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Can Planets Be Orphans Too?

The astronomers, led by Takahiro Sumi if Osaka University in Japan, reported in the journal Nature there are hundreds of billions of planets that have been orphaned by their planetary systems. The planets have either been completely ejected out of orbit, meandering through space, or are distantly bound to their stars at a distance at least 10 times that of the Earth's distance from the Sun.

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When Science Met Paper

We’re big fans of papercraft here at Gearfuse, so we just couldn’t resist posting these blockheaded scientists. Print out your choice of Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein or Carl Sagan and fold away. Brains not included, idiot. Link [via]

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Development of Jellyfish Goo Earns Scientists A Nobel Prize

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry. Americans Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien and Japans Osamu Shimomura discovered and successfully developed a fluorescent protein found in jellyfish. Jellyfish will glow under blue and ultraviolet light because of this protein which the three scientists have become known for. It might not sound like much, but this jellyfish protein has ...

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Scientists Go Nuts Over Elevators To Space

Everyone has dreamed of traveling to space at one time or another. The problem is, no one wants to spend a fortune forcing themselves into a marriage just so they can get into space. So the finest Japanese minds are collectively collaborating the construction of an elevator into space. This vision has spurred the inspiration of many scientists around the ...

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Hundreds Of New Creatures Found

In a land down under, there were plenty of new creatures found. The Earth is billions of years old and still it continues to impress and evolve. Scientists researching an Australian reef system have found hundreds of new creatures in the ocean. New corals were found in addition to unknown life-forms. Among the creatures researchers found were about 130 soft ...

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Oh Shit! Intel’s First Six-core Processors Drop

Today, Intel launched its first ever six-core processor: the Xeon 7400. While the name might not be as complex as the name Sony is giving to their new line of laptops, it certainly should be. Everything about this processor is “no joke” as it is geared towards high-end computing, like those used by the scientists working on the Large Hadron ...

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Dead Sea Scrolls: New Exit On The Information Super Highway

For those not familiar with the Dead Sea Scrolls, they are the only known surviving copies of Biblical documents made before 100 AD. So, it’d be nice to try and preserve them in any way possible. What better way to insure its longevity than the immortal internet? Now, not only is the oldest Hebrew record of the Old Testament discovered ...

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Scientists Generate Blood With Stem Cells

Blood transfusions used to be a silly business involving long waits for donors that required compatible blood types. Thanks to stem cell research, waiting for these donors is no longer necessary. Scientists have used embryonic stem cells to generate blood which could eventually lead to an unlimited supply of type O-negative blood, the most sought after blood for transfusions. “We ...

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Sperm Powered Nanobots? I Offer My Services As A Fuel Tank

What would you say if we told you that scientists believe that future nanobots might be powered by the energetic little baby makers which live in the darkness of your scrotum? In fact, researchers have issued a preliminary report that states that sperm might be the perfect fuel to light a fire in the asses of nanobots. A research project ...

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