In a recently published study, Cassini scientists report that one section of Saturn’s rings appears to have been running a slight fever during its equinox in 2009. The higher-than-expected temperature provided a unique window into the interior structure of ring particles.
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The stuff of life – even in our own bodies – could one day become the basic ingredient of computers. DNA’s huge storage capacity, low energy cost, ease of manufacturing and easy affinity with the natural world give the idea of DNA computing enormous potential.
Who owns your face? Believe it or not, the answer depends on which state you live in, and chances are, you live in one that hasn’t even weighed in yet. That could soon change thanks to litigation against social media giant Facebook.
Scientists say the long-term outlook for the universe is not good. Star formation will cease and black holes will take over until they eventually evaporate into nothingness. Exactly how all that will play out is not clear.
A concept called Comet Hitchhiker, developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., puts forth a new way to get into orbit and land on comets and asteroids, using the kinetic energy — the energy of motion — of these small bodies.
IFA 2015 sits somewhere between Mobile World Congress and the Consumer Electronics Show in terms of global importance for the tech industry. This year’s show is expected to have lots of smartwatches, 4K TVs and fridges that will send you a text message when you are out of milk.