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Scientists may have found a 200 mile river of oil

Oil on Saturn moon Titan

…but it’s on the other side of the solar system. NASA scientists say they’ve discovered a Nile-like river on Titan, the most Earth-like of Saturn’s moons. Oh, and the river is made of oil. “Titan is the only other world we know of that has stable liquid on its surface,” Jia-Rui Cook of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab writes. “While Earth’s hydrologic cycle relies on ... Read More »

Titan: world’s fastest supercomputer goes live

TITAN supercomputer

After falling behind Asia and Europe in the great race, where success is measured in FLOPS (floating-point operations per second), the US has struck back at the new high-tech Olympians with Titan: quite possibly the fastest supercomputer in the world. When Tennesseans hear the word Titan, their first thought is going to be gains on the gridiron, rather than leaps ... Read More »