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This beautiful map of the sky traces key sources of X-rays as seen from the ISS

This image of the whole sky shows 22 months of X-ray data recorded by NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) payload aboard the International Space Station during its nighttime slews between targets. NASA/NICER This beautiful image was captured by an instrument aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER). […]

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Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is wrapped in a vast mantle of cool gas

Artist’s impression of a ring of cool, interstellar gas surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. New ALMA observations reveal this structure for the first time. NRAO/AUI/NSF; S. Dagnello At the center of our galaxy, approximately 26,000 light-years away, is a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A* (pronounced A Star). […]

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Digital Trends Live: Google Stadia details, Walmart’s in-home delivery, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler and Renee Abousamra of Brandlive discuss the top trending tech stories of the day, including the new Google Stadia game-streaming service, whether or not cellphone companies will block robocalls, Walmart’s testing of in-home delivery, EmDrive propulsion, Tech Briefs, and more. Later, Nibler welcomes Alex Johnson, […]

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Robert Downey Jr. embraces his inner Tony Stark to save the world for real

In a move that sounds like it’s been ripped straight out of an Iron Man movie, big-screen Avenger Robert Downey Jr. has unveiled the Footprint Coalition, an organization that will use robotics and nanotechnology to help the environment and battle climate change. Downey took the stage at Amazon’s artificial intelligence-focused Re:Mars conference to deliver a 20-minute presentation […]

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Astronomers are worried SpaceX satellites could soon put an end to stargazing

SpaceX successfully launched 60 satellites last month that will become part of a larger network designed to provide internet to all reaches of the globe. The company’s Starlink constellation of satellites isn’t the only of its kind. Other companies including OneWeb, Samsung, and Boeing have plans to build their own satellite internet clusters. Facebook and […]