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IAU Colloquium on Near-Field Cosmology (198)

Posted by baffa on Feb 27, 2005 - 05:00 PM
The IAU Colloquium No. 198 on Near-Field Cosmology with Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies will be held at Les Diablerets, Switzerland, on 14 - 18 March 2005.

ESO's Two Observatories Merge

Posted by baffa on Feb 25, 2005 - 07:00 AM
On February 1, 2005, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has merged its two observatories, La Silla and Paranal, into one. This move will help ESO to better manage its many and diverse projects by deploying available resources more efficiently. The merged observatory will be known as the La Silla Paranal Observatory.

European Parliament Rejects Software Patents

Posted by baffa on Feb 21, 2005 - 11:13 AM
After a long struggle, the European Parliament unanimously rejected the software patent bill recently submitted to it.

Win32 C/C++ Migration to Linux

Posted by baffa on Feb 16, 2005 - 01:06 PM
IBM site hosts a serie of articles helping the migration of Win32 C/C++ applications to Linux on POWER. The first two articles have been published: 1 and 2.

IAU Colloquium 200 on Imaging of Exoplanets

Posted by baffa on Feb 04, 2005 - 12:37 PM
IAU Colloquium 200 on Direct Imaging of Exoplanets: Science and Techniques will be held from 3 to 7 October 2005 at Nice (France).

Workshop on Stellar End Products

Posted by baffa on Feb 03, 2005 - 12:00 AM
The RadioNet Scientific Workshop "Stellar End Products" will be held 13 through 15 April 2005 at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA-CSIC) in Granada. This meeting is the third in a series of scientific workshops sponsored and organized by the EU RadioNet Consortium within the Sixth Framework Program of the European Commission.

"A life with stars" Meeting

Posted by baffa on Jan 25, 2005 - 01:30 PM
On the occasion of the 65th birthday and formal retirement of Ed van den Heuvel, the Universiteit van Amsterdam will organise a meeting on the formation, stellar evolution, and astrophysics of compact objects, a subject in which he has been a pioneer since the days of Uhuru. The meeting will be held in Amsterdam, 22-26 August 2005.

The 'Cell' Architecture

Posted by baffa on Jan 24, 2005 - 04:58 PM
The STI group (IBM, Sony, and Toshiba) developed a full vectorized and scalable architecture, called Cell. These chips are intended to be used in secialized computer as well as consumer gadgets. An article forsee a bright future for it.

White House Cuts Hubble Servicing Mission

Posted by baffa on Jan 24, 2005 - 03:52 PM
Space.com reports that the White House has eliminated funding for a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope from its 2006 budget request and directed NASA to focus solely on de-orbiting the popular spacecraft at the end of its life

Huygens lands on Titan

Posted by baffa on Jan 15, 2005 - 05:00 PM

Opera Offers Free Licenses For Educational Use

Posted by baffa on Jan 14, 2005 - 09:53 AM
Opera Software announced that it will offer free site licenses to higher education institutions. In an effort to meet the student and university need for security on the Internet, Opera offers an Internet browsing alternative at no cost to schools.

5th AGILE Science Workshop

Posted by baffa on Jan 13, 2005 - 05:09 PM
On February 2nd, 2005, the 5th AGILE Science Workshop, "The galactic Center and Other Cosmic Accelerators", will be held at CNR Headquarters, Sala Convegni (Main Conf. Hall) P.le A. Moro, 7 - Rome, (Italy)

International Symposium on OSS

Posted by baffa on Jan 08, 2005 - 06:00 PM
The Open Source Software 2005 International Symposium will be held on 14-16 April 2005 at Padua, Italy.

Top Science Stories of 2004

Posted by baffa on Jan 02, 2005 - 10:45 AM
New Scientist has several overview of advances during 2004. They cover technology, space and biology .

WFCAM on UKIRT

Posted by baffa on Dec 27, 2004 - 12:40 PM
The Wide Field Camera (WFCAM), built at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC), Edinburgh, began operations on the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii on 22nd December 2004. WFCAM is a powerful infrared survey camera,
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