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'Starquakes' May Be The Reason Behind Massive Solar Eruptions 

In early 2009, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope observed an unprecedented solar storm emanating from a distant neutron star with gigantic columns of magnetised flares stretching thousands of kilometres into space — only the third time such an eruption had been observed. Five years later, NASA boffins think they have figured out what’s triggered it.


Let's Get Caught Up On Five Years Of Fermi Space Porn

At this very moment, NASA’s Fermi space telescope is up in the sky, zooming around Earth, and doing space stuff like sidestepping Soviet space junk and spotting mysterious galactic soap bubbles. For its (roughly) five-year anniversary, NASA put out a little montage of the ‘scopes stellar achievements so far, and the list is impressive.


How NASA's Fermi Telescope Sidestepped A Gigantic Space Crash

There’s are kinds of asteroids and other debris cruising through space, but a lot of the really dangerous stuff is stuff we put there ourselves. NASA’s cosmic bubble-spotting Fermi telescope almost had an intergalactic fender bender, but not with some epoch-old rock floating through the cosmos. No, it almost got crushed by some Cold War-era rubbish.


Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 Review: The Real Fermi Arrives

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 580 is what the original should have been: quieter, full-featured, faster and more efficient.


Nvidia's GeForce 400M Series Roids Up Notebook Graphics Of All Classes

Nvidia gave us a taste of what its Fermi-based notebook graphics cards would be like with the GeForce GTX 480M, but now it’s time to meet the whole family. That’s seven Fermi GPUs, running the gamut from face-melting to face-singeing.


Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480M Just Turned Your Notebook's Graphics Card Into A Sad Little Chip

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 480M is the steroidal notebook graphics card you’ve been waiting for (if you’re a huge nerd): The world’s fastest notebook GPU according to Nvidia, it’s the first mobile chip using Nvidia’s ridiculous Fermi architecture.


Nvidia's Fermi Graphics Card Roadmap: When You Can Melt Your Eyeballs For Cheaper

Nvidia’s Fermi-based GeForce GTX 480 might be the fastest GPU in the world, but it’s five hundred dollars. So, you might be more interested in their actually affordable variants, coming out later in winter, which are $US300 and $US100.


Nvidia GeForce GTX 480: The "Fastest GPU In The World" Is $US500 Of Eyeball Toastiness

Some of the hard specs on Nvidia’s completely next-gen Fermi graphics cards have been out there, but this is what you can actually buy around April 12: The $US500 GeForce GTX 480 and $US350 GeForce GTX 470.


Nvidia GTX 480 Takes On ATI HD 5870 In Benchmark Gauntlet

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Nvidia's First Raging Fermi Graphics Cards: GeForce GTX 470/480

The first Fermi graphics cards from Nvidia will bear the names GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470. All preliminary hearsay indicates they will be ornery beasts. And cost as much as dragons. [Nvidia]


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