"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 magnetized flares stretching thousands of miles into space—only the third time such an eruption had been observed. Five years later, NASA boffins think they've… » 10/23/14 6:15pm 10/23/14 6:15pm

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… » 8/21/13 2:51pm 8/21/13 2:51pm

How NASA's Fermi Telescope Sidestepped a Gigantic Space Crash

There's all 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… » 5/02/13 11:16am 5/02/13 11:16am

Nvidia GF100 512-Core Monster Graphics Card Previewed: Goodbye, Eyeballs

The curtain's been dropped on much of Nvidia's upcoming Fermi-based graphics cards, and the five-hundred-and-twelve-core GF100 looks like a behemoth, indeed. A completely overhauled architecture is all about three things: scalability, parallelism, and geometry. Oh, and ripping your eyeballs out. » 1/18/10 11:41am 1/18/10 11:41am

Nvidia Fermi Now Delayed by 4 Months, ATI Licks Its Chops

According to a report on DigiTimes, Nvidia's new 40nm DirectX 11-friendly Fermi chipset, after encountering development delays, has been pushed back again. Originally slated for November 09, now we're looking at March 2010 for the release. Meanwhile, ATI will release its comparable 40nm chips in January or February. [… » 12/28/09 8:19am 12/28/09 8:19am