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NOZOMI near the failure?

Posted by baffa on Nov 22, 2003 - 04:03 PM
NOZOMI, the Japanese Mars exploration probe, experienced severe malfunction. Ask force of scientists and engineers of the newborn The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are trying a last tentative. If they will not succeed, they will be forced to change the probe orbit far from Mars, and NOZOMI will escape from Martian gravitational sphere. The turning point will be around Dec 10Th.

Using Natural Selection to Investigate Optimizations

Posted by baffa on Nov 20, 2003 - 09:45 AM
A comprehensive and enlightening article on the search of best optimization in compiling C program have been published here. It is well known how difficult is to determine the best set of optimization flags for a given program: the article gives directions and a program which explores the 2^53 possibilities by means of genetic algorithm.

Astronomical Data Analysis - III

Posted by baffa on Nov 17, 2003 - 04:19 PM
The third meeting on Astronomical Data Analysis will be held from April 29th 2004 to May 1st 2004 at Sorrento, Italy.

Educational Discount on Commercial Linux

Posted by baffa on Nov 17, 2003 - 03:57 PM
Red Hat and SuSE Linux, the top two sellers of the open-source operating system, are launching new discounts to attract students and educational institutions, a strategically important customer set for technology companies.

New Arecibo investigation deny Moon's Ice Caps.

Posted by baffa on Nov 13, 2003 - 05:16 PM
From New Scientist:
The thick ice sheets many astronomers thought were hidden in some of the Moon's craters almost certainly do not exist, according to observations from the world's biggest radar.

China's Moon Project

Posted by baffa on Nov 12, 2003 - 03:58 PM
China's moon probing project is proceeding in full swing in a well-organized way. China's first moon probing is planned to be launched in three years.

First primary on LBT

Posted by baffa on Nov 10, 2003 - 09:21 AM

Start of site works for ALMA

Posted by baffa on Nov 08, 2003 - 12:05 PM
Frome ESO press release:
Astronomers Break Ground on Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) - World's Largest Millimeter Wavelength Telescope.
Scientists and dignitaries from Europe, North America and Chile are breaking ground today (Thursday, November 6, 2003) on what will be the world's largest, most sensitive radio telescope operating at millimeter wavelengths.

Fedora will replace Red Had Linux Desktop?

Posted by baffa on Nov 06, 2003 - 11:30 AM
We think the goal of Fedora Project is to replace the desktop version of Red Hat. Linux. Red Hat is now focused towards commercial versions of linux. From Fedora web site:
The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products. It is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc. The goal of The Fedora Project is to replace the desktop version of Red Hat, which is focused towards commercial versions.

Voyager 1 out of Solar System

Posted by baffa on Nov 06, 2003 - 10:27 AM
After traveling through space for more than 26 years, Voyager 1 is approaching a new milestone. On November 5, 2003, the spacecraft was 90 astronomical units (AU) from the Sun (the distance is equivalent to 13.5 billion kilometers).
Recent observations indicate that Voyager 1 is in a region unlike any encountered in its 26 years of exploration, ad some measurements suggests it has crossed heliopause, thus entering extra solar system space.

Red Hat announce end of life dates for his distributions

Posted by baffa on Nov 04, 2003 - 10:16 AM
Red Hat has announced a change for the dates for end of support (errata, bug fixes, security fixes) for latest releases of his Red Hat Linux distibution: 1 year. The (commercial) Red Hat Enterprise Linux will have 2.5 years of full support, and 5 years for security errata and mission critical bug fixes.

The Environments of Galaxies: from kpc to Mpc

Posted by baffa on Nov 01, 2003 - 12:00 AM
The Environments of Galaxies: from kpc to Mpc: First Announcement The conference will be held at the MAICH conference centre, near the town of Chania on the northern coast of Crete, Greece.

Massive Solar Flare

Posted by baffa on Oct 29, 2003 - 11:45 AM

Red Hat release Enterprise Linux 3.0

Posted by baffa on Oct 23, 2003 - 08:58 AM
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0, released Wednesday, is the company's second edition of Linux specially designed for corporate users that prize stability. The company says that the new version of the operating system runs Java software and databases faster, can run on mainframes and several other new machines, takes advantage of powerful 32-processor hardware and comes with better programming tools. You can find an article on Cnet.

The EU publishes Open Source Migration Guidelines

Posted by baffa on Oct 22, 2003 - 11:44 AM
The EU, by means of IDA (Interchange of Data betwheen Administrations), publishes practical guidelines for migrating to Open Source Software.
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