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Watch Live: Meet Proxima Centauri, Home to Our Newest Exoplanet

It’s been an exciting week for planet hunters with the discovery of the nearest exoplanet yet found, orbiting a star called Proxima Centauri. Now you can get a closer look at that star system via a live broadcast tonight, courtesy of the robotic telescope service Slooh. The fun starts at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

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Jennifer Ouellette

August 26th

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NSF puts $110 million toward building out the XSEDE national computing initiative

illustris_box-2_xsede It’s in the country’s best interest to stay at (or at least near) the forefront of advanced computing techniques, and the National Science Foundation has just put $110 million down to make sure that happens. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 23rd

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This Is What The Perseid Meteor Shower Looked Like Around the World

This Is What The Perseid Meteor Shower Looked Like Around the World
Photo credit: Florida Institute of Technology

Looks like the logo for our 1950s film production company. Actually, it’s more complicated than that (even though we would still like to use it when we go back in time to take down Universal).

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Carli Velocci

August 20th

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This Is What The Perseid Meteor Shower Looked Like Around the World

This Is What The Perseid Meteor Shower Looked Like Around the World
Photo credit: Florida Institute of Technology

Looks like the logo for our 1950s film production company. Actually, it’s more complicated than that (even though we would still like to use it when we go back in time to take down Universal).

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Carli Velocci

August 20th

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China launches the first quantum communications satellite – and what is that, exactly?

W020160816334374677649 Congratulations are in order for China: by launching the world’s first quantum communications satellite, the country has achieved an interesting — if somewhat difficult to explain — milestone in space and cryptography. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 16th

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NASA awards companies $65 million to develop habitats for deep space

habitation-cislunar-concept NASA is serious about going to Mars, and not just for a quick visit, either. It just committed $65 million, spread over two years and six companies, for the purpose of developing and testing deep-space habitats that could be used on the way to — and on the surface of — the Red Planet. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 10th

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NanoRacks’ commercial space testing platform outside the ISS is now open for business

The NanoRacks module is the wedge-shaped object projecting into space there. Say you’ve got an experiment or prototype satellite that you want to expose to the ravages of space. Sure, you could launch it with a bunch of others, but what if you need it back afterwards? NanoRacks has you covered. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 9th

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Kepler gets $5M to launch a network of football-sized IoT network satellites

kepsat_24522096985_o Kepler Communications has raised $5 million in seed funding to create a network of small, easily replaced satellites to create a real-time network through with internet of things (IoT) devices can communicate, essentially building a cellular network in space through which machinery and equipment can talk to one another and to its handlers. “You can think of it as a cell phone tower… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 9th

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40 photos from Facebook’s “Area 404” mad science laboratory

Facebook Hardware Lab Take a tour of Facebook’s new 22,000 square foot hardware lab where it’s building drones, satellites, lasers, VR headsets, and the machines that store the world’s biggest collection of photos. Click the arrow to the right or scroll down on mobile to see what’s behind the Area 404 security doors. Read More

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Josh Constine

August 3rd

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Inside Facebook’s new “Area 404” hardware lab

fb-area-404 This is where Facebook will prototype its solar drones, Internet-beaming lasers, VR headsets, and next-gen servers. The problem with moving faster than most companies is that Facebook was plagued by delays whenever it had to outsource prototyping and testing of its gadgets and gizmos. With so much hardware on its 10-year roadmap, and quarter after quarter of profits stacking up, it made sense… Read More

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Josh Constine

August 3rd

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