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Image 1 - ESA Tech Helps To Save Vatican Books
2011-12-20 03:59:09

Antique books in the Vatican Library are being digitized to preserve them for future generations using a technique developed through ESA to store satellite images of the sky. The Library needed a way of scanning the delicate old manuscripts and storing the files so that they could still be read in hundreds of years. The answer was the special file format used by ESA for most of its scientific satellites. In the 1970s ESA and NASA scientists developed ℠FITS´, the flexible...

2011-07-31 23:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shining a spotlight on one of its best kept secrets--its denim design studio in Los Angeles--Gap's new global marketing campaign tells the story of its 1969 fall collection from the inside out. Starting with the personalities behind the denim, 1969: L.A. and Beyond gives a transparent look at the designers and how they come together each day to create the latest in denim fits, fabrics and washes. Taking it from the studio to the real world, the...

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2010-10-02 06:41:53

Now stand-alone and open source Yesterday, the third "” and best "” version of the popular ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator image-processing software was released with several significant improvements. As with the previous versions of the FITS Liberator, the new version makes another leap towards making the creation of color images from raw astronomical observations easier and faster. The FITS Liberator continues to support the FITS and PDS formats, preferred by astronomers and...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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