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A massive solar flare that occurred on June 7th, 2011. Credit: NASA
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NASA captures image of this morning’s massive solar flare

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a semi-autonomous spacecraft that almost continuously observes the Sun, has captured a high definition image of a massive solar flare that occurred this morning. Solar flares occur when stored magnetic energy suddenly erupts from the outermost layer of the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona.
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First UK field trials of 4G broadband to begin this September

Everything Everywhere, the company behind Orange and T-Mobile, have teamed up with BT to deliver the first field trial of 4G LTE broadband, promising speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The two companies will share their fixed telecommunications and mobile technology to provide high speed wireless broadband on a trial basis to customers in South Newquay, Cornwall.
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‘Your Country, Your Call’ competition funding request withdrawn

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Your Call’ closed for entries, the Irish Times today report that the competition’s request for funding has been withdrawn by its organisers.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 Martin McAleese, husband of President Mary McAleese, has withdrawn his request of €300,000 in government funding stating that it was no longer needed.
An oblique view of what is believed to be Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottābad, Pakistan
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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
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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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Crowdsourcing creativity for business with the blur Group

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.
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