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Double Solar Eruption, All The Way ‘Cross The Sky!

The Sun unleashed what many are calling a “solar tsunami” on Friday, November 16, 2012, with two massive eruptions occurring within four hours. The action was caught by NASA’s space-bound Solar Dynamics Observatory. Luckily, the eruption wasn’t aimed at Earth, so we shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Yet. The Sun’s activity will reach it’s …

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Ends Of The World: Time Traveling Tourists

There’s always a lot of speculation about what will happen when the first time machine is switched on. Most physicists, if they believe time travel is possible, suggest that its user will only be able to travel as far back in time as when the machine was first created and initialized. Like wormholes, or Kerr …

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Move Over Sequoia; Titan Is Here

I mentioned the Sequoia supercomputer last year, told you how it would best the world’s top 500 supercomputers combined. And you know what? It did, when in fired up in June. Here’s the thing, though: It’s already been surpassed by the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For comparison, Titan is capable of 17.59 …