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Entries from February 2011

Meet Robonaut2

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Of all the characters in the Starwars series R2D2 is one of the most universally loved. In this day and age there is a real robot which (or should one say who? ) comes close: Robonaut2.
Robonaut is went up to the ISS in the last spaceshuttle trip there, to assist the astronauts. Actually Robonaut […]

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Tags: Robots

Rare Chance to see Aurora

February 16th, 2011 · No Comments

In the last couple of days two major Solar Flares were witnessed on our Sun. This means in the coming hours there’s a chance to see Aurora lights in the air. The closer you are to one of the poles, the more chance you have. Here in the Netherlands chances are very slim, still its […]

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Tags: Astronomy

First in-game Darkspore footage

February 13th, 2011 · 3 Comments

EA and Maxis have allowed the first footage of the beta version of the game to enter the ‘net. I am not personally in the beta, but lucky for us it seems information is allowed to spill outside that first group. Here are two video’s, the first shows the story, the second shows co-op footage:

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Tags: Spore · Video

Darkspore Limited Edition Trailer

February 9th, 2011 · No Comments


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Mr Wright talks again

February 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Apperantly Will Wright has held one of his famous talks about games and learning. The New York Times’ Andrew Revkin was there and has posted a 5 minute sample. They promise to post more of footage later.

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Tags: Spore

Exciting Kepler results!

February 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today NASA Kepler mission presented new results. To be short, there are many, many planets found already, among which plenty in the habitable zone of there star!
Two of their graphs illustrate the main results:
Fifty-four candidates in the habitable zones of their parent stars ranging in size from smaller than Earth to twice the size of […]

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Tags: Astronomy