Kenton Cool on his eighth ascent
Mobile

First ever tweet from Mount Everest summit sent

British climber and mountain guide Kenton Cool has sent the first ever tweet from the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. Cool reached the summit yesterday for the ninth time and sent the tweet from a sponsored Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone.
Optical fibres permit the transmission of data over longer distances and at higher speeds
Mobile

Three announces €38 million investment with new BT contract

Irish mobile network operator Three has today announced a €38 million investment contract with BT, which will see BT’s fibre network expand to over 200 new mobile sites and to a further 1,000 existing sites currently serving Three customers. This new fibre network will vastly increase bandwidth nationwide and will facilitate network speeds of up to 100Mb.
An oblique view of what is believed to be Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottābad, Pakistan
Technology

Google releases advance preview imagery update of Bin Laden compound in Abbottābad, Pakistan

Google have today released an advanced preview imagery update encompassing parts of Abbottābad, Pakistan where Al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden was killed during a co-ordinated and deadly assault by American Navy SEALs and CIA paramilitary forces. The update, which Google describes as "of particular interest", is only available as an advanced preview KML file viewable in Google Earth, and will be included in Google's next scheduled imagery update.
Gorse fires across Ireland. Credit: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response
Technology

NASA satellite image of gorse fires raging across the north and west of Ireland

NASA's MODIS Rapid Response, an emergency response system that provides near real-time satellite "thermal anomaly" imagery, has captured this image of gorse fires raging across parts of the north and west of Ireland. The image was taken yesterday afternoon as strong winds and prolonged recent dry spells have driven gorse, bog, and forest fires "out of control" in Donegal, Down, Galway, Mayo and parts of Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.
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