Researchers have set a new world record for data transfer, helping to usher in the next generation of high-speed network technology.
But on December 2, 2011, the discovery of a new Kreutz-family comet was announced. Discovering a comet before it moves into view of space-based telescopes, gives scientists the opportunity to prepare the telescopes for the best possible observations. Indeed, since comet Lovejoy was visible from the ground, scientists have high hopes that this might be an exceptionally bright comet,
Scientists at M.I.T.’s Media Lab are using an ultrafast imaging system to capture light itself as it passes through liquids and objects, in effect snapping a picture in less than two-trillionths of a second.
NASA Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its 8-month trip from Earth to Mars. The research will aid in planning for future human missions to the Red Planet.
On December 12, NASA has announced about the first internet space radio launch dedicated to the space exploration spreading to the American public.
Amazon has informed that new software update for its Kindle Fire e-book reader is coming up soon. As the reviewers and users have been complaining, the best promoted Amazon Fire tablet left some blunders in its design and functionality that made many Kindle users to pack the device and send it back to the manufacturer or throw it in some place and wait for a software update.
The main complains were the following:
Lack of privacy. There was no screen lock or authorization feature available on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which was making your taken actions completely transparent to your family members and people that access your Kindle device. With the new software update, the browsing history will be available for cleaning.
According to new study the universe’s first supermassive black holes grew so fast by gobbling up a steady stream of cold gas.
The robots, James and Rosie, are able to respond to orders like “make me a sandwich” with the use of visual-detection systems from an Xbox Kinect.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft successfully maneuvered into its closest orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta on December 12, beginning a new phase of science observations.