Archive: 31/07/2012

Strange but true: Curiosity's Sky Crane

On August 5th at 10:31 p.m. Pacific Time, NASA will gently deposit their new, 2000-pound Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, wheels-first and ready to roll. Quite a feat – because it will come screaming through the ...

dateJul 31, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Testimony expected in iPhone, iPad patent trial

(AP) — Opening statements were expected to begin Tuesday to decide the merits of Apple Inc.'s claims that Samsung Electronics Co.'s smartphones and computer tablets are illegal knockoffs of the iPhone and iPad.

dateJul 31, 2012 in Business
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Computers may need patterns to think better

( -- Patterns needed to help computers think better have been investigated by an international research group including a Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert, with the results reported in the latest issue of the ...

dateJul 31, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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X-rays discovered from young supernova remnant

( -- Over fifty years ago, a supernova was discovered in M83, a spiral galaxy about 15 million light years from Earth. Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to make the first detection of X-rays ...

dateJul 31, 2012 in Astronomy
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The hustle and bustle of our solar system

( -- This diagram illustrates the differences between orbits of a typical near-Earth asteroid (blue) and a potentially hazardous asteroid, or PHA (orange). PHAs are a subset of the near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and ...

dateJul 31, 2012 in Space Exploration
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