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First images from Mars Express

Posted by baffa on Jan 20, 2004 - 03:14 PM
ESA's Mars Express, successfully inserted into orbit around Mars on 25 December 2003. The first high-resolution images and spectra of Mars have already been acquired.ESA press release is here.

Exploring the Cosmic Frontier

Posted by baffa on Jan 19, 2004 - 05:32 PM
The international symposium "Exploring the Cosmic Frontier: Astrophysical Instruments for the 21st Century" will be held on May 18-21, 2004 at the Max-Planck-Society's Harnack-Haus in Dahlem, Berlin.

The Initial Mass Function Conference

Posted by baffa on Jan 15, 2004 - 03:00 AM
The IMF@50 Conference will take place from May 16 - 20, 2004 in The Abbazia di Spineto, Siena,Italy, one of the most beautiful spots of the Tuscan countryside.

Some more life for Win98

Posted by baffa on Jan 13, 2004 - 04:38 PM
According to Zdnet Microsoft has exended critical bugs support of Win98, Win98se and WinMe till 30 June, 2006.Some analists suggest a malicious interpretation of the move.

Mandrake on a bootable CD

Posted by baffa on Jan 12, 2004 - 09:32 AM
From the Mandrake Linux site: The MandrakeMove Download Edition is a new (free) product based on Mandrake Linux 9.2 which provides a complete personal desktop operating system on a bootable CD. It exists also as commercial product (the Boxed Edition) which offer the capability to save configuration and personal data to a USB key, plus additional commercial software."

Grow of Apache use

Posted by baffa on Jan 12, 2004 - 09:25 AM
According to Netcraft, in 2003 the Apache HTTP Server went from from 53% to 64% of server share, while all other competitors remained more or less stable in the number of server powered. The graph are well explicative.

Windows 98 end-of-life

Posted by baffa on Jan 05, 2004 - 10:17 AM
On january 16, MS Windows 98 and 98se will end Extended Support Phase, that means they'll became obsolete and assisted support will no longer be available from Microsoft.

Spirit on Mars

Posted by baffa on Jan 04, 2004 - 08:48 AM
On January 3, the first of Nasa martian lander, Spirit, successfully landed on Mars. The press release is here, while more details can be found on the mission site. In a few weeks, Spirit's twin, Opportunity, would be landing on the other side of the planet.

Mars Express: Christmas on Mars

Posted by baffa on Dec 27, 2003 - 03:35 PM
Esa reported Mars Express safely entered its orbit around Mars on December 25th. The landing probe, the Beagle 2, entered the Martian atmosphere, but failed the radio contact after the landing. Contact attemptes will be prosecuted in the next days.

SPIE Annual Meeting 2004

Posted by baffa on Dec 20, 2003 - 12:00 AM
The next SPIE Annual Meeting will be held from 2 to 6 August 2004 at Denver (Colorado, USA) and Jan 4th is the deadline of the abstract submission. The annual meeting will comprises 66 Conferences in remote sensing and space technology, optical systems engineering, signal and image processing,ecc.

SIRTF's new name

Posted by baffa on Dec 19, 2003 - 03:08 PM
NASA announced Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) has been renamed the Spitzer Space Telescope. It was named in honor of the late Dr. Lyman Spitzer Jr., one of the 20th century's most distinguished scientists. Spitzer's pioneering efforts to put telescopes in space led to two successful space missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA also released the telescope's first observations.

Linux kernel 2.6.0

Posted by baffa on Dec 18, 2003 - 12:43 PM
The first version of the 2.6 kernel series has ben released today. Many distribution are ready to accept the new version and a lot of activity is expected on download mirrors. You can find the list of latest fixes here.

ESA: Christmas on Mars

Posted by baffa on Dec 16, 2003 - 08:56 AM

Solaris for free!

Posted by baffa on Dec 15, 2003 - 10:30 AM
Now that RedHat is out of small workstation market, can be worth noting that Solaris for x86 can be downloaded for free here. You can find a review here.

Cospar meeting: "Young Neutron Stars and Supernova Remnants"

Posted by baffa on Dec 15, 2003 - 04:00 AM
COSPAR is pleased to announce the meeting Young Neutron Stars and Supernova Remnants, which will be session E1.4 of the 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, to be held in Paris, France, over the period 18-25 July, 2004.
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