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Hubble Inspires New Technologies
2013-03-31 05:30:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drawing inspiration from NASA´s Hubble Space Telescope, two different teams of researchers have developed both an easy-to-use, fully searchable 3D map of the universe and new technology that could improve the quality of laser eye surgery, various media outlets reported late last week. A Microsoft team collected data and images from Hubble and other similar instruments to create what has been dubbed the WorldWide Telescope...

2010-07-12 11:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at the 11th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Microsoft Corp. announced the latest version of the WorldWide Telescope and unveiled the largest seamless spherical map ever made of the night sky. Microsoft also released the most complete high-resolution coverage of Mars available, provided through an ongoing collaborative relationship with NASA, allowing WorldWide Telescope users to experience Mars in 3-D. (Logo:...

2009-05-13 09:30:00

Microsoft Research announces Spanish user interface release of WorldWide Telescope, increased research funding, and student program offering free design and development tools. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Research kicked off its fifth annual Latin American Faculty Summit, where Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner welcomed the more than 200 academic, government and industry research leaders from 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries to...

2009-03-24 11:00:00

Exciting new images of the moon and Mars from NASA's orbiting observatories will enable users of all ages to explore the universe through the Microsoft WorldWide Telescope. WASHINGTON and REDMOND, Wash., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NASA and Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to make planetary images and data available via the Internet under a Space Act Agreement. Through this project, NASA and Microsoft will jointly develop the technology and infrastructure necessary to make the...

2009-03-24 12:00:09

The U.S. space agency and the Microsoft Corp. say they will make planetary images and data available via the Internet under a Space Act Agreement. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it and Microsoft will develop the technology and infrastructure necessary to make the NASA content -- including high-resolution scientific images and data from Mars and the moon -- explorable on WorldWide Telescope, which is what Microsoft calls its online virtual telescope for exploring the...

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2009-03-24 11:20:00

NASA and Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday plans to make planetary images and data available via the Internet under a Space Act Agreement. Through this project, NASA and Microsoft jointly will develop the technology and infrastructure necessary to make the most interesting NASA content -- including high-resolution scientific images and data from Mars and the moon -- explorable on WorldWide Telescope, Microsoft's online virtual telescope for exploring the universe. "Making NASA's scientific...

2008-05-13 09:50:00

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) (MSFT) launched its WorldWide Telescope late Monday, bringing the free Web-based program for zooming around the universe to a broad audience. WorldWide Telescope, developed by Microsoft's research arm, knits together images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and others. Computer users can browse through the galaxy on their own or take guided tours of different outer-space destinations developed...


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