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Solar storm hits Earth

The predicted impact on the Earth of the Sun's recent energetic Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) happened on Thursday at 1100 GMT, the American National Weather Service's Space Weather Center has reported."The coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with the R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout event from 0024 UTC March 7 (7:24 p.

March 8, 2012 by

China's space plan shows global intent

The Chinese government has outlined the country's space strategy, including a global satellite network and plans for space exploration.The whitepaper, published in English on China Daily on Friday, gives details on China's strategy for the next five years.

December 30, 2011 by

Fishburners gets connected

The Fishburners collaborative working space for start-ups and investors is using funding from the NSW Government and Ninefold to increase its productivity by improving its internet connection and implementing a wireless network.

December 7, 2011 by

Could new public-private network lead to better climate science?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (which is getting a bit-time workout this winter) has joined forces with Earth Networks, the company that announced in January that it is creating a greenhouse gas emissions tracking network in collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Earth Networks, which used to be known as AWS Convergence Technologies, is the company behind the Weatherbug service.

February 1, 2011 by

Rare earth embargo to set electronics prices soaring

The cost of high-tech products is set to rise dramatically as a result of a lack of suppliers as China moves to consolidate rare earth mining operations, according to a report published on Tuesday.The report published by The Information Network — which conducts market research for the the semiconductor, computing and telecommunications industry — says that the price of technology will continue to rise until non-Chinese rare earth mines are producing the vital materials.

November 9, 2010 by

Why copper and HFC can't save us

The Coalition is hanging onto the idea that the copper network — if we just give it a few nips and tucks — is good enough to keep us basking in 12Mbps glory for years to come. Yet a bit of work with Google Earth shows that it's a quite optimistic work of fiction to suggest that Telstra's copper and Telstra/Optus-owned HFC networks are enough to guarantee 12Mbps to everybody. Here's why.

November 8, 2010 by

Joulex strives to keep network power management simple

The whole power management utility software space sort of reminds me of the days when security was considered really separately of the network. So perhaps it isn't surprising that high-tech security entrepreneur, Tom Noonan, co-founder of Internet Security Systems (which as acquired by IBM for $1.

July 5, 2010 by

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