|Microsoft to Pay $240 Million for Stake in Facebook
|Apple Announces Leopard Arrival October 26
The world premiere of Leopard, the biggest upgrade to Mac OS X, is October 26. And on that big day, the Apple Retail Store is the place to be. Join us from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and be the first to experience the world’s most advanced operating system. And if you’re one of the first 500 guests, you’ll go home with a special edition Leopard T-shirt. See you there.
|Southern California Wildfires Burn Out Of Control: New Nasa Satellite Images Show Fires’ Rapid Growth
October 23, 2007
Image credit: NASA/MODIS Rapid Response.
|The Chinese Chang’e 1 lunar orbiting mission is scheduled to launch on 24 October.
Chang’e 1 is planned to be the first of a series of Chinese missions to the Moon. The spacecraft is scheduled to launch on 24 October 2007 at 10:05 UT (18:05 Chinese Standard Time) on a CZ-3A (Long March 3A) booster from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Chang’e will orbit the Moon for a year to test the technology for future missions and to study the lunar environment and surface regolith. The primary engineering objectives of the mission are to validate the technology necessary to fly lunar missions. The primary science objectives are to obtain three-dimensional stereo images of the lunar surface, determine the distribution of some useful elements on the surface and estimate their abundance, survey the thickness of lunar soil and to evaluate helium-3 resources, and to explore the environment between the Moon and Earth.Chang’e 1 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
|NASA Offers $2 Million Lunar Lander Competition Prize
October 24, 2007
|Giant balloon to loft world’s largest solar telescope
Image: Carlye Calvin/UCAR.
|Planet’s CO2 Production Surges
22 October 2007
|Reason for flu the Season
19 October 2007
|Evolutionary Sprint Made Us Human
23 October 2007
|New CU-Boulder Study Confirms First-Known Belt Of Moonlets In Saturn Rings
Oct. 24, 2007
Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/ University of Colorado.
October 26, 2007
October 21, 2007
|Findings based on nine studies on three of the world’s 19 subpopulations of polar bears conclude:|
|“Projected changes in future sea ice conditions, if realized, will result in loss of approximately 2/3 of the world’s current polar bear population by the mid 21st century.|
|Because the observed trajectory of Arctic sea ice decline appears to be underestimated by currently available models, this assessment of future polar bear status may be conservative. “|
|U.S. Geological Survey New Polar Bear Finding|
|Minimum Arctic ice packComparing the annual minimum extent in September for 2005 and 2007. One of the lowest minimum, 2007 lost 23 percent more that 2005, another low year. The state of California’s outline shows magnitude of lost ice pack.|
|Modified from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).|