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Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope Offer 3D View of the Universe

Microsoft Research’s “WorldWide Telescope” (WWT) maps the Galaxy with the data, photographs collected from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and others–in a 3D view.

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Checked in at Gale Crater on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover for the first time since its last month’s launch checked in on Mars, marking the first Foursquare check-in ever on another planet and the “second check-in in space!.” Carl Sagan would be proud.

The company notes, that throughout its 23-month exploration of Mars, “the Mars Rover will …

A Single Google Search Uses Same Amount of Computing as the Apollo Program; Blogger’s Dynamic Views Templates Now On Mobile Devices; Map Maker in Lesotho;

Google in a blog post published its findings of comparision of the amount of computation available to NASA engineers in 1969 versus what’s available now stated, “It takes about the same amount of computing to answer one Google Search query as all the computing done — in flight and on the ground — for the …

Kodu Mars Edition Let Kids Explore the Red Planet

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Microsoft and NASA to enable youngsters to learn computational skills and explore the Martian terrain unveiled “Kodu: Mars Edition” during a Curiosity Landing educator conference in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 3 at JPL.

Kodu: Mars Edition lets children create games for the PC or Xbox using a simple, visual …

Curiosity NASA’s Mars Rover Has Landed

The Curiosity–NASAs most advanced Mars rover to date landed on Mars–started its descent and touched down on Aeolis Paulus this morning.

While the fate of the jar of “lucky peanuts” at the Flight Director’s station at NASA’s JPL has not been confirmed, Curiosity already began its extensive task exploring the climate and geology …

Mars Rover Landing on Xbox 360, August 5

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Mars Rover landing on your Xbox 360 this weekend on August 5. In case you missed it, “keep an eye out for the special Mars Rover section of your Xbox 360 dashboard right on the main page.”

“From here you can take a quiz about the mission, learn about …

Google Brings Kennedy Space Center to Virtual Exploration Through Street View on 50th Anniversary

To celebrate the fifty years of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida — today, in a collaboration between NASA and Street View, Google Maps enabling people around the world to take a trip to the doorway to outer space, and see Kennedy as it transitions into a multipurpose launch complex for the next 50 years …

FIRST Competition Kick Off, Teams to Use Kinect for Windows SDK to Control Robots

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Scientists Using Kinect to Study Glaciers and Asteroids

A NASA-funded Ph.D. student, Ken Mankoff, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, studying ice and ocean interactions using Microsoft’s motion-sensing device the Xbox 360 Kinect.


Images:
1) Subglacial cave underneath Rieperbreen Glacier, Svalbard, Norway, with Mankoff, waterproof bag, Netbook running Ubuntu, and Kinect. Jason Gulley.
2) …

YouTube Space Lab: A Galactic Channel Launches

YouTube Space Lab launches today is a new galactic channel on YouTube that will lift off from your laptop, taking you to interesting and awesome videos from around the world… and beyond, announced Google.

Space Lab is launched with Lenovo, in cooperation with Space Adventures, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European …

NASA Using Nexus S Smartphones To Upgrade A Trio Of Volleyball-sized SPHERES

Google sent two Nexus S phones as part of the STS-135 mission with a goal to use Nexus S on the International Space Station to explore how robots can help humans experiment and live in space more efficiently.

In a blog post Google Mobile Software Engineer revealed that “NASA is using Nexus S …

Crisis Response: Hurricane Irene Resources

Already, hurricane related queries are populating Google’s Hot Searches, including “storm tracker,” “hurricane names,” “hurricane tracker,” “generators,” “suffolk county,” and “fema.”

Experian Hitwise Tweeted that visits to weather sites such as The Weather Channel were up 120 percent on Aug. 24 compared to the same day the previous week, and was …

A Panorama of Mars from Larry’ Lookout

A Panorama of Mars from Larry’s Lookout:

“Scroll right to see a breathtaking panorama of Mars from Larry’s Lookout. The lookout occurs near the peak of Husband Hill in the Columbia Hills. The summit of Husband Hill is visible 200 meters in the distance toward the …

“Mango” Windows Phone 7: Behind-the-scenes, Tentacles, Space Shuttle Salute on WP’

In this July 23 weekend series of Windows Phone 7, we diTii presents:

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Tentacles, a new Xbox LIVE title that’s exclusive to Windows Phone. In their review, the folks at WMPU declared it a smash hit and shot a nice video review of the game, which debuted earlier …

YouTube July 23 Week: End of Era for NASA Space Shuttle Program,Rupert Murdoch Eat Humble Pie and More! [Videos]

So, after a long hours work, I’m now taking a break, for next 24 hours. This post shares Week’s Top News Stories on YouTube:

Watch Rupert Murdoch eat humble pie as he faced Britain’s parliamentarians with his son James as the News of the World phone-hacking saga continued. His wife Wendi Deng ‘The …