Earthlike planets unlikely in systems with hot Jupiters

Solar systems with so-called hot Jupiters don't seem to harbor Earth-sized planets, a discovery that will narrow the search for Earth-like worlds.

AMD to bump Radeon 7970 HD to 1GHz

AMD is reportedly preparing to bump its Radeon 7970 HD graphics card from 925MHz to 1GHz in the wake of Nvidia's recently launched dual-Kepler GeForce GTX 690.

Nvidia fires up $1,000 dual-Kepler GeForce

Nvidia has rolled out its GeForce GTX 690 at a gaming event in Shanghai, China.

TSMC struggles with 28nm

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is reportedly experiencing issues with its 28nm foundry capacity which has fallen "drastically short of demand."



A closer look at Nvidia's Kepler GPU

Nvidia recently debuted its long-awaited Kepler GPU lineup, which is based on 28-nanometer (nm) process technology and succeeds the 40-nm Fermi.



Nvidia rolls out next-gen Kepler GPUs 



Nvidia has rolled out the first GPUs powered by its next-generation Kepler architecture, which is based on 28-nanometer (nm) process technology and succeeds the 40-nm Fermi.



New Apple MacBooks already in production

Apple has reportedly kicked off production of its next-gen MacBook Pro, which is expected to closely emulate the Air’s thinner form factor and forego an optical drive.

Report: Apple drops Nvidia's Kepler from low-range MacBooks



It seems as if Nvidia is having difficulty manufacturing its upcoming Kepler GPU lineup due to a supply shortage at TSMC that has been linked to internal (TSMC) 28nm issues.

NASA discovers 26 new exoplanets

NASA's nearly doubled the number of known exoplanets in one fell swoop, with the announcement of 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 planets.

NASA discovers three smallest exoplanets

NASA's discovered its tiniest solar system yet, which includes the three smallest exoplanets ever found.

Double star could host habitable planet

Planets with two suns - like Star Wars' Tatooine - could really be habitable, astrophysicists have concluded - and they say they know where to look.

Distant planets show Earth's fiery future

NASA says its discovered two Earth-sized planets that have been swallowed up by their star - and survived.

Newly-discovered exoplanets could once have supported life

NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first Earth-sized, rocky planets orbiting a star similar to our own, and says it's possible that they could once have harbored life.

SETI to check out Kepler exoplanets for signs of alien life

Scientists at the SETI Institute are to pop their headphones back on and start listening out for aliens once again, thanks to new funding.

Industry cautious over 28nm discrete GPUs

The graphics industry has reportedly adopted a "conservative attitude" towards next-gen GPUs manufactured on TSMC’s 28nm technology. 



Cray plans massive supercomputer upgrade

Cray has clinched a lucrative deal to upgrade the XT5 supercomputer - aka "Jaguar" - located at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

'Citizen scientists' discover planetary candidates

So-called 'citizen scientists' may have found two new planets previously dismissed as possibilities by NASA.

'Invisible' planet detected

Astronomers have for the first time discovered a previously unknown exoplanet through its effects on another planet in the system.

NASA image shows a thousand potential planets

What do more than a thousand planet candidates and their suns look like? Jason Rowe, of NASA's Kepler science team has produced an image that shows each of the 1,235 potential planets so far discovered transiting its star.

Kepler finds smallest exoplanet yet

Astronomers have found the smallest planet yet outside our solar system, a rocky planet about one and a half times the size of Earth.