Bird lovers, let’s hear it for the little guy. Researchers have just discovered evidence that common swifts (a small type of bird) can spend 10 continuous months per year in the air without landing—a world record for sustained flight in nature.
Security researchers have identified “strong links” between recent Swift bank attacks, one of which was foiled by a typo, and the Sony Pictures hacks of 2014.
Earlier this year, a team of hackers tried to steal vast quantities of cash using vulnerabilities in the Swift international payment system. Now, another similar hack has occurred.
The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission just saw something bright in the Andromeda Galaxy. It was either a Gamma-Ray Burst or an Ultraluminous X-Ray Object, but either way it will be the closest event we've ever observed. ...unless it's just a known X-ray object, a programming bug, and a thunderstorm..
In November of this year, a comet by the name of ISON will graze past the Sun. Its close encounter has the potential to ignite the comet in such a way that it could be visible from Earth in the middle of the day, and even outshine the Moon at night. Astronomers say it is a potential "comet of the century." And this,…
Back in late March, NASA's Swift satellite detected a strange and unusual energy explosion in the constellation Draco. NASA now knows what it was: "the awakening of a distant galaxy's dormant black hole as it shredded and consumed a star."
You're looking at the most powerful X-ray blast ever recorded. You can be thankful we've an atmosphere. This thing was so strong that—even 5 billion light-years away—it overwhelmed the Swift observatory's instruments. Nobody knows what it really was.
The man behind Men In Black is ready to throw his support behind a new scifi adventure series, Tom Swift. But what's the idea of making Swift a father-son adventure series?
The RoboSwift, built by researchers at the Delft University of Technology, is among the first flying machines with a "morphing" wing sweep. As you'll see in the video below, its wings reduce in surface area when pulled back to limit drag, the way the wings of actual fast-flying swifts do. Unlike the real birds,…