The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, or Pan-STARRS, is stationed on top of Mount Haleakala in Hawaii, turning its 1.4 gigapixel camera on the skies in search of potentially hazardous objects. Now, just three months after its PS1 telescope went online, it’s found one.
Thanks to one man, I don’t need to play the lottery. I already know that if I play twice a week every week for the next 10 years, I will win a staggering total of $93 by 2020. Or, put differently, I will make back eight percent of the $1,040 I'll spend on the tickets.
Had you happened to be in the eastern Netherlands on Sunday, you could have had the opportunity to hear a new composition: “Impromptu No. 1 for Micronium.” However, you probably wouldn’t have seen much. That’s because the micronium, while it may sound like a miniature tuba, is actually the first musical instrument measured in micrometers whose tones are audible to humans.
The U.S. government is putting together proposed new Internet regulations that could have more widespread implications for your privacy than anything Mark Zuckerberg ever did to your Facebook news feed.
More than 30 years after Stephen Hawking predicted the existence of radiation emitted by black holes, physicists say they’ve finally observed the phenomenon for themselves, not in the heavens, but down here on Earth.
Seven miles off the coast of Kent, 100 380-foot turbines, spanning 22 square miles and representing two years of construction, have begun to power Britain. Bearing a price tag of 780 million pounds, this is the world’s largest offshore wind farm.