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Trek promises safer cycling, with WaveCel helmet tech

More and more, we're seeing bicycle helmet manufacturers move away from expanded foam in favor of higher-tech materials that provide better head-protection. The big boys have now gotten ...

Tue 19 Mar 19 from Gizmag

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Most powerful thunderstorm ever measured produced 1.3 billion volts

A record-breaking 1.3 billion volts of electric potential were created in a thunderstorm, a level of energy that may explain how high-energy gamma rays are made during storms

3 hours ago from Newscientist

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A “halo drive” could accelerate interstellar spacecraft to close to the speed of light

Borrowing energy from black holes would offer a highly efficient way to navigate our galaxy, an astronomer says.

Mon 18 Mar 19 from MIT Technology Review

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Astronomers spot new bumper crop of supermassive black holes in the early universe

To look through space is to look through time, and a five-year survey has pushed that to its limits, peering back some 13 billion years to a time just after the Big Bang. Astronomers ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Gizmag

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Supernova sends "cannonball" pulsar hurtling at intergalactic speeds

The universe is full of fascinating stories, and NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has just spotted a doozy. About 10,000 years ago a star went supernova, and the explosion managed ...

11 hours ago from Gizmag

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Stephen Hawking didn't believe he'd go to heaven, a place for 'people afraid of the dark'

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who died March 14, 2018,, didn't believe in God and called heaven "a fairy story."

Fri 15 Mar 19 from

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Astronomers spot a new solar system forming nearby

Roughly four and a half billion years ago, Earth and all the other planets in our solar system began to form in a huge disk of dust and gas that swirled around the Sun. And now, astronomers ...

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Gizmag

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A cosmic bat in flight

Astronomers capture image of distant nebula

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Avengers: Endgame new trailer shows Captain Marvel and Thor meeting - CNET

In the surprise new trailer, we hear from an old friend, and Thor tries his hammer moves on Captain Marvel.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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A Quasar-Powered Storm Pours From the Teacup Galaxy

Your nighttime cup of chamomile might help you go to sleep, but this turbulent teacup is far from soothing. Sitting inside a galaxy known as the “Teacup,” nicknamed after its distinct silhouette, ...

20 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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