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Op-Ed: Metallic glass — Tougher than steel and titanium, and cheap

The Iron Age may have a competitor- The Glass Age. New techniques have made it possible to turn glass into anything from cell phone cases to actual components. If this technique becomes universal, materials costs could go through the floor.

Star with a 13 light year tail, traveling at 291,000 miles an hour

…And then there’s things nobody’s ever seen before. Mira, a dying star is shedding material like a comet along its trail. Caltech’s new Galaxy Evolution Explorer (Galex) is delivering some surprises. It's behaving exactly like a bullet, pictured.

Purple Sea Urchin genome holds suprises

California purple urchins share more than 7,000 genes with humans, making them closer cousins to us than are fruit flies and worms...

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Discovery of galaxy creation 380 000 years after the Big Bang is the oldest galaxy found in the Univ...
Discovery of galaxy creation 380,000 years after the Big Bang is the oldest galaxy found in the Universe.
Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech