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Hubble Sees Comet Siding Spring Make Close Encounter With Mars
2014-10-24 03:20:41

Provided by Felicia Chou, NASA NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars. Siding Spring, officially designated Comet C/2013 A1, made its closest approach to Mars at 2:28 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19, at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles. That is about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. At that time, the comet and Mars were about 149 million miles from...

2014-10-24 08:20:38

LONDON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.K. Ministry of Defence selected the Raytheon U.K., Thales U.K. team to conduct a one-year study into upgrading existing Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems to Mode 5, which will address NATO's requirement for a new standard of IFF across all platforms. The two companies are offering the Thales Bluegate products covering the majority of naval and land system Mode 5 Interrogator applications, as well as, Raytheon UK's IFF4810 Mode 5...

milky way ALMA
2014-10-24 03:00:18

Provided by Matteo Tomassetti, University of Bonn Researchers at the universities of Bonn and Cardiff develop observational strategy for imaging extremely distant galaxies Scientists at the Universities of Bonn and Cardiff see good times approaching for astrophysicists after hatching a new observational strategy to distill detailed information from galaxies at the edge of the Universe. Using two world-class supercomputers, the researchers were able to demonstrate the effectiveness of...

facebook rooms
2014-10-24 06:49:07

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a major move away from its traditional insistence on members using their real names, Facebook has introduced the Rooms app which allows or even encourages the use of pseudonyms. The whole concept of the Rooms app recalls those heady early days of the web and the beginnings of social media. For those who can remember such times, it seemed like a totally new world where people from all over the globe could interact to their hearts’...

ai google
2014-10-24 05:10:37

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of an ongoing effort to bolster its London-based artificial intelligence research center, Google has announced a new partnership with Oxford University and the acquisition of two of the institution’s spin-off companies. According to Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian, the seven Oxford engineers and computer science experts behind Dark Blue Labs (Dr. Edward Grefenstette, Dr. Karl Moritz Hermann, Prof. Phil Blunsom and Prof. Nando...

titan
2014-10-24 04:53:16

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists studying the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan have discovered large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles, claims research published Wednesday in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. According to NASA, the regions are strangely shifted to the east or west of the poles, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region of the moon while dusk is falling over the northern one. Those zones are...

2014-10-24 04:22:20

Extends AWS Direct Connect availability to eight Equinix data centers, globally REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect cloud service in Equinix's Germany International Business Exchange (IBX(®)) data centers. With AWS Direct Connect, companies across Europe can connect their customer-owned...

2014-10-24 04:22:11

Day/Night Cameras Help Capture Paranormal Phenomena FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced that it is giving away refurbished HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Cameras (DCS-5222L/RE) and HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Cameras (DCS-2330L/RE) to those looking to capture paranormal activity this Halloween season. To qualify for a free Wi-Fi camera, ghost hunters can submit their story about why they want a camera and, if chosen, create a video on how they set up their ghost...

2014-10-24 04:22:07

TRIBECA, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- - If you're looking to drive measurable ROI to your business through social media, Facebook ads are a good place to start. With the numerous factors and options that are included in Facebook ad's, selecting the right strategy is extremely important. Internet marketing company, fishbat, shares 5 simple tips for optimizing your Facebook ads to see better conversions. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141023/153930 First...

2014-10-24 04:21:16

The Middle East Marketplace, Medical R&D, Investments, and Consumer Technology LONDON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kemal Malik, Head of Innovation at Bayer, and Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patient and Information for NHS England are slated to keynote the upcoming 5th Annual Health 2.0 Europe conference on November 10-12 in London, UK. The international digital health conference will feature a wide variety of sessions on some of the most important topics in digital health including:...


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Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

Atari Lynx
2014-07-15 14:42:15

The Atari Lynx is a handheld gaming console released in September 1989, by the Atari Corporation. It was the first handheld to feature a color LCD screen. The Lynx (Handy Game) was originally developed by Epyx in 1987, but the company had financial troubles and agreed to have Atari handle production and marketing of the system. In 1991, Atari re-released the Lynx with improved hardware, longer battery life, and a sleeker look. Known as the Lynx II, it had rubber hand grips, a stereo...

The History of Mobile Phone Technology
2014-07-14 13:56:38

Smartphones and feature phones are as common now as traditional landline phones were for decades. These handheld devices are so popular that many homes now only use mobile phones, increasingly pushing landline devices into the obsolete category. But while the popularity of mobile connectivity is vast today, it is still a very young technology when compared to its landline counterparts, which have been in existence since the mid-1800s. To be clear, the history of the mobile phone focuses on...

The History Of Virtual Reality
2014-07-01 08:19:17

Virtual reality (also known as immersive multimedia) is a computer-simulated environment that mocks or simulates real-world environments, as well as simulates physical presences in real or imagined worlds. VR technology has traditionally been a virtual sight- and perhaps sound-based experience, but has the potential to recreate other sensory experiences, such as virtual taste, smell, and even touch. As for touch (haptic technology), some systems have already included such experiences in...

The History Of Wearable Technology
2014-06-24 10:20:15

Wearable technology, which includes wearable devices, tech togs, and fashionable electronics, consists of articles of clothing and/or accessories that incorporate computer and advanced electronic technologies. Designs often incorporate practical functions and features, but may also have a purely critical or aesthetic agenda. Today, wearable devices are exploding onto the market, with everything from smart glasses (Google Glass) to smart watches (Samsung Galaxy Gear) on the rise. As for...

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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