K2 mission – have spotted strong evidence of a tiny, rocky object being torn apart as it spirals around a white dwarf star. This discovery validates a long-held theory that white dwarfs are capable of cannibalising possible remnant planets that have survived within its solar
A big asteroid is hurtling toward Earth and will shave past our planet on Halloween, but astronomers say there’s no need to be spooked it’s definitely not on a collision course. Early estimates put its size of the asteroid called 2015 TB145 at about 1,542 feet (470 meters) in diameter, according to the astronomy website
YouTube videos of drowsy drivers give useful insights into how people perceive sleepy driving as a common yet controllable behaviour, according to a new study. “In-vehicle footage relating to driver fatigue is present on YouTube and is actively engaged with by viewers,” said author Ashleigh Filtness from Australia’s Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Centre for
Mass extinctions which occurred over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers, scientists report. For over 30 years, scientists have argued about a controversial hypothesis relating to periodic mass extinctions and impact craters caused by comet and asteroid showers on Earth. In a new paper, New York University geologist
Nasa has unveiled stunning mosaics of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, representing the global response to its popular “#PlutoTime” social media campaign. The Pluto Time concept and widget was developed by Nasa’s New Horizons science team so that people could experience the approximate sunlight level on Pluto at noon — generally around dawn or
Inspired by astronaut Mark Watney, a character played by Hollywood actor Matt Damon in the critically acclaimed movie “The Martian”, scientists have published the first case study on how future astronauts can learn to farm on the Red Planet. The task is similar to that of Watney, who has to grow food in an artificial
There should at least be one billion Earth-sized worlds in the Milky Way galaxy at present, scientists have theorised, adding that in the entire universe, bulk of life-supporting planets — 92 percent – are yet to be born. Based on the data collected by Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope and the prolific planet-hunting Kepler space observatory,
Upturning a long-held belief that early Earth was dry and desolate, researchers have now found evidence that life likely existed on our home plant at least 4.1 billion years ago 300 million years earlier than previous research suggested. The discovery indicates that life may have begun shortly after the planet formed 4.54 billion years ago.
Shea Silverman has created a new do-it-yourself kit that allows you to transform your Raspberry Pi into a desktop arcade console. The PiPlay DeskCade has been designed to support both PiPlay and RetroPie game emulation software, allowing users to enjoy thousands of retro, classic and modern video games all from one small console. The Raspberry
Located in Salt Lake City the VOID virtual reality theme park has now started accepting beta testing visitors and the first slots were snapped up within hours of being made available. Tickets to the first beta testing sessions at the VR theme park were priced at just $10 on the day of launch although many
Leapfrog the Dutch 3D printing company has this week unveiled a new addition to their range of 3Dprinters with the launch of the Creatr HS Lite desktop 3D printer. The Creatr HS Lite is capable of printing in volumes up to 13.6 litres and is capable of creating objects that measure 28 cm in length.
Pluto contains a rich variety of colors on its surface, according to observations out Thursday fromNasa’s New Horizons probe that stunned astronomers. The probe’s first published science results revealed dark red parts at the equator of the dwarf planet to lighter and bluer regions at higher latitudes. Previously experts did not have a clear picture