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Nokia to invest in 'array' mobile cameras that use small lenses to capture big images

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If the name "Pelican" rings a bell, it's possibly because we covered its array imaging camera prototype back in 2011. The technology uses an array of lenses that are relatively tiny in terms of how much space they take up in a mobile device, but which work together to...
Nokia to invest in 'array' mobile cameras that use small lenses to capture big images

DailyDirt: Exoplanets Everywhere!

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There are about 700 confirmed exoplanets that astronomers have indirectly observed. The Kepler Space Telescope has gathered a vast amount of data, and it suggests that there are probably planets orbiting nearly every star. Now that we know about all these planets, it's fun to speculate about how much life...
DailyDirt: Exoplanets Everywhere!
Quantum-y interconnected telescopes see clearer
Watch live as a record-breaking asteroid passes the Earth

Asteroid-mining company launches $1M Kickstarter campaign for world's first crowdfunded space telescope

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When Planetary Resources first announced its plans to mine near-earth asteroids last year, the response was impressive. More than 3,500 people applied for jobs, another 2,500 inquired about investing and nearly 50,000 reached out wanting to get involved in some way or another. While the Bellevue-based company could only allow a select few onto...
Asteroid-mining company launches $1M Kickstarter campaign for world's first crowdfunded space telescope

Australia unveils radio telescope

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Australia launches one of the world's fastest telescopes tasked with surveying outer space and probing the origins of stars and galaxies....
Australia unveils radio telescope

Canon Pixma MG4220 review: Capable home-office MFP with pricey ink

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The $130 Canon Pixma MG4220 color inkjet multifunction will easily handle the needs of a home office, but its ink costs are higher than average, and they're ludicrously expensive if you make the mistake of purchasing the low-capacity PG-240 and CL-241 cartridges. On the other hand, the unit provides...
Canon Pixma MG4220 review: Capable home-office MFP with pricey ink

Methane made from meteors may explain Mars mystery

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A fragment of the Murchison meteorite. ASU.edu The results were announced in 2009: researchers had been watching Mars for several years using Earth-based telescopes, and they'd seen something unusual in its atmosphere. In time with the red planet's seasons, large amounts of methane appeared in its atmosphere. Since this...
Methane made from meteors may explain Mars mystery

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Powerful European telescope with 268-megapixel camera snaps its first photo

DailyDirt: The Rest Of The Universe

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There's a lot we don't know about the universe. Until relatively recently, we weren't even sure how big the universe is. Telescopes looking deep into space have gathered a lot of interesting information, and we're finding all sorts of strange phenomena and types of extra-solar planets. Here are just a...
DailyDirt: The Rest Of The Universe

DailyDirt: Exploring Our Solar System

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Our solar system is a pretty big place, and we haven't really seen that much of it. But as we send out more and more probes and get fancier telescopes, we're learning about a ton of interesting phenomena that occur beyond our own planet. Here are just a few fascinating...
DailyDirt: Exploring Our Solar System

PSA: Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass the Earth at 2:00pm ET

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If you fancy getting cosy with an asteroid that's got the destructive power of a nuclear arsenal, today's your lucky day. The wittily-named 2012 DA14 will sail past Australia at a distance of 17,510 miles early this afternoon, and while it won't be visible with the naked eye, NASA's...
PSA: Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass the Earth at 2:00pm ET

NASA gets two military 'Hubble-class' military telescopes, fist-pumps with joy

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Imagine all you wanted for Christmas was a telescope. As you frantically peel off layer after layer of wrapping, there it is -- your brother's old one. Well, okay, if your brother was the National Reconnaissance Office (and you were NASA) this might not seem quite as unjust. Thankfully...
NASA gets two military 'Hubble-class' military telescopes, fist-pumps with joy

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
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First images of particle jets at edge of a supermassive black hole
Take a tour of the European Southern Observatory's stunning research facilities

NASA funds telescope designed to spot Earth-like planets

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NASA has selected a planet-tracking satellite for funding, according to a press release that the administration released on Friday. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), proposed by researchers at MIT, will use four telescopes to conduct a survey of the sky, looking specifically for terrestrial planets in the habitable zones...
NASA funds telescope designed to spot Earth-like planets
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Virgin Galactic announces new launch vehicle
Nokia corners Carl Zeiss to make lenses for high-end smartphone cameras
NASA gets two unneeded Hubble-sized spy telescopes
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Exo Labs crowdfunding iPad-enabled microscope cameras for schools

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Exo Labs, the Seattle startup that developed a microscope camera that can link to your iPad, now wants to put its product in the hands of students and teachers at no cost to them. The company is close to hitting its Kickstarter funding goal and once reached, Exo Labs plans...
Exo Labs crowdfunding iPad-enabled microscope cameras for schools
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