How Google Images can help you research your family history like never before
Why you can’t judge a social network by its number of users
BBC investigation doubts value of Facebook advertising
Irish PM to NYSE: We can become the cloud computing capital of the world
Two tourists capture stunning murmuration of starlings above Ireland’s longest river
Four Irish students among regional finalists of Google Science Fair
Google has today announced 90 regional finalists of its second Google Science Fair and, for the first time, two Irish entries have been shortlisted.
IBM, Astron building exascale computer to peer into origins of universe
IBM and ASTRON recently announced a joint collaborative project known as DOME that will see IBM develop an exascale computer system for the planned Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. The telescope will be used to explore evolving galaxies and dark matter, and will attempt to peer into the very origins of the universe.
Researchers create animated model of Japanese tsunami debris field
A little over a year since the devastating Japanese Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, evidence of the catastrophe litters the Pacific Ocean.
The ESA & CERN launch massive, Europe-wide, cloud computing platform
CERN, the body behind the Large Hadron Collider, & the European Space Agency, along with other organizations have launched The Helix Nebula, a Europe-wide cloud computing platform.
Google Media Tools looks back at Japan’s 2011 earthquake & tsunami
Google Media Tools shows the devastation in Japan a year after the earthquake and tsunami.
With a friendly handshake NASA makes first contact with its space robot
NASA’s Robonaut and International Space Station Commander, Daniel Burbank, shake hands – the first between a robot and human in space
NASA recreates the original Apollo 17 Blue Marble image in amazing detail
NASA has recreated, in HD, the original Blue Marble image, taken by Apollo 17 in 1972, using its Suomi NPP satellite
Watch asteroid 2012 BX34′s near miss of Earth on Friday
Watch the double decker sized asteroid, 2012 BX34, as it passes between the Earth and the Moon on Friday.
Blue Marble 2012: The “most amazing” image of the Earth yet
NASA has released another stunning Blue Marble image of the Earth, describing it as the “most amazing highest resolution” image yet.
How to view the aurora in the UK and Ireland
The northern parts of the UK & Ireland have been treated some amazing displays of the Aurora Borealis – here’s how to get the best views of the Northern Lights.
NASA satellite shows first glimpse of the world’s newest island
NASA has released two stunning images of the world’s newest, and as yet unnamed, island – located in the Red Sea near Yemen.
Will we get a white Christmas? Well, that depends on your definition of ‘white Christmas’
If you look forward to a white Christmas each year then statistically, according to the Met Office, you are in luck…but it all depends on what your definition of a ‘white Christmas’ is.
Google gifts Dublin’s Science Gallery with €1 million to help develop global network
Dublin’s Science Gallery has today announced that it is to receive a gift of €1 million from Google.org as part of a Google Gives Back initiative to donate more than $100 million to deserving organisations around the world in 2011.
NASA promises Saturday’s Lunar eclipse will be super-sized and colorful
When the Lunar eclipse takes place on Saturday the Moon will appear super-sized and blood red, according to NASA. But you will have to get up early to see it in the US.
Will it snow this December? The science says no
Looking forward to the snow this December? Well, according to scientists at the Met Office we’re not likely to see much of it this year.
How to harvest satellite bits, while they are still in space
It sounds like something out of a Bond film but the United States’ Department of Defence’s Phoenix Program has plans to harvest parts of decommissioned satellites, while they are still in orbit.
Can Twitter and Facebook be used to predict flu (and other) outbreaks?
Researchers in the UK believe they may be able to use Twitter, Facebook, and other real-time social media to predict future events, such as the outbreak of epidemics.
German satellite ROSAT will fall to earth this weekend
Here we go again. An out of service German satellite is hurtling towards Earth and may re-enter its atmosphere this weekend, according to the German Aerospace Centre. Last month small pieces of NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) crash-landed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
NASA and the U.S. Air Force have figured out where UARS crash landed, they think
NASA, working with the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, believe they have figured out where the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, UARS, crash landed on Saturday morning.