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Digia releases new version (5.0) of the good old cross-platform application framework Qt

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Ever since Nokia handed off open-source, multi-platform application framework Qt to Finnish software firm Digia, a lot of people have been waiting for the finished updated version (v 5.0). That wait is over: Digia today announced the release of Qt 5.0 (which you can download for Mac, Windows or Linux...
Digia releases new version (5.0) of the good old cross-platform application framework Qt

NASA’s Super Guppy headed our way for a special delivery

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Team GeekWire and family are getting ready to head out to Seattle’s Museum of Flight this morning for what promises to be a real spectacle — the scheduled 11 a.m. arrival of NASA’s “Super Guppy” cargo plane. The unique aircraft will be delivering the crew cabin for the Space Shuttle...
NASA’s Super Guppy headed our way for a special delivery

Space station snaps photo of robotic cargo craft

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Photo taken from the International Space Station shows the approach of European Space Agency's cargo spacecraft approaching for an automated docking and delivery of vital supplies. [Read more]...
Space station snaps photo of robotic cargo craft

100,000 Stars: Google's latest Chrome experiment taps NASA to visually explore the Milky Way

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Last week, Google launched ‘Jam with Chrome’, an experimental Web app to play virtual instruments with friends. And now its rolled out 100,000 Stars, that helps you visualize the exact location of stars throughout the Milky Way. With 200 billion stars, there’s a lot to see in our galaxy, and...
100,000 Stars: Google's latest Chrome experiment taps NASA to visually explore the Milky Way
First Planck results: the Universe is still weird and interesting

Hacker group GhostShell claims attack on FBI, Interpol, NASA, and Pentagon, theft of 1.6M accounts

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The hacktivist group GhostShell today announced its biggest attack yet: #ProjectWhiteFox, which targets the ESA, the FBI, the Federal Reserve, Interpol, NASA, and the Pentagon, as well as many companies that partner with these organizations. The team says it has released 1.6 million accounts and records from fields such as...
Hacker group GhostShell claims attack on FBI, Interpol, NASA, and Pentagon, theft of 1.6M accounts
Moon bases could be 3D-printed from lunar soil

Russian Soyuz capsule brings three station fliers back to Earth

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A Russian cosmonaut, a NASA astronaut and a European Space Agency physician-astronaut closed out a six-month stay in space early Sunday with a pinpoint landing in Kazakhstan. [Read more]...
Russian Soyuz capsule brings three station fliers back to Earth

Nasa and ESA plan landmark joint missions - video

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Nasa and the European Space Agency announce plans to explore deep space together using Orion spacecrafts...
Nasa and ESA plan landmark joint missions - video

European Space Agency ponders asteroid-smashing mission

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is contemplating smashing a spacecraft into an asteroid. Enlarge / The AIDA mission's trajectory, ending with an impact with 65803 Didymos. EPSC The proposed mission, called AIDA (for "Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment"), would consist of a pair of spacecraft (sadly, not named Armageddon...
European Space Agency ponders asteroid-smashing mission
Laser intended for Mars used to detect "honey laundering"

ESA seeks help with robot spacecraft

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The European Space Agency is turning to owners of terrestrial robot aircraft to aid those that journey into space....
ESA seeks help with robot spacecraft
NASA & ESA successfully test 'interplanetary Internet' connection

Read/Write Daily: Reaching Orbit

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Today's theme is reaching orbit. Most human beings have gotten used to the idea of flying through the air by now. Some aspects of human flight feel downright old and outdated. But the cutting edge of flight still demonstrates the highest heights of human technology. For most people, flying...
Read/Write Daily: Reaching Orbit

What Mars Would Look Like (If You Were Orbiting It)

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An astronaut's-eye view of the Red Planet We are familiar -- though not as familiar, of course, as we'd like to be -- with Mars. We know what the planet looks like from a distance. We know what it looks like from up close. But what about the space between?...
What Mars Would Look Like (If You Were Orbiting It)

Nasa's Kepler telescope failure is not the end of searching for another Earth

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Even if Nasa's Kepler space telescope is coming to the end of its mission, the search for other Earths will continueThe Kepler space telescope is in trouble. On Tuesday, during one of their regular twice-weekly communications slots, Nasa scientists found the telescope in "safe mode".An investigation has now revealed that...
Nasa's Kepler telescope failure is not the end of searching for another Earth

Russia and Europe team up for joint missions to Mars

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We're not sure how George Smiley would feel at the news, but we're certainly pleased to see that Europe and Russia are teaming up to revive the moribund ExoMars missions. The ESA has signed a deal with Roscosmos, its Soviet counterpart, that'll see the pair launch an orbiter to...
Russia and Europe team up for joint missions to Mars

Here Are Your 2012 YouTube Space Lab Contest Winners

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Six teens between the ages of 14 and 18 from the U.S., Spain, Egypt, India, and New Zealand were just rewarded for their stellar science projects with a Zero-G flight above Washington, D.C., courtesy of Space Adventures.They're the regional winners of the YouTube Space Lab contest, a global science fair...
Here Are Your 2012 YouTube Space Lab Contest Winners

Amazon: Almost 2,000 public sector organizations now use Amazon Web Services

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At the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC, today Amazon announced significant growth in the public sector uptake of its cloud-based storage service. According to the Internet giant, more than 300 government agencies and 1,500 education institutions have migrated to its giant hard-drive in the sky, Amazon Web Services...
Amazon: Almost 2,000 public sector organizations now use Amazon Web Services

Need A Moonbase? The E.U. Will Print You One...On The Moon

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The European Space Agency is planning experiments into printing habitable structures out of moon dust. Building a moon base is a tricky task because in theory you have to haul every bit of equipment you'd need off the surface of the Earth into orbit, then bus it over to...
Need A Moonbase? The E.U. Will Print You One...On The Moon

Satellite to monitor Earth's forests

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A satellite that can weigh the Earth's forests has just been given the go ahead by the European Space Agency....
Satellite to monitor Earth's forests

5 Stellar Ways to Explore Space Using Social Media

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Space — the final frontier, and all that jazz. As the folk over at the Hubble Telescope website say, “Your body may be trapped at your desk, but your imagination can roam the far reaches of the universe, thanks to the wonders of the web.”Here’s a spaced-out selection of...
5 Stellar Ways to Explore Space Using Social Media

Plans to 3D print Moon building

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The architects behind Wembley Stadium are working with the European Space Agency on designs for 3D printed lunar buildings....
Plans to 3D print Moon building

New map of the universe confirms the Big Bang, finds the universe is older than we thought

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Released by the European Space Agency, a new map detailing the oldest light in the Universe focuses on the cosmic microwave background -- what is essentially the dim glow of radiation that is found throughout all of space. More than just a pretty map, this new data not only supports...
New map of the universe confirms the Big Bang, finds the universe is older than we thought

thedailywhat: Space Shot of the Day: 100,000 Stars If you're...

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thedailywhat: Space Shot of the Day: 100,000 Stars If you're running on Chrome browser, check out Google's latest Experiment project that visualizes the precise location of at least 100,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy, using various imagery and data pulled from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). For your frame...
thedailywhat: Space Shot of the Day: 100,000 Stars If you're...

Nokia agrees deal to sell Qt business to Finnish software firm Digia, will transfer up to 125 employees

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Outsourcing the support and licensing side of its Qt business to Finland’s Digia in March 2011, Nokia has today agreed to sell the software technologies to the company, taking over its product development and service business and looking to extend it to Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms. Following the acquisition, Digia says...
Nokia agrees deal to sell Qt business to Finnish software firm Digia, will transfer up to 125 employees

Visualized: On Mars, rivers are deep, mountains remain high

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Mars Express' mooch around the red planet has yielded another set of snaps it felt worthy of adding to its Facebook wall. It's spent some time looking at the Reull Valliss, a dry river that runs for the better part of 932 miles (1,500km) through the Promethei Terra highlands...
Visualized: On Mars, rivers are deep, mountains remain high

Read/Write Daily: The New Space Race

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Today’s theme is the new space race. Humankind is approaching a crossroads in space exploration. The U.S. government is pulling back, but other governments have stepped their game up. And lately, the private tech industry has shown some ambition, as well. There are more dramatic photos today of a...
Read/Write Daily: The New Space Race

ESA's Vega rocket takes flight, delivers low-tonnage objects to high places

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On Monday, the European Space Agency (ESA) conducted a successful test of its newest projectile, the Vega rocket. Designed to carry up to nine objects totaling less than 2.5 metric tons ("tonnes," for those in the know) into orbit, the four-stage vehicle stands 30 meters tall and weighs in...
ESA's Vega rocket takes flight, delivers low-tonnage objects to high places
European space agency to track forests worldwide
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