Category Archives: Technology, Science
[The Conversation - Bryan Gaensler (Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics [CAASTRO], and formerly the International Project Scientist for the Square Kilometre Array.)] The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a concept that’s been slowly growing and evolving since 1991. But last night (AEST) this ambitious project took a giant leap towards reality with the announcement […]
Swiss Space Center at EPFL just launched the “CleanSpace One” project. The aim is to design and build a satellite that will chase, grab and destroy a space debris – namely one of the first Swiss satellites, Swisscube-1 or TIsat-1. [video link]
What does a nebula sound like? “Astronomer Paul Francis from the Australian National University has used [recording from spectrographs] and converted them into sound by reducing their frequency 1.75 trillion times to make them audible, as the original frequencies are too high to be heard by the human ear.” His projects so far include a comet, quasar, and […]
Since October, Google’s GKBO appears to have been systematically accessing Mocality’s database and attempting to sell their competing product to Mocality’s own business owners.
[ABC/AFP] A mineral brought back to Earth by the first men on the Moon and long thought to be unique to the lunar surface has been found in Australian rocks more than 1 billion years old. Named after Apollo 11′s 1969 landing site at the Sea of Tranquility, tranquillityite was one of three minerals first discovered […]
[RWW] After outraging the Internet yesterday by declaring support for the Stop Online Piracy Act, Go Daddy has reversed its position in a smarmy press release. It tweeted the link to Ben Huh, CEO of the Cheezburger Network, who threatened to move his company’s thousands of domains yesterday in protest. In the statement published on its website, Go Daddy maintains that “fighting online […]
[MeFi] The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog is a database of the planets outside our solar system which are considered the most suitable for life according to certain steps and metrics. So far 16 have been identified as possible candidates. This Guardian article is a good introduction. You can also just dive into the catalogue, which ranks planets on two main scales, similarity to Earth and surface habitability (note […]
[thinkupapp] ThinkUp is a free, open source web application that captures all your activity on social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Google+. With ThinkUp, you can store your social activity in a database that you control, making it easy to search, sort, analyze, publish and display activity from your network. All you need is a web server that can […]
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[beforeitsnews] [...] Corporate interests have been co-opted by the global elites and their secret societies. Bilderberg 2011 saw the coming together of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon, among others. We are now only beginning to witness the outcome of their policy agenda. Companies are being bought up and merged by the new world elites, with […]
An international team of researchers has for the first time sequenced the genome of a man who was an Aboriginal Australian. Although there is good archaeological evidence that shows humans in Australia around 50,000 years ago, this genome study re-writes the story of their journey there. The study provides good evidence that Aboriginal Australians are descendents of […]
[bitlyBlog] How long is a link “alive” before people stop caring? Does it matter what kind of content it is, or where you shared it? At bitly we see a lot of links, and while every link is special, we’re learning a few general principles that we can share. [...] In general, the half-life of a […]
[evolutionofweb] The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn’t see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible. Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create […]
[Apple] CUPERTINO, Calif.–August 24, 2011– To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community: I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as […]
[via/Larry Page] This acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. Motorola will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. We will run Motorola as a separate business. Many hardware partners have contributed to Android’s success and we look forward to continuing to work with all of […]