Emerging Tech

Planet Nine could be a miniature black hole hiding in our solar system

An artist’s impression of a black hole. ANDRZEJ WOJCICKI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The concept of a ninth planet in our solar system which orbits far beyond Neptune captured the public’s imagination in 2016, and earlier this year the idea gained steam again when astronomers found more evidence in support of “Planet Nine’s” existence. Now, a different […]

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Is Pluto a planet? NASA Administrator and Brian May reignite the debate

A high-resolution image of Pluto taken by New Horizons on July 14, 2015. The image has been color-enhanced to show the different geological features of the surface. NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute. In 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) caused consternation when it declared that Pluto was no […]

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Spitzer studies hellish planet with surface temperature of thousands of degrees

This artist’s illustration depicts the exoplanet LHS 3844b, which is 1.3 times the mass of Earth and orbits an M dwarf star. The planet’s surface may be covered mostly in dark lava rock, with no apparent atmosphere, according to observations by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) Astronomers have examined a planet that can […]

Gaming

Google’s Stadia is the future of gaming, and that’s bad news for our planet

Daven Mathies/Digital Trends You’d have trouble finding Google’s data center in The Dalles, Oregon if someone didn’t point it out to you. The complex isn’t small – it takes up about 800,000 square feet, just slightly less than 14 football fields — but the unassuming silver-and-beige building doesn’t scream “high tech” unless you already know […]