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Bare-bones binary watch requires a smart wearer

Telling time involves mental arithmetic with the open-source Binary Wristwatch, a gloriously geeky way to mark the hours.

By March 11, 2015

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A planet like Star Wars' Tatooine just became more science than fiction

Rocky planets that orbit a binary star system, like the fictional home of Luke Skywalker, were thought to be impossible, until now.

By March 31, 2015

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The fastest star in the galaxy propelled by thermonuclear supernova

A speeding star is the fastest such object in the Milky Way -- and researchers believe that a supernova sent it on its way.

By March 11, 2015

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New planet-hunting tool chases after star system's little brown dwarf

The Sphere instrument on the VLT in Chile peers with all its might into the blackness around a binary star system and returns a surprise for astronomers.

By February 18, 2015

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Transient star grazing our solar system 'just left,' cosmically speaking

The nearest star beyond our own sun is 4 light-years away, but not long ago (in terms of cosmic time) a small binary star system buzzed the edge of our solar system, coming five times closer to Earth.

By February 18, 2015

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Supercut celebrates a century of robots in film

Robbie the Robot! R2-D2! Wall-E! Watch your favorite robots, androids, cyborgs, metal men and Replicants from over 100 films in this sci-fi supercut.

By February 11, 2015

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Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.

By January 9, 2015

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Super-dense pulsing star ducks behind invisibility cloak

For the first time, a distant, pulsing neutron star was there for astronomers to study -- until it disappeared. Crave's Eric Mack explains the extreme forces hiding it from view.

By January 12, 2015

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The Exoplanet Travel Bureau: NASA posters advertise Kepler planets

The space agency is promoting some of the 1,000 planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the style of vintage travel posters.

By January 8, 2015

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Bluetooth for the Blue Period: Art and tech unite in MONA's gallery app

Australia's Museum of Old and New Art is renowned for its unique design, eccentric founder and provocative art. But at the centre of it all, MONA's greatest achievement has been in the technological realm.

By December 21, 2014