Monthly Archives: August 2016

Pluto is not the end | The Planetary Society

When New Horizons flew past Pluto last summer, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden heralded it as “the capstone event to 50 years of planetary exploration” adding that the Pluto encounter “completed the initial survey of the solar system.” NASA’s science chief…

Banks turning to voice recognition – BBC News

Voice as a form of secure ID is becoming more widespread, with Barclays announcing it is using the technology for telephone banking customers.All Barclays’ personal telephone banking customers are eligible to use the system, although they can opt out.The technology…

A giant stellar void in the Milky Way

a large part of our Galaxy, called the Extreme Inner Disk, has no young stars. Co-author Michael Feast notes: “Our conclusions are contrary to other recent work, but in line with the work of radio astronomers who see no new…