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Entries from August 2011

News from Opportunity

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments

A a few weeks ago Mars rover Opportunity has reached the edge of Endeavour crater. It took a long time to get there (years!); the crater was considered worth the effort because of the different type of soil that is present there.
On their very own twitter account @MarsRovers the rovers now announce they have news. […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots

Viral Posts

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

If you are interested in how news flows over the modern networks you will undoubtedly have heard of things going ‘viral’. This interesting piece by Sharad Goel explains why that post (and this one) will not.

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Tags: Me · Opinion

EA trademarks Alpha Centauri

August 14th, 2011 · No Comments

As an old fan, I am excited to learn that EA has trademarked Alpha Centauri this month. Eurogamer writes that the trademark is for both computer game software and for online computer games. The trademark was expired in 2009, EA didn’t bother to renew back then. So this hopefully this means a new instalment is […]

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Tags: Civilization · Fanstuff · Other games

Water Flows on Mars

August 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Tremendous news from NASA! New images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show dark canals being formed on Mars’ surface. It is ever more likely that it is made by salty water seeping through. If that is proven to be the case, the likelihood of alien life present ‘next door’ is actually getting realistic!
Pictures by NASA

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Tags: Astronomy