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Andromeda is not our Closest Galaxy Neighbour
May 21, 2017
Galaxy

Andromeda is not our Closest Galaxy Neighbour

Most people consider the Andromeda Galaxy to be our closest galactic cohabitant. But in truth, Andromeda is the closest “spiral” galaxy. This distinction falls to a formation that is actually within the Milky Way itself. A dwarf galaxy that we’ve only known about for a little over a decade. Closest Galaxy: At...

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TRAPPIST-1 and the March of Science
May 20, 2017
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TRAPPIST-1 and the March of Science

A really remarkable event in science is the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 exo-planetary system. That’s a good example of how an armada of telescopes can work together to chart new frontiers in the cosmos. Seven Earth-sized planets have been found in resonant orbits around a faint star much smaller than the Sun. The new...

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This is how Brain-Computer Interfaces Work
April 17, 2017
Entertainment

This is how Brain-Computer Interfaces Work

Technology is increasingly growing alongside our understanding of the human brain. Thus, we move closer to making some awesome science fiction into reality. The development of a brain-computer interface (BCI) could be the most important technological breakthrough in decades. Imagine transmitting signals directly to...

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Ghosts are Sound Waves just Below the Human Hearing Range
April 17, 2017
Entertainment

Ghosts are Sound Waves just Below the Human Hearing Range

Sometimes, you get the feeling that something is crossing on your sight. Could these kinds of ghosts be sound waves, just below the human hearing range? The sound is basically mechanical energy in the form of a pressure wave with crests and troughs. Vibrations create a disturbance in the surrounding air and ripple outward,...

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