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.
If you don't mind sticking to small print jobs, the Cube 3 is as good as it gets for a compact 3D printer.
3D Systems announces the ChefJet series of 3D printers, which can print candies and sugar sculptures.
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Using actual photos and other research data, a Swedish graphic designer and director has created a short film that's truly transportive.
The ThinkGeek Planetary Glass Set is a set of 10 drinking glasses made to look like the Sun and the planets -- even Pluto.
NASA's Kepler mission helps locate a solar system stocked with Earth-sized planets that dates back 11.2 billion years.
We're impressed with Resquared's Highly Dextrous Manipulation System (HDMS) robot, but there's more to it than just cutting paper snowflakes and twisting together balloon animals. HDMS may someday be used to disarm explosives, inspect packages and remove flammable materials.
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.
Using tech known as lidar, a device will map forests in 3D and increase understanding of their role in the carbon cycle.
Computer animator Erik Wernquist's gorgeous short film imagines life when we can jet all over our solar system with ease. These beautiful stills highlight the science behind his work..