Blue Tarantula Hair Inspires Nonfading Color Pigment

A Gooty Sapphire Ornamental tarantula (Poecilotheria metallica), which served as a source of biological inspiration for the research. Credit: Cathy Keifer/Dreamstime A brilliant-blue tarantula may give many people the heebie-jeebies, … Continue reading Blue Tarantula Hair Inspires Nonfading Color Pigment

NASA’s Cassini Orbiter Spots Two Small Objects in Saturn’s F Ring  

As Cassini continues its ring-grazing orbits, diving just past the outside of Saturn’s F ring, the outermost discrete ring of the planet, it is tracking several small objects there. The latest … Continue reading NASA’s Cassini Orbiter Spots Two Small Objects in Saturn’s F Ring  

Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies 

In the heart of an active galaxy, matter falling toward a supermassive black hole generates jets of particles traveling near the speed of light. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center … Continue reading Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies 

Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

The new species Ramadapis sahnii existed 11 to 14 million years ago and is a member of the ancient Sivaladapidae primate family. It consumed leaves and was about the size … Continue reading Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

Neurobiologists program a neural network for analyzing the brain’s wiring

How does consciousness arise? Researchers suspect that the answer to this question lies in the connections between neurons. Unfortunately, however, little is known about the wiring of the brain. This … Continue reading Neurobiologists program a neural network for analyzing the brain’s wiring

Do cells have exotic vibrational properties?

Microtubules — the skeletal material in eukaryotic cells – that appear to store energy at their outer edges. Credit: New Jersey Institute of Technology A little-understood biological property that appears … Continue reading Do cells have exotic vibrational properties?

Existence of a new quasiparticle demonstrated

Artist’s impression of the angulon quasiparticle formed from a methane molecule in superfluid helium. Credit: IST Austria How do molecules rotate in a solvent? Answering this question is complicated, since … Continue reading Existence of a new quasiparticle demonstrated

Using the ‘Bootstrap,’ Physicists Uncover Geometry of Theory Space 

In the 1960s, the charismatic physicist Geoffrey Chew espoused a radical vision of the universe, and with it, a new way of doing physics. Theorists of the era were struggling … Continue reading Using the ‘Bootstrap,’ Physicists Uncover Geometry of Theory Space 

Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)

Video via VideoFromSpace A rainbow graced NASA’s first engine test of 2017 for its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is expected to bring astronauts out past Earth orbit in … Continue reading Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)

The Division’s Huge 8.5GB Update, New DLC, And Free Trial Arrive Today

The Division grows and evolves in a big way today. As announced previously, Ubisoft is releasing a massive free patch today that adds new Dark Zone areas, more Contamination events, … Continue reading The Division’s Huge 8.5GB Update, New DLC, And Free Trial Arrive Today

Mega Man Legacy Devs Working On New Collection With Capcom

Digital Eclipse’s Frank Cifaldi has revealed that his company is working on a new retro collection with Capcom. Cifaldi was director and producer on the superb Mega Man Legacy Collection, … Continue reading Mega Man Legacy Devs Working On New Collection With Capcom

Epic is making a free-to-play tactical RPG called Battle Breakers

Epic Games announced earlier today that it had around six games in development. It looks like one of them is Battle Breakers, a free-to-play tactical RPG inspired by Saturday morning … Continue reading Epic is making a free-to-play tactical RPG called Battle Breakers

Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 launches May 25 in Japan 

Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC in Japan on May 25, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals. TPC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation … Continue reading Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 launches May 25 in Japan 

Mass Effect: Andromeda to get day one patch, may not be ready for Origin Access launch

The extent to which Mass Effect: Andromeda will include “softcore space porn” remains to be seen following Aaryn Flynn’s statement and subsequent backpedaling, however the incoming space-set action RPG will … Continue reading Mass Effect: Andromeda to get day one patch, may not be ready for Origin Access launch