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Kepler telescope finds 11 new planetary systems, one has five planets

Kepler telescope finds 11 new planetary systems, one has five planets

The NASA team that operates the Kepler space telescope has used their all-seeing eye to find 11 new planetary systems. The new discovery brings the total number of planets that have been discovered by the Kepler team to 60. In all, there are 729 confirmed extra-solar planets. As always, the team uses regular changes in the light of the star to tell if planets are orbiting.

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Earth-like planet Kepler 22-b confirmed by NASA

Earth-like planet Kepler 22-b confirmed by NASA

This week astronomers have announced the existence of a planet discovered to be in human livable range of star not unlike our sun, with a size 2.4 times that of our Earth and a temperature of approximately 22 degrees celsius. This is the most recent in a line of possibilities for habitable planets in the realm of possibility as outlined by an international team of scientists in a paper by the name of "A Two-Tiered Approach to Assessing the Habitability of Exoplanets" as found at Mary Ann Libert Inc, publishing -- these scientists are not the same group that've discovered this newest planet, but they're sure to add the new finding to their list sooner than later. What we've got here is Kepler 22-b, a body that is what the Kepler space telescope team says is the closest we've ever gotten to discovering a planet that's like our own - an "Earth 2.0," if you will.

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NVIDIA admits Kepler GPU only in production come 2012

NVIDIA admits Kepler GPU only in production come 2012

NVIDIA has confirmed reports that its next-gen Kepler GPUs will only enter production in 2012, despite implying at the chipsets' initial reveal that they would ship in late 2011. "Although we will have early silicon this year, Kepler-based products are actually scheduled to go into production in 2012," NVIDIA spokesperson Ken Brown told X-bit Labs. "We wanted to clarify this so people wouldn’t expect product to be available this year."

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NVIDIA Kepler Graphics Processor Landing Second Half of 2011

NVIDIA Kepler Graphics Processor Landing Second Half of 2011

NVIDIA held their own event on Tuesday, and while there weren't any announcements about a Tegra 2 tablet, there was a few things to take away from the conference. Namely, what NVIDIA has planned for the years to come. While everyone may be focusing on the usage of Tegra 2 right now in all sorts of things, even smartphones, NVIDIA is already hard at work on their next graphics processor, known as Kepler, which is set to land in the second half of 2011.

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NASA creates a scientific super squad to search for alien life

NASA creates a scientific super squad to search for alien life

S.H.I.E.L.D. had better watch out. NASA has just assembled the Avengers—of space scientists. Dubbed the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS), it is a team of scientists reaching across various disciplines whose for the common goal of searching for life on distant exoplanets far outside our own solar system. NASA and the scientific community realized that although different researchers had the same goal of finding biosignatures, or life on other planets, no one was regularly communicating with scientists outside his own discipline.

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NASA creates retro-cool travel posters for exoplanets

NASA creates retro-cool travel posters for exoplanets

NASA is always there to provide us with beautiful pictures of the universe around us, but recently it introduced some new images that caught many off guard: adorable retro-styled travel posters for a few exoplanets. The travel aspect of the posters is just a fun thought (at this point in time, anyway), but the exoplanets detailed in the posters are very much real, and the space agency slipped a tidbit of info in about each one alongside artwork that seems straight out of an old pamphlet.

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HP Chromebook 14 G3 arrives with Touchscreen, Tegra K1

HP Chromebook 14 G3 arrives with Touchscreen, Tegra K1

Chromebooks aren't exactly known for their high-end features and more for their "straight to Chrome" experience and budget friendly prices. This latest 14-inch model from HP, then, is one of the exceptions. The HP Chromebook 14 G3, model 14-x050nr, not only packs a touchscreen, just like some higher-end laptops these days, it also has an NVIDIA mobile CPU and a copious amount of RAM that makes the device almost perfect for gaming. As much gaming you can do on Chrome OS, that is.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Review

This week we've had a look at what it means to be rolling with the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with a full Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade. This isn't your everyday average upgrade - it's not like we're using the Nexus 9 that just happens to be branded by NVIDIA. Instead, this is the first non-Nexus tablet to receive the update, complete with NVIDIA's own apps under the hood. This is more than just a software update just for the sake of having the latest and greatest - this is a real-deal update of the abilities of the unit.

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