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  • How Long Before the Kickstarter Bubble Bursts?
    By on May 7, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An opinion piece at Gamasutra takes a look at the recent success of Kickstarter campaigns for video game projects — Double Fine’s adventure game and a sequel to Wasteland each raised around $3 million. Hundreds of other projects have sprung up, hoping to replicate that success — but will it last? From the article:
    “I am convinced that Tim Schafer and his team at Double Fine know how to deliver a game (mostly) on time and (mostly) (more…)

  • Black Hole Emits a 1,000-Light-Year-Wide Gas Bubble
    By on July 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    PhrostyMcByte writes “12 million light-years away, in the outer spiral of galaxy NGC 7793, a bubble of hot gas approximately 1,000 light-years in diameter can be found shooting out of a black hole — one of the most powerful jets of energy ever seen. (Abstract available at Nature.) The bubble has been growing for approximately 200,000 years, and is expanding at around 1,000,000 kilometers per hour.”

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  • Black Hole Blows Huge Hot Gas Bubble (PIC)
    By on July 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Astronomers find a huge bubble of hot gas, inflated by a black hole’s jets.