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Slingshot around Titan is the beginning of the end for Cassini
Ready for the final plungeNASABy Rebecca BoyleWith Cassini nearing its demise, it will be some time before we can again so closely observe Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Cassini was built in large part...
The tech we need to build a colony on Titan
You could fly on Titan, just by flapping your arms. So what are we waiting for? Let's move to Saturn's largest moon! The solar system’s second-largest moon has an atmosphere, it has weather, seasons,...
Nvidia bestows the power of Titan Xp upon laptops with eGPU option
Nvidia has officially unleashed the wrath and ruin of its most powerful graphics cards upon laptops everywhere with new external GPU (eGPU) options for Titan X and Quadro Pascal-generation products.The...
Complex chemistry in Saturn's moon Titan's atmosphere
Saturn’s frigid moon Titan has a curious atmosphere. In addition to a hazy mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbons, like methane and ethane, Titan’s atmosphere also contains an array of more complex organic...
Titan’s conditions could be just right to power US-sized colony
Hydrocarbon seas could be tapped for energyESA/NASA Acknowledgement: T. Cornet, ESA By Mika McKinnonSaturn’s largest moon could suit human settlement – provided we can keep the lights on. Thankfully,...
Secretlab Titan Gaming Chair
Secretlab’s Titan gaming chair its bigger offering, designed for the biggest of gamers. In building it, the Singaporean company has used its already-luxurious Omega chair as a foundation, but made a number...
MSI GT75VR Titan
The GT75VR Titan is the first MSI gaming laptop to see a mechanical keyboard truly designed for a notebook. "Actually, the MSI GT80 Titan was the first," you might well exclaim – but that was a 18.4-inch...
Titan’s riverbeds show a terrain built more like Mars than Earth
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of IdahoBy Leah Crane Rivers run through Titan, and they take a different type of path than those on Earth or ancient Mars. Comparing riverbeds on the three...
History of Titan's landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth
In a paper published in Science, researchers report that Titan, like Mars but unlike Earth, has not undergone any active plate tectonics in its recent past. The upheaval of mountains by plate tectonics...
Saturn's moon Titan may have "electric sand"
Electrified sands on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, may stick together due to static cling, potentially meaning that sand castles there would last for weeks, a new study finds. Titan is bigger than the...
Nvidia delivers new and improved Titan Xp—3,840 cores, 550GB/s memory bandwidth
Enlarge reader comments 27 Share this story Nvidia has quietly released the Titan Xp, an updated version of 2016's Pascal Titan X which was colloquially and soon confusingly referred to as the Titan XP....
Nvidia Titan Xp is the new-new king of graphics cards
Nvidia has just unleashed a new top-of-the-line graphics card, the Titan Xp, which outpaces the original Titan X and the more recent Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti.Essentially, this is the same Pascal-based card...
The electric sands of Titan
Experiments suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, are 'electrically charged.' When the wind blows hard enough, Titan's non-silicate granules get kicked up and start to hop...
Google Parent Alphabet Drops Drone-Based Internet Project
With Project Titan gone, focus now on Project Loon balloon powered Internet effort. Google parent Alphabet’s semi-secret X division has quietly killed off Project Titan, a drone initiative that the company...
MSI GT73VR Titan Pro
Back when MSI announced its lineup of GTX 10-powered laptops this summer, the Taiwanese computer maker boldly claimed its upcoming portable computers will be on par in power with a desktop gaming rig.Following...
Strange clouds linger on Saturn's moon Titan
Mysterious, thin, wispy clouds hide under the hazy upper atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flew over Titan on June 7 and July 25 and captured strikingly different photos...
Titanfall 2 review
Having broken away from the Microsoft exclusivity of the previous Titanfall game, EA and Respawn Entertainment have brought out the big guns for its sequel, Titanfall 2. Not only have the publisher and...
Fresh rumor shows how Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti could stack up to Titan X
Rumor has it that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be launched at the beginning of next year at CES, and the latest from the graphics card grapevine is that this powerful card will carry 10GB of video RAM.This...
NASA scientists find 'impossible' cloud on Titan -- again
The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud seemingly out of thin air has prompted NASA scientists to suggest that a different process than previously thought -- possibly similar to one seen over Earth's poles...
Leaked specs show that Nvidia's GTX 1080 Ti has the Titan X factor
Want to know how powerful Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be? Well, handily enough the spec of the juiced-up 1080 has been leaked.According to the spillage of details which was spotted by OC3D thanks...
‘Dunes’ Spotted on Saturn’s Moon, Titan
Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, appears to have a large area of dunes, according to new images released by the U.S. space agency. The radar images came from NASA’s Cassini probe as it made a close flyby...
Submarine in Space Among NASA's Coolest Ideas
While we may not get to that earth-like planet around Proxima Centauri anytime soon, NASA scientists are proposing all kinds of ways to explore the planets, moons, asteroids and various other rocky and...
Titan appears to have steep gorges and rivers like the Nile
NASA reader comments 6 Share this story Saturn's exotic moon Titan, with its thick atmosphere and large, methane lakes, continues to beguile planetary scientists. Now, using data collected by an altimeter...
Nvidia's new Titan X has arrived – here's where to get it
Nvidia's fresh take on the Titan X is a massively powerful graphics solution – in fact, we recently called it irresponsibly overpowered – and the good news is that if you want to get in on some seriously...
Nvidia unveils new GTX Titan X: 11 teraflops, 12GB GDDR5X, just $1,200
reader comments 26 Share this story Forget the GTX 1080: there's a new slab of graphics card hotness on the way from Nvidia, and its name is, er, the GTX Titan X. Yes, Nvidia has taken its most expensive...
The Nvidia Titan X graphics card is back and irresponsibly overpowered
Nvidia been on a tear introducing new graphics card and while it's been fun with a surprisingly powerful GTX 1080 and GTX 1060, the card we've all been waiting for is finally here.Nvidia just announced...
Saturn’s Moon, Titan, Could Support Life
Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, could support a very different kind life, according to a new study. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Cornell University say...
Another good reason to sail the seas of Titan—life may exist there
Come and sail the methane seas of Titan!NASASaturn's moon, Titan, is one of the most exotic places in the Solar System, with large lakes filled with nearly pure, liquid methane, a thick atmosphere that...
Titan’s great lakes appear to be filled with clear, colorless methane
Organic compounds in Titan’s seas and lakes.ESALiquid seas exist on the surface of just two worlds in the Solar System: Earth and Saturn's moon Titan. Discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about a decade...
Cassini explores a methane sea on Titan
A new study finds that a large sea on Saturn's moon Titan is composed mostly of pure liquid methane, independently confirming an earlier result. The seabed may be covered in a sludge of carbon- and nitrogen-rich...
Prankster alert! The best of April Fools' hoaxes
Google's Cardboard Plastic.(Photo: Google) Let's welcome back the one day of the year where you can't trust a single thing you read on the Internet: April Fools' Day. Like previous years, some things never...
Bubbling ocean on Saturn’s moon could explain vanishing island
Lakes like a fizzy drinkNASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of IdahoThe oceans and lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan might be fizzy – a suggestion that could explain a mysterious disappearing island...
Astronomers Discover Tall Mountain on Saturn Moon Titan
Astronomers say they have discovered the highest mountain on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. The peak, which was studied using infrared images and data from NASA’s Cassini probe, stands some 3,337 meters...
NASA’s Cassini mission reveals tallest peak on Saturn’s moon Titan
Comments By: IANS | Washington | Published:March 26, 2016 2:03 pm Scientists working on NASA’s Cassini mission have identified the highest point on Saturn’s largest moon Titan (Source: NASA) In a nod...
Spacecraft finds “magic island” in hydrocarbon seas of Titan
This image shows the evolution of a transient feature in the large hydrocarbon sea named Ligeia Mare.NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/CornellBy comparing radar images of Saturn's exotic moon Titan, scientists have...
Nissan's Winter Warrior concept cars look more like snow tanks
Nissan revealed a trio of transformed crossover utility vehicles (CUV), an all-new Armada sport utility vehicle (SUV) and more details on the half-ton Titan pickup truck at the Chicago Auto Show this week,...
2017 Nissan Titan Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
Now that Nissan's Titan XD is finally on sale, it's seen fit to release details on a more traditional half-ton variant. The half-ton Titan bears a striking similarity to its heavier-duty sibling, but...
Titan targets tumors
Researchers are using Titan to understand and control new methods for particle acceleration that could have big impacts on laser-driven tumor removal. Since lasers were first produced in the early 1960s,...
Titan Juxt is an analog watch with smartwatch ambitions
Comments By: Tech Desk | Published:January 22, 2016 5:42 pm Titan Juxt is an analog watch with an OLED display that shows notifications like smartwatches in the market (Source: Titan) Titan has announced...
Review: 2016 Nissan Titan XD takes no prisoners
The Nissan Titan XD is truly a Titan among trucks, with a bigger size, heavier footprint, and more powerful diesel engine than any other half-ton pickup on the market. Is more really better, though? Gizmag...
Image: Dark pools on Titan
This radar image from the Cassini orbiter shows a thin strip of surface on Saturn's moon Titan. The yellow-hued terrain appears to be peppered with blue-tinted lakes and seas. However, these would not...
CES 2016: This insane Titan X-powered PC is an all-in-one you'll actually want
Maingear has unveiled a gargantuan all-in-one gaming PC with drool-worthy tech specs that includes Skylake processors and a full-size graphics card – with users being able to spec the latter up to a GeForce...
Nasa Cassini probe captures Earth-like image of Saturn's biggest moon Titan
A new image of Titan released by Nasa shows Saturn's larget moon can bear a striking resemblance to Earth. The image was taken by Nasa's Cassini probe, which used an infrared camera to observe Titan's...
Titan helps researchers explore explosive star scenarios
Scientists used the Titan supercomputer to complete a three-dimensional, high-resolution investigation of the thermonuclear burning a double-detonation white dwarf undergoes before explosion. The study...
Peering through Titan's haze
Credit: NASA This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's "T-114" flyby on Nov. 13, 2015. The spacecraft's visual and...
HP partners with another high-end watchmaker for a mystery wearable
Titan, the fifth largest watchmaker in the world, will join up with HP to make a smartwatch but it's unclear when we'll be seeing it - in fact, there aren't even images just yet. The one above is from...
Titan partners with HP for its smartwatch plans
Comments By: Tech Desk | Published:November 23, 2015 4:21 pm Titan has announced a partnership with computer major Hewlett Packard to develop its own smartwatch Titan has announced a partnership with...
Nissan's Titan XD aims to be the Cummins-fed Goldilocks of trucks
Attention, pickup buyers: Nissan wants to sell you a brand-new, 13-year-old truck. Well, not literally -- philosophically. See, in the course of developing the business case for its next Titan, Nissan...
Cassini spots massive ice cloud above Titan's south pole
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed the presence of an enormous cloud located around the Saturnian moon Titan's southern polar region. The discovery comes as the spacecraft nears the end of its mission,...
Predicting earthquakes: Titan takes on the big one
A research team is using the Titan supercomputer to develop physics-based earthquake simulations to better understand earthquake systems, including the potential seismic hazards from known faults and the...
Deserts and dunes—Earth as an analogue for Titan
By comparing radar images of areas on Titan to those of Earth's deserts, scientists have identified two distinct types of sand dune on Saturn's largest moon – and discovered eroded structures that indicate...
Titan helps unravel decades-old plutonium perplexities
Condensed matter theorists used nearly 10 million Titan core hours to calculate the electronic and magnetic structure of plutonium using a combination of density functional theory calculations and the...
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