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.
Good news, Spotify, the freemium web music service says it has plans to expand “into every country”, including Ireland, in the future, although just not yet. Responding to a question from this site Spotify says that they plan to open the music services to as wide an audience as possible as soon as they can. When asked specifically about Ireland Spotify said that they don’t foresee launching the service in the country soon, despite great interest in the site by Irish music fans. Spotify said, “We know just how passionate Irish music fans are but we don’t have any immediate plans to launch there.”