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That 3D rendering up there is a new telescope from the National Science Foundation that promises to solve the mysteries of the universe -- or at least take some truly big pictures. Fitted with a 3,200 megapixel camera, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be the largest digital camera in the w...

April 10th 2015 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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It's been interesting watching Google's Project Loon progress, and the latest test run for the balloon-based internet service is perhaps the most impressive. A single balloon recently launched from New Zealand and traveled some 5,500 miles (9,000 kilometers) across the Pacific Ocean to Chile where...

March 19th 2015 at 7:18am 0 Comments
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The construction of European Southern Observatory's Extremely Large Telescope, which will boast a humongous 39-meter aperture, is no longer in limbo. Its development in Chile's Atacama Desert is finally on track two years after the project was approved, thanks to Poland joining the organization. S...

December 4th 2014 at 11:01pm 0 Comments
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The climate is so arid in some corners of the globe that virtually any source of water is crucial to survival; even the fog rolling over the hills could make a big difference. MIT is well aware of this, and has been testing an advanced form of fog harvesting in Chile's Atacama Desert (one of the d...

May 16th 2014 at 4:29pm 0 Comments
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Google Play Books' expansion tour has just made an important stop in South America. As of today, bookworms in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela can browse Google's virtual shelves from Android, iOS or the web. The wider access sadly doesn't include movies, music or periodicals, but lo...

December 6th 2013 at 1:23am 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Plants vs. Zombies has long been one of the most popular titles on the App Store (or any platform it's been released on, really), but PopCap has only recently revealed a sequel set to arrive in another month or so....

May 27th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) puts it into perspective right away: "Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth." It's important to hold that fact in mind, as we marvel at the first images from deep in the belly of our universe...

September 19th 2012 at 1:39pm 0 Comments
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Mobile marketing and analytics firm Flurry has another great research post up, this time about the speed of adoption for both iOS and Android. This one goes a little far into comparing apples and oranges, so to speak, but it's still interesting. Flurry notes that both iOS and Android app usages...

August 27th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments