Our knowledge of the large-scale structure of the Universe is gradually taking shape. However, our improved vision is mostly being statistically squeezed from huge data sets. Working backward from a statistical analysis to a putative fact about the (singular) Universe, to which statistics do not apply on a cosmological scale, is a dicey business. Show More Summary
"While it is difficult to fathom the scale of this "large quasar group" (LQG), we can say quite definitely it is the largest structure ever seen in the entire universe," said Dr Clowes of University of Central Lancashire'sJeremiah Horrocks Institute....
Astronomers from York University in Canada have identified an undocumented type of quasar where gas appears to be getting sucked into a black hole. This may not sound surprising, but current theories say that isn't supposed to happen. Read more...
Once a concept on the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog, the Kisai Quasar hexagonal LCD watch has entered mass-production recently. While …
Recently, Quarks to Quasar’s on Facebook published an illustration (above) of how massive a Colossal Squid can get. The Facebook post was liked by 3,300 people and shared 1,150 times (they have 351k followers). I am excited that this many people like the Colossal Squid is loved by this many people. One problem the... ? Read More: How Big Is A Colossal Squid Really?
The latest odd-ball timepiece from Tokyoflash, the Kisai Quasar, features a pulsing display that hides the time behind a geometric pattern, at least for those who don't know what to look for and where to look for it... Continue Reading...Show More Summary
Quasar Hexagonal LCD Watch Design from Tokyoflash
Tokyoflash is a company that is well known for its range of interesting looking watches in the past, where we have seen the likes of a Kisai Maru Wooden, a Kisai Neutron, as well as a Kisai Blade that tells the time using LEDs. This time around, there is another “masterpiece” from Tokyoflash that will be known as the Kisai Quasar. Show More Summary
Remember that time you submitted a script to Babylon 5 and it was accepted for a show? Yeah, didn't happen to us either, but apparently Tokyoflash has a much more open mind with its fans. It just launched the Kisai Quasar, a hexagonal-themed watch that was originally submitted by Tokyoflash buff...
A couple weeks ago we covered a new Indiegogo campaign from QSAlpha, a company aiming to produce a super-encrypted smartphone (along with a software-based platform for standard Android users as well). Despite the fact that the funding phase didn't go so well, the manufacturer recently announced that...
One of the more ambitious and interesting hardware projects on a crowdfunding platform recently has to be the Quasar IV, a smartphone designed entirely around security, encryption and identity protection. QSAlpha's Quasar IV uses authentication...Show More Summary
By the looks of it, Quasar IV's Indiegogo campaign won't reach its $3.2 million goal -- not when it's only been able to raise a small fraction of that amount with so little time left. Even so, the super-secure phone with encrypted local and cloud storage will still see the light of day. QSAlpha, the...
Now here is a handset that paranoid androids will definitely fall in love with – the Quasar IV Cipherphone from the folks over at QSAlpha. The Quasar IV Cipherphone is said to deliver unprecedented security, and it is hoped that the Indiegogo campaign will be able to raise the necessary funds to bring this particular idea to life. Show More Summary
QSAplha offers a secure ecosystem that promises to keep your data all yours Protecting your precious personal data has never been more important. Our smartphones can contain not just our address book, but our banking information, credit...Show More Summary
After Canonical asked the world for $32 million to produce its Ubuntu Edge handset, $2.1 million seems like small potatoes, right? All right, it's still a bunch, but QSAlpha's got some big plans for the money. The Quasar IV promises unprecedented security, according to the company's new Indiegogo campaign. Show More Summary
US-based security company QSAlpha has today launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign seeking to raise the capital to bring its extra-secure Quasar IV Cipherphone to market. Unlike a standard smartphone, QSAlpha... Keep reading ?
For the first time, astronomers have seen the image of a distant quasar split into multiple images by the effects of a cloud of ionized gas in our own Milky Way Galaxy. Such events were predicted as early as 1970, but the first evidence for one now has come from the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope system. read more
Artists Ross Moody of 55 Hi’s, Brad Woodard of Brave the Woods and Jordan Wittlich teamed up to create “Space Alphabet,” an art print full of “intergalactic goodness like planets, quasars and black holes to represent each letter.” Each alphabetical item also comes with interesting facts and trivia. A limited edition of 500 screen prints […]
Quasars are active black holes -- primarily from the early universe. Using a special method where you observe light that has been bent by gravity on its way through the universe, a group of physics students have observed a quasar whose light has been deflected and reflected in six separate images. This is the first time a quasar has been observed with so many light reflections.
Quasars are active black holes -- primarily from the early universe. Using a special method where you observe light that has been bent by gravity on its way through the universe, a group of physics students from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed a quasar whose light has been deflected and reflected in six separate images. Show More Summary