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Polarized telescope X-Calibur set to launch from Fort Sumner
Brooks HaysFORT SUMNER, N.M., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Engineers at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility are preparing to launch X-Calibur, a novel new telescope built to image polarized X-rays.
18 points by UPI | United Press International X-ray William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Wind Neutron star Black hole
No, Apple's new AirPods won't give you cancer, experts say
Consumer technology analysts have been calling Apple’s decision to leave the earphone jack off its new iPhone 7 a risky business move. But some potential users of the iPhone 7 wonder whether Apple is asking them to take on some added risk as well. Unless iPhone 7 users adopt a workaround that would...
472 points by Los Angeles Times | Mobile phone Bluetooth Radio IPhone Cordless telephone Microwave Cellular network X-ray
Interstellar happy meal: Supermassive black hole snacks on star for a decade (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A supermassive black hole has been feasting on a wandering star for a decade – the largest such meal for a black hole ever seen, scientists say. Read Full Article at RT.com
85 points by Russia Today | Black hole Galaxy Milky Way Chandra X-ray Observatory X-ray Supermassive black hole Sun X-ray astronomy