Archive for the ‘Science’ Tag

Google Can See You in Your Garden!

GeoEye-1

GeoEye-1

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in partnership with Google (and other sponsors), has helped fund the construction of the GeoEye-1 satellite and its launch on September 6th.

GeoEye-1 is the world’s highest-resolution commercial satellite currently in Earth’s orbit and can take photos at a resolution of up to 41 centimeters from the ground. However, Google will only be able to use images taken at 50 centimeters because of a government restriction.

GeoEye-2 is set to launch in 2011 or 2012 with a resolution of 25 centimeters.

WIRED

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SpaceX Makes History

SpaceX Falcon 1

SpaceX Falcon 1

SpaceX’s Falcon 1 has made history as the first privately developed launch vehicle to reach earth orbit from the ground yesterday.

The rocket carries a payload mass simulator developed by SpaceX, which is aiming for private space transportation and deliveries.

After three unsuccessful attempts, SpaceX has finally done it with this fourth attempt. Elon Musk, the company’s founder and CEO, called the launch a “great day for SpaceX.” Elon Musk is also the co-founder and former head of PayPal.

WIRED
cNet
SpaceX

10 Million to “Change the World”

Google

Google

Have you ever felt like something was missing and that you have the solution to a problem but just don’t have the resources or money to fix it or make it happen?

Well, now is the time to put that brainpower to good use! Google’s Project 10 to the 100th has been launched this week and is taking all your ideas in consideration until October 20th.

Submit a “World changing” idea and get a chance at Google making it happen.

Google Blog
Google’s Project 10 to the 100th

Top 8 LHC Videos

First Half or the CMS Inner Tracker Barrel at LHC

First Half or the CMS Inner Tracker Barrel Installed at LHC

WIRED web site brings us the Top 8 Large Hadron Collider Videos.

If you are as curious as I am on this project and the consequences/discoveries that could result from its use, click the link below and enjoy this fine selection of videos.

WIRED

The LHC is Out of Order

Large Hardron Collider

Large Hardron Collider

The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is now out of order because of (not official) leaks in the helium cooling system.

The CERN says that it will take approximately 2 months to make the necessary repairs to the cooling system and so the LHC will be down for at least 2 months.

Sorry guys… no atom-smashing news for another 2 months it seems!

BBC News

LHC has been hacked?

Large Hardron Collector

Large Hardron Collector

A hacker group known as the Greek Security Team has apparently left a message on the CERN’s (European Organization for Nuclear Research) servers confirming that they have successfully infiltrated the their network.

The CERN is the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project.

The Telegraph UK