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Kepler watched a Cepheid star boil

After four years of continuous monitoring, astronomers detected clear signs of convective cells in a giant pulsating star for the first time using the Kepler space telescope.

dateSep 28, 2016 in Astronomy
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Launch of three astronauts to ISS postponed

The launch next month of a Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station has been postponed by 48 hours, Russia's space agency said Friday, reportedly to ensure better docking conditions.

date51 minutes ago in Space Exploration
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Feeling the rhythm

Many astronauts play instruments, and some have even made music in space. Few have danced in space, though, perhaps because crew members find it difficult to tap their toes when weightless. Or it could be that spending time ...

dateOct 26, 2016 in Space Exploration
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The exciting new age of quantum computing

What does the future hold for computing? Experts at the Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub (NQIT), based at Oxford University, believe our next great technological leap lies in the development of quantum computing.

dateOct 25, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Professor creates self-folding, origami robots

Sam Felton envisions a world in which temporary housing would autonomously constructed, and origami robots would fold themselves into 3-D machines for space exploration. Based on the research he's done—and the origami robots ...

dateOct 25, 2016 in Robotics
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