Archive for the tag 'technology'

Feb 05 2009

NASA Plans to View the Dark Side of the Sun

Published by under astronomy,news,science

NASA is poised to give us the first views of the dark side (far side) of the sun. The space agency has launched the STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories) mission, two spacecraft that will simultaneously orbit the sun to provide a complete picture of all sides at once. The first full image will come early […]

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Jan 30 2009

Random Friday Video: The Birth of Electronic News

Published by under History,internet,news,technology

Think back to what you were doing in 1981, then imagine getting news via your home computer—if you had one. This video of a 1981 KRON report predicts the future of news reporting on the future of the Internet. And the best part? An S.F. Examiner editor mentions how they’re not in it to make […]

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Jan 10 2009

iBird: The new bird-watcher’s field guide for the iPhone

At long last! Someone finally created a bird watcher’s guide for the iPhone! Thanks to the folks over at, bird watchers have their choice of a number of versions of birding guides for the iPhone and iTouch: iBird Backyard: For common backyard birds of North America ($4.95) iBird West: For Western birds of North […]

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