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Middle schoolers to explore sky with robotic telescopes – Phys.Org

Middle schoolers to explore sky with robotic telescopesPhys.OrgThe University of Chicago will lead the effort, in partnership with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va.; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and 4-H. Called Skynet Junior … and more » … Read entire article »

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Software Pioneer Dennis Ritchie Dies at 70

Software Pioneer Dennis Ritchie Dies at 70

Software pioneer Dennis Ritchie, the inventor of the C programming language and key figure in the establishment of the founding principles of modern computer operating systems, died Wednesday after a long illness at the age of 70. The son of Bell Labs scientist and switching circuit pioneer Alistair E. Ritchie, Ritchie joined Bell Labs in 1967, several years after graduating from Harvard with degrees in physics and applied mathematics. He also earned his Ph.D. from Harvard … Read entire article »

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18-Year Old Student Discovers Comet Break-Up

18-Year Old Student Discovers Comet Break-Up

Analyzing photographs of a comet taken by student Hannah Blyth, astronomers quickly realized the object had broken apart. During her summer placement, Blyth worked with the Faulkes Telescope Project team to help find over 20 previously unknown asteroids. Its an event that any professional astronomer would consider to be a once in a lifetime discovery. But for one 18-year old British student, witnessing the fragmentation of a comet she was studying became the highlight of a summer … Read entire article »

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It’s Official: The Internet is the Greatest Deregulatory Success Story of All Time

It’s Official: The Internet is the Greatest Deregulatory Success Story of All Time

By TechCrunch.com, Published: August 26 Earlier this summer, at the e-G8 Conference in Paris, Jeff Jarvis implored French President Nicholas Sarkozy to “do no harm” to the Internet. But Jarvis isn’t alone in wanting government to stay out of Internet affairs. Take, for example, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Commissioner Robert McDowell who believes that the “Internet is the greatest deregulatory success story of all time” and thus, like Jarvis, uses the directive of “doing no … Read entire article »

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The World Wide Web, Not The Internet, Turns 20 Today

The World Wide Web, Not The Internet, Turns 20 Today

Happy 20th birthday to the World Wide Web! Or, at least, the first webpage launched on said World Wide Web. Not the Internet. The Web. It seems as if Tim Berners-Lee’s work has been confusing everyone from tech-savvy individuals to net neophytes for just as long a time. So let’s get to the bottom of what we’re celebrating so we don’t look silly when we put the wrong name on the birthday card, OK? Here’s the deal: … Read entire article »

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