Double-star systems pose big risk for planets

Planets with binary stars - such as Star Wars' Tatooine - may be dangerous places to live, even risking the chance of being ejected into interstellar space.

Discovery could settle dark matter mystery

Swiss astronomers say they've found large amounts of dark matter near the sun, by comparing high-quality simulations with real data.

British upgrade defense simulations for console generation

Britain's Ministry of Defence has admitted that its war simulations aren't up to scratch for a generation reared on the PlayStation and Xbox.

Climate change to continue for at least a thousand years

Even under the best-case scenarios, rising CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere will cause unstoppable effects to the climate for at least the next 1,000 years, say Canadian researchers.

Nvidia GPUs boost molecular biology research

Dr. Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois is tapping GPU-powered computing to increase the speed and accuracy of microscopy-based simulations.