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Where is the Most Remote Location on Earth? →
A heat map of travel-times to nearest city. According to a new study, less than 10% of the world’s land is more than 48 hours of travel from the nearest city (not including air travel)…
Lightest exoplanet yet discovered →
After more than four years of observations using the most successful low-mass-exoplanet hunter in the world, the HARPS spectrograph attached to the 3.6-metre ESO telescope at La Silla, Chile, astronomers discovered the lightest exoplanet found so far. The planet, “e”, in the famous system Gliese 581, is only about twice the mass of our Earth. The Gliese 581 planetary system now has four known...
Across the Universe →
Intelligent life surely exists on some of the planets beyond our solar system. But we’ve scarcely begun to look for it. With NASA dithering and corporate titans more interested in space tourism, a serious exploration of the stars is limited more by a lack of vision than of technology. But a few scientists think they can use the sun’s light to cheaply propel an unmanned craft deep into the...
Write your Google App Engine applications in... →
Google just announced that their Google App Engine cloud hosting platform now supports other languages than Python: namely Java and Groovy…
DroboPro: Drobo bigger, better, rack-mounted and... →
…with slots for eight SATA drives instead of four, two FireWire 800 ports, a USB 2.0 port, and an Ethernet port that is used for iSCSI connectivity, and throughput rates in the 75-80 megabyte/second range.
Could MacHeist Prompt Apple into an App Store for... →
MacHeist could be viewed as a “…practice for an App Store for Mac software sitting in the OS X dock”, says Phil Ryu.
Sedgwick Telescope sees first factory light →
On the evening of March 12, 2009, the Sedgwick telescope, looking outside from the doorway of the LCOGT warehouse, was put on sky for the first time. As it was primarily a test for the drive system’s tracking performance, the goal for the night was to point at a star and observe how long the scope could follow it in the sky. After finding the star “Dubhe” in the eyepiece, it was...