This Shower of Gamma Rays Is from a Flaring Blazar 5 Billion Years Ago

Five billion years ago, a blazar abruptly flared, triggered an intense rain of gamma rays. Racing across the universe for millennia, they finally slammed into NASA’s Fermi satellite over several days this June, setting a new record for the most luminous high-energy object we’ve ever seen. »7/12/15 1:40pm7/12/15 1:40pm


Snuggle Up to the Looming Nuclear Apocalypse with RST's Gamma Ray-Fighting "Miracle Material"

If Radiation Shield Technologies' Demron fabric pans out, maybe our dystopian, radiation-soaked future won't be so bad after all. At the very least, we'll be toasty-and fashionable too! RST says the fabric (available in full body suits, blankets, gloves and boots) protects against particle ionizing/nuclear radiation,… »6/28/08 9:00pm6/28/08 9:00pm