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Warning, Captain Kirk: Warp speed will kill you

Captain Kirk might want to avoid taking the starship Enterprise to warp speed, unless he's ready to shrug off interstellar hydrogen atoms that would deliver a lethal radiation blast to both ship and crew.Full story

Surf the Web at the speed of light

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a new infrared laser made from germanium that operates at room temperature. The research removes the cryogenic cooling systems previously needed for infrared lasers and could lead to powerful computer chips that operate at the sp Full story

Cosmic currents may move faster than light

While nothing with mass can move faster than the speed of light, scientists now think some weird, faster-than-light currents may be the powerhouse for fast-spinning stars. Full story

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