Tag Archives: space

Fast Radio Burst

  Our old friend FRB 121102 is back, and right on time. Earlier this year, astronomers identified a distinct 157-day cycle in the activity of FRB 121102, one of many so-called “fast radio bursts” emanating from deep space. The mysterious signal has switched back on, potentially confirming the previous findings …

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Anti-Satellite Weapon

US, UK Accuse Russia of Testing Space-Based Both the US and the UK claim to have evidence that Russia has tested an anti-satellite weapon on July 15. The weapon test has been classified as “non-destructive,” meaning it didn’t target any other satellites. That doesn’t mean it can’t, just that the …

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NASA’s MESSENGER

Mission Carries Out Space-Based Measurements of Neutron’s Lifetime Using data acquired in 2007 and 2008 during flybys of Venus and Mercury by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft, researchers found the neutron lifetime to be 780 seconds. Cosmic rays striking Venus’ atmosphere eject neutrons that gradually fly into space. As neutrons move to …

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NASA Debuts 3D-Printed Space Chain Mail

When it comes to applied material science, it’s hard to beat NASA. Their solid-state wizards have been working on multiple ambitious projects, including silicon dioxide wafers and about a dozen kinds of ceramic composites. Now some folks at the JPL have debuted a new kind of engineered metallic fabric that …

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Pretty Easter Décor Ideas For Your Space

Photo: theglossynest on Instagram  With images of fluffy white bunnies and precious yellow chicks everywhere to be seen, Easter is clearly in the air. Even if you’re avoiding all the chocolate goodies which are commonly associated with the season, you can always bring the springtime occasion into your humble home. Whether …

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Watch this retail space: 2017 retail prediction

Google has dominated consumer search for nearly 20 years. While this dominance continues today, there is one area of search where it is losing share rapidly: retail product search. Historically, it’s been one of Google’s biggest moneymakers, with retail search accounting for at least 25 percent of total search revenues. A …

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