[SOUND] Interesting sound. I would have guessed a Wild West performer was practicing with a bullwhip while also vacuuming. But no. That sound [SOUND] is apparently produced by the aurora borealis, the northern lights.
Windows 8 will officially launch to the public by the end of October and the code will be ready by the first week of August, at which point the company will ship Windows RTM (Release to Manufacturer) to its OEM partners.
Washington (AFP) July 9, 2012 Two new scientific papers have disproved a controversial claim made by NASA-funded scientists in 2010 that a new form of bacterial life had been discovered that could thrive on arsenic.
The Army has found a solution to fixing its aging helicopter fleet. It doesn't even require upgrading the helicopters, or designing new and more modern ones. Indeed, the helicopters will remain largely the same.
Jerusalem (AFP) July 8, 2012 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday he will back a controversial plan to compel ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arab Israelis to complete compulsory military or community service.
Damascus (AFP) July 8, 2012 Syria's navy staged live fire exercises at the weekend, launching missiles from both sea and land to "simulate the scenario of repelling a sudden attack from the sea," the state news agency said on Sunday.
The Washington Post was one of the major players in creating the myth that Jessica Lynch was one of the first heroes of the Iraq War. They ran this story on their front page based on faulty reporting and incorrect information they developed.
A true color image of a south polar vortex on the Saturn moon Titan. Click for larger. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute What a nice view of this vortex, the true color is very nice. There is a “movie” of the vortex linked below.
Washington (AFP) July 8, 2012 The US space agency NASA has recently pieced together a panoramic view from the camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, calling it the "next best thing to being" on the Red Planet.
Chiupeng Military Base, Taiwan (AFP) July 9, 2012 Two of 26 missiles missed their targets when Taiwan's military carried out a live-fire exercise Monday, but officers in charge said they were happy with the result.
Torkham, Pakistan (AFP) July 9, 2012 Pakistan is doubling the capacity for NATO trucks at a key border crossing, officials said Monday, to speed up processing for an expected influx of supplies for troops in Afghanistan.