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How Much Energy Does It Take to Blow Up a Planet?

How Much Energy Does It Take to Blow Up a Planet?

As Obi-Wan says when he drops in on Grievous: Hello there! Today is Star Wars Day. (May the 4th be with you.) Which means I get to post another physics analysis of a scene from one of the Star Wars movies. Last year, I looked at the acceleration of Jedi in all of their jumps—including…
Absurd Planet: WIRED’s Absurd Creatures Evolves Into a New Netflix Series

Absurd Planet: WIRED’s Absurd Creatures Evolves Into a New Netflix Series

It began, as many things do, with a 10-foot marine worm that wields jaws so sharp and powerful they can slice a fish in two. Then came the wasp with a sting so painful that an actual scientist’s actual advice for those who get stung by this thing is to just lie down and scream…
NASA and Planet expand imagery partnership to all NASA-funded Earth science research

NASA and Planet expand imagery partnership to all NASA-funded Earth science research

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New Earth-sized planet found in habitable sweet-spot orbit around a distant star

New Earth-sized planet found in habitable sweet-spot orbit around a distant star

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Planet Computers’ Astro Slide is a smartphone and PDA in one

Planet Computers’ Astro Slide is a smartphone and PDA in one

As shown below, the hinge allows you to slide the screen off of the keyboard, then flip it up so you can use it like a mini-laptop. A full (albeit tiny) physical QWERTY keyboard is then revealed so you can tap messages or do productivity chores. Once finished, you can slide the screen back and…
Planet Computers’ Astro Slide is a smartphone and PDA in one

Planet Computers’ Astro Slide is a smartphone and PDA in one

As shown below, the hinge allows you to slide the screen off of the keyboard, then flip it up so you can use it like a mini-laptop. A full (albeit tiny) physical QWERTY keyboard is then revealed so you can tap messages or do productivity chores. Once finished, you can slide the screen back and…
Planet Computers’ Astro Slide offers a sliding keyboard, 5G connectivity for under $500 – 9to5Google

Planet Computers’ Astro Slide offers a sliding keyboard, 5G connectivity for under $500 –...

Without foldable devices, smartphone design has hit a bit of a plateau. Enter Planet Computers’ Astro Slide, full-sized Android phone that includes a slide-out keyboard, 5G connectivity, and a sub-$500 price-tag. If that all sounds a little too good to be true, well, we have some potentially bad news. The very unique device is currently…
Planet Computers’ Astro Slide is a smartphone and PDA in one – Engadget

Planet Computers’ Astro Slide is a smartphone and PDA in one – Engadget

As shown below, the hinge allows you to slide the screen off of the keyboard, then flip it up so you can use it like a mini-laptop. A full (albeit tiny) physical QWERTY keyboard is then revealed so you can tap messages or do productivity chores. Once finished, you can slide the screen back and…
A low-mass planet candidate orbiting Proxima Centauri at a distance of 1.5 AU

A low-mass planet candidate orbiting Proxima Centauri at a distance of 1.5 AU

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NASA’s planet hunting satellite found another potentially habitable earth-sized planet

NASA’s planet hunting satellite found another potentially habitable earth-sized planet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered another earth-sized, potentially habitable planet orbiting around a star in the range of distances where conditions could allow for the presence of liquid water on the planet’s surface. Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope scientists confirmed the find, called TOI 700 d, according to a statement from NASA’s…

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Back in the before times, when a larger percentage of the human race roamed the Earth, i.e., several weeks ago, Comcast customers had to deal with something called a "data cap." Cable users who consumed more than a terabyte of Comcast-branded Internet data in a single month had to pay an extra $10 for each…

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