Just over one year since the employment initiative ‘Your Country, Your Call’ closed for entries, the Irish Times today report that the competition’s request for funding has been withdrawn by its organisers. Contest initiator Dr. Martin McAleese, husband of President Mary McAleese, has withdrawn his request of €300,000 in government funding stating that it was no longer needed.
Irish photographer Richard Twomey has created this stunning time-lapse video taken between March and April of this year, beautifully incorporating scenes across Dublin, including Dublin City Centre, Dublin Airport and the docklands.
Almost two years after Chrome OS was first announced in July 2009, Google have introduced the first Chrome OS notebooks, dubbed Chromebooks, with partners Acer and Samsung. Both Chromebooks will debut in seven countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, this coming June 15th.
Google's long awaited music service, Google Music Beta, was given a limited launch today at Google's I/O conference in San Francisco, but with Amazon's Cloud Player already launched and iTunes poised to begin music streaming it is too little too late?
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.
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.
While crowdsourcing has almost become a household word its perception as an advertiser's novelty, suitable only for advertising mobile phones, is gradually being eroded. More and more organisations are realising the possibilities of crowdsourcing as a business tool and one organisation, the blur Group, is using a innovative approach.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of world's worst nuclear disaster. In the early hours of April 26 1986 a series of explosions and a resulting chemical fire released large amounts of nuclear matter into the atmosphere over of much of Europe from Chernobyl's number 4 reactor.
Following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan which crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant it is surprising to hear that over 50% of the radiation we are subjected to come from Radon Gas which occurs naturally in the ground. And as we approach the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl we look at our exposure to radiation.
YouTube is celebrating 50 years of manned space flight by premiering a feature length film which recreates Yury Gagarin’s first orbit in outer space. The film combines original audio and video recordings of the flight with HD footage taken from the International Space Station. A new score was written epsessially for the piece by composer Philip Sheppard.
A passenger on board a transatlantic flight from San Francisco to Paris has captured a remarkable timelapse video of the northern lights, or the aurora borealis. During his eleven hour flight he captured 2,459 images, roughly one every two miles, using a Canon 5D Mark II and a tripod, and stitched them together afterward to produce this masterpiece.
A European Space Agency astronaut, Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli @astro_paolo, has been on tour in the International Space Station since January and during that time then he has taken some amazing 3D photos of the ISS and her crew.