This is one data set that a federal agency is keen to make public.
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Global Earth scientists remain a challenge - but with the opening of a new data access facility, NASA hopes to launch the next chapter of discovery.
It's 600 light years away, twice the size of Earth and has the unassuming name of Kepler-22b. But Nasa says that the planet is the first we've found, apart from our own, that could have liquid water on its surface — in other words, it orbits its star in a habitable zone.
Although the iPhone 4S wasn't the earth-shattering announcement we were hoping for, somehow the iPod still got lost in the shuffle.
This is actually some of the real science that's been fueling the global warming and client change debates.
Remember that cool WiFi hotspot feature that was revealed at the Verizon iPhone 4 event? Remember how we all salivated? Well, it's time for our dreams to come crashing back down to earth as we get a look at the pricing.
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NASA scientist Chris McKay takes his work to the far reaches of planet Earth, studying extreme conditions in order to find life on other planets.
Google Earth 2.0 for iPhone now allows you to log in and view your saved maps and maps shared by others.
Apple previewed its iPhone 3.0 beta on Tuesday and there were plenty of items that weren't earth shattering, but add up to a big deal.
Cisco has struck up a partnership with NASA to create what it is called the "Planetary Skin," a monitoring platform and multi-agency initiative that will capture environmental and climate data from sensors planted across the globe (and in satellites above the earth).
NASA spaceship Kepler, equipped with a powerful telescope, will try to identify Earth-like programs in the galaxy's habitable zone.
A report in The New York Times claims that Apple has disabled the GPS functionality of the iPhone 3G at the request of the Egyptian government due to concerns over possible anti-military/anti-Egyptian applications.What on earth in an "anti-Egyptian application" anyway?
Google continues its efforts to optimize the mobile experience on the iPhone with their new speech recognition search application that will lets iPhone users ask questions verbally and receive back Google search results. This new search functionality will also take advantage of the iPhone location-based technology and sometimes give you back local results. Other recent improvements in Google services include new search results pages optimized for the iPhone and Google Earth for the iPhone.
Apple has added a new free application to its iPhone and iPod touch--Google Earth.
The first mobile version of Google's virtual globe has been made available to users of Apple's handset
Google has released the first mobile version of Google Earth for the iPhone and the iPod Touch--available as a free download through the iPhone App Store.
Corrected and amended headline: Google launched Google Earth for the iPhone and iPod touch and the reviews are great. The rollout prompts a question.
An international team of scientists has found a strange ring around a dead star by using images taken by NASA's Spitzer space telescope. This star, called SGR 1900+14, belongs to a class of objects known as magnetars. According to NASA, a magnetar is 'a highly magnetized neutron star and the remnant of a brilliant supernova explosion signaling the death throes of a massive star.' So far, about a dozen magnetars have been found. An amazing thing about these stellar objects is their magnetic field. One of the researchers said that 'magnetars possess magnetic fields a million billion times stronger than the magnetic field of the Earth.' But read more...
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is using satellite imagery to peer into the ancient Mexican past. Bill Middleton, an archeologist, is teaming up with computer scientists to build the most detailed landscape map of the southern state of Oaxaca in order to learn more about the Zapotec civilization. According to Middleton, who probably spoke only about Mexico, the Zapotec people 'had the first writing system, the first state society, the first cities.' The project is funded by National Geographic and NASA which is providing three years of images taken by Earth Observing 1 and Landsat satellites. But read more...
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