Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunspot: Sharpest View Yet in Visible Light

This crisp view of a sunspot, captured by New Jersey Institute of Technology's New Solar Telescope and released last week, may be the most detailed picture of its kind yet shot in visible light, astronomers say.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sun storm to hit earth with 'force of 100m bombs' in few years

After about ten years of sleeping, the giant is waking up - and it's got astronomers on full alert.
This week several US media outlets reported that NASA was warning the massive flare that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the power and potential to wipe out the entire planet's power grid.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sea of the Devil: Dragon Triangle

The Bermuda triangle's infamous association with disappearing boats and aircraft is known across the globe. Less well known is an area off the west coast of Japan which has an equally deadly history. It is an area where Japanese sailors fear to voyage; they call it 'Ma-no Uni' – the "Sea of the Devil".

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scientists find 'monster' star using Very Large Telescope

The most massive star ever, which is up to 20 million times brighter than the Sun, has been discovered using the Very Large Telescope in Chile, scientists in Britain said Wednesday.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Five-Pointed Laser Telescope Gives Astronomers Clear Shot to Heaven

Star gazing just got a whole lot better thanks to five green lasers punching a pentagon pattern 15 miles high in the sky.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Panasonic unveils first handheld 3D camcorders

The camcorders look like regular handy-size video cameras and can capture conventional 2D video and images, but by adding a conversion lens adapter, they can capture in 3D. The adapter has two small lenses that each capture a slightly different image of the scene being shot. The right-eye and left-eye images are recorded side-by-side and are what's needed to create a video image with the illusion of depth.