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Year 2038 problem

The year 2038 problem (also known as “Unix Millennium bug”, or “Y2K38” by analogy to the Y2K problem) may cause some computer software to fail before or in the year 2038. The problem affects all software and systems that store … Continue reading

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Astronomers find water in another galaxy

The water vapor was found 11.5 billion light years from Earth, using the 100-meter Effelsberg radio telescope at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Leipzig, Germany. Violette Impellizzeri, formerly of the Max Planck Institute and now with the … Continue reading

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Colossal refrigeration system

Ron Ace, a 69-year-old, has been researching the earth’s climate for years and has found what he calls the most “practical, nontoxic, affordable, rapidly achievable” and beneficial way to curb global warming and a resulting catastrophic ocean rise. Ace proposes … Continue reading

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New Source of Biodiesel

Researchers in Nevada are reporting that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly source of biodiesel fuel for powering cars and trucks. Their study has been published online in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. … Continue reading

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Electric Car Network

Zero-emission vehicles, alternative fuels, independence from foreign oil supplies, and low carbon footprints are more than just pie-in-the-sky wishes–they can also be big business. Following in the steps of San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland, Better Place has just entered … Continue reading

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Augusta Ada Lovelace

Her full name and title for most of her married life was “The Right Honourable Augusta Ada, Countess of Lovelace”, born Augusta Ada Byron, was the only legitimate child of Lord Byron. She is widely known in modern times simply … Continue reading

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Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage, FRS (December 26, 1791 London, England – October 18, 1871 Marylebone, London, England)[2] was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Parts of his uncompleted mechanisms are on display … Continue reading

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Declaration of Human Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the UDHR, a copy of the historic document will be hand-delivered and placed on board the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. The UDHR will remain on board the science laboratory permanently as a testament … Continue reading

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The Video Game Museum

The UK’s first official national video game archive has been launched in a bid to preserve the history of gaming. The archive has been set up in partnership between Nottingham Trent University and the National Media Museum in Bradford in … Continue reading

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Interplanetary Internet

In an initiative energized by Google Vice-President and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf, the International Space Station could be testing a brand new way of communicating with Earth. In 2009, it is hoped that the ISS will play host to … Continue reading

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