Nasa Papers Reveal Details of Pluto’s Moons

Nasa scientists associated with interplanetary space probe New Horizons have revealed the former “astronomer’s planet” and its “intriguing system of small moons” in a comprehensive set of papers describing results from last summer’s Pluto system flyby. “These five detailed papers completely transform our view of Pluto – revealing the former ‘astronomer’s planet’ to be a […]

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Astronomers Spot Early Stages of Planet Formation

Astronomers studied the new images of a young star taken by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and said it reveals very early stages of planet formation. The scientists used the VLA to see unprecedented detail of the inner portion of a dusty disk surrounding the star, nearly 450 light years from Earth. […]

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Frigid Pluto Is Home to More Diverse Terrain Than Expected

The most detailed look at Pluto’s surface to date has revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes, according to studies released on Thursday. The unprecedented window into the so-called dwarf planet, which orbits the sun like other planets but is smaller, comes via high-resolution photographs from Nasa’s New Horizons […]

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LeEco’s 3D Helmet: Joining the VR bandwagon

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming increasingly popular but choices in India are very limited. Joining the bandwagon is LeEco’s 3D Helmet. The Helmet can be paired with anysmartphone as long as it has a USB Type-C port which gives it an advantage over the Samsung Gear VR headset, as the latter only supports four phones. […]

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Moto X Force: The unbreakable Force

Motorola’s newest instalment in the premium segment, the Moto X Force, boasts of a screen so strong that it just won’t shatter no matter how much you drop it. A challenge, I gladly accepted. At first glance, the Force seemed very chunky but to my surprise it was pretty lightweight. Motorola has not given beauty […]

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Galaxy S7 edge: An all-round performer

The tension is hard to describe. It’s like the feeling you had the day the results were to be declared. You’d already done everything you should have done and there’s no way you could change anything. Yet, you waited with bated breath for the results to come out. Such is the feeling I have had […]

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Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet

Michael PozmantierCRUNCH NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR Michael Pozmantier is the program manager of Transition to Practice at the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. How to join the network Cybercrime is costing us millions. Hacks drain the average American firm of $15.4 million per year, and, in the resulting panic, companies often spend more than […]

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Nikon’s D5500 lacks charm, but shoots fair photos

ADVERTISEMENT The term “entry-level” DSLR is often an oxymoron. DSLRs tend to be full of enough features to frighten off newbies and, depending on price, enough bells and whistles to keep you busy for weeks. So is the new Nikon D5500 entry-level? After a few glances and general fooling around, I quickly realized the Nikon […]

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