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Former ‘World of Warcraft’ devs reveal game in tune with Twitch stars

Placeholder while loading article actions In the summer of 2005, 21-year-old Chris Kaleiki started a “World of Warcraft” guild called Notorious. While sharing player feedback on the online game, he caught the attention of Blizzard developers, who hired him to work on “WoW”. Sixteen years later, Kaleiki – having left Blizzard in 2020 and still …

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Discover a new way to bring the energy that powers the sun and stars to Earth

From left to right: PPPL physicists Ken Hill, Lan Gao and Brian Kraus; national ignition facility image. 1 credit Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered critical new details about fusion facilities that use lasers to compress the fuel that produces fusion energy. The new data could …

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A rare alignment of 5 planets will take over the sky this month. Here’s how to take a look

Be sure to look up this weekend to see the start of a rare five-planet alignment gracing the night sky. The five planets of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will line up in planetary order this month. This rare phenomenon hasn’t happened since December 2004, and this year the distance between Mercury and Saturn …

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Study of over 800 planet-forming disks reveals startling planetary evolution

Is our solar system comparable to other solar systems? What are the other systems like? We know from studies of exoplanets that many other systems have hot Jupiters, massive gas giants that orbit extremely close to their stars. Is this normal, and our solar system is the outlier? One way to address these questions is …

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