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New Information On The Invisible Belt That Saves Earth From Radiation

A NASA-led study of the Van Allen radiation belts has uncovered new information about the invisible “shield” that keeps harmful ultrarelativistic electrons from the Earth. Just last year, the probes reported the existence of a new, previously-unknown third belt thousands of kilometres above the Earth.


How To Choose The Best TV For Gaming

If you’re an avid gamer that wants to buy a new TV, you’re in a bit of a difficult position. TV makers in Australia go to great pains to sell their screens’ movie- and TV-watching potential, but don’t really discuss how they perform with an Xbox One or PS4 or gaming PC plugged in.


How One Australian Man's Blood Donations Saved Over Two Million Lives

Today I found out about a man who saved over two million lives just by donating his somewhat unique blood plasma. Australian James Harrison is called “the man with the golden arm” due to the unusual composition of his blood. Harrison’s blood contains an antibody called Rho(D) Immune Globulin that is used to treat Rhesus disease, a severe form of anemia where antibodies in a pregnant woman’s blood destroy her baby’s blood cells.


These Are The Most Devastating Twisters In The Solar System

Researchers at NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) posted a short video on their Facebook page, showing a “small, hovering mass of twisted strands of plasma” as it “shifted back and forth before erupting into space.”


World's Tiniest Plasma Transistor Can Make Supertough Electronics

The pink glow you see above is coming from the world’s smallest plasma transistor, an unfathomably minuscule device 100 times smaller than the width of a human hair. It’s not just tiny, it’s tough, and theoretically able to withstand brutal environments. And it could massively change consumer electronics.


Using Plasma To Clean Glass Is Amazing, Plus Hilariously Roundabout

So there’s Windex, but if that’s feeling too cleaning product-y for you, be aware that you can also clean glass with pure oxygen plasma. Sure.


Watch A 320,000km Canyon Of Fire Rip Open On The Sun

Trying to watch the sun’s explosions with your naked eyes is a recipe for blindness, but luckily NASA has a couple of telescopes that can show you all that fusion glory with none of the permanent ocular damage. Take, for instance, this 320,000km long canyon of fire.


Reuters: Panasonic Will Kill Off Its Plasma TVs By March 2014

According to Reuters, Panasonic is going to stop production of its fantastic plasma TV sets by March 2014. That sucks, but it’s also not surprising since previous reports had hinted at Panasonic planning to cut its TV production and that the TV market has been overtaken by seemingly every other technology not named plasma.


Samsung 2013 Smart TVs: Everything Australians Need To Know

Samsung brought some of the CES-magic to Sydney last night for the launch of its 2013 TV lineup. Here’s what you can expect from the gadget giant this year, and how much you’ll be paying.


Panasonic To Cut TV Production, Maybe Abandon Plasma

Reuters is reporting that Panasonic is planning to cut its TV production — and perhaps pull out of the plasma TV market altogether.