Saturday, September 29, 2007
The last moments of photographer gunned down by Burmese troops as nine die| News | This is London: "These are the shocking images from Burma of a Japanese journalists as he lay dying after soldiers opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters. Kenji Nagai held his camera above his head to continue taking photos even as a soldier pointed a gun at his chest."
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
San Jose Mercury News - Earth-imaging satellite launched into space: "VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.—A rocket carrying a next-generation Earth-imaging satellite blasted off Tuesday on a mission that promises to zoom in on objects as small as 18 inches across."
SiliconRepublic.com: USB to be 10 times faster: "19.09.2007 - The new ultra-fast USB 3.0 standard which should have a data transfer rate of 600mbps, developed by Intel, HP, Microsoft, NEC Corporation, NXP Semiconductors and Texas Instruments, is planned to launch early in 2008. USB 3.0 will be backwards-compatible with older versions but will also be future-proofed for optical ability. It will furthermore be designed for lower power consumption and improved protocol efficiency. Intel revealed yesterday that along with other industry leaders, it has formed the UBS 3.0 Promoter group to work together and get this technology out as quickly as possible."
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
World's biggest digital camera to join asteroid search - space - 04 September 2007 - New Scientist Space
World's biggest digital camera to join asteroid search - space - 04 September 2007 - New Scientist Space: "The world's largest digital camera has been installed on a new telescope designed to hunt for potentially dangerous asteroids. The camera was installed on the PS1 telescope in Maui, Hawaii, US, the first of four telescopes being built as part of a project called the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS). Pan-STARRS will make frequent scans of the sky, searching for asteroids that could pose an impact threat to Earth (see New telescope will hunt dangerous asteroids). Typical consumer digital cameras offer imaging chips just a few millimetres across. The new Pan-STARRS camera, by contrast, boasts a light-detecting surface that spans 40 centimetres. Sixty separate chips lie on that surface, providing a total of 1.4 billion pixels."