The highly-patterned surface of the giant asteroid Vesta is caused by a long history of strikes from hundreds of other, smaller asteroids.
A new 'spintronic' organic light-emitting diode promises to be brighter, lower-cost and more environmentally friendly than those currently used in lighting, television and computer displays and other electronic devices.
Astronomers say they've observed extreme brightness changes on a nearby brown dwarf that could indicate a storm more dramatic than any ever before seen on a planet.
It's a bit of a push as claims go: most satelites orbit at a distance of about 200 miles, compared with the 85-mile range of the S3 Krypton Series. Nevertheless, it's a bit more powerful than your average laser pointer.
Hitachi has reportedly unveiled details of a new 3D display for handheld electronic devices.