A Distant Supermassive Black Hole Emits Giant “Death Rays” Larger Than Our Galaxy

Astronomers have released a new X-ray/radio composite image of the distant galaxy Pictor A, showing a huge jet of high-energy particles produced by a supermassive black hole.  They were also able to determine how this jet, over three times the size of the Milky Way galaxy, produces such powerful X-ray emissions.  

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The Phoenix: The $40,000 Robot Exoskeleton That Lets The Paralyzed Walk Again

With a lower price compared to other competitors, SuitX’s Phoenix represents a big step forward for wider use of exoskeletons.

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These ‘Smart Contacts’ Help Predict Disease That Can Cause Blindness

A new "smart" contact lens is helping glaucoma patients determine if they have a higher risk of disease progression.

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The Last Star in the Universe – Red Dwarfs Explained

The last star in the universe will be a red dwarf. Red dwarfs in general might be great places to look for aliens - or planets for humans to find a new home after our solar system has died.

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Russian Cosmonauts Go For a Walk in Space

Two veteran Russian cosmonauts set out on a dangerous spacewalk in the ISS to install and retrieve experiments.

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A Swarm of Autonomous Robots is Heading to an Ocean Near You

Autonomous robot swarms could be the future of maritime exploration. For the first time, a small-scale group was demonstrated in a real-world environment.

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