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Friday, 27 July 2012

Canuck Telescope To Search Galaxies

NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will use Canadian technology to peer further than ever into the final frontier when it begins its mission, scheduled for 2018. 
The Canadian Space Agency will soon deliver two critical components for the JWST - an ultra-precise guidance sensor and a spectrograph to find even the faintest objects in space.
"This technology may help find the next habitable planet our universe," Industry Minister Christian Paradis said Wednesday. "Once again, Canada's space sector is pushing the frontier of what is possible."
The JWST will orbit Earth at a distance of 1.5 million kilometres, giving it a unique ability to study the first stars to form after the creation of the universe through the Big Bang.

Homemade Satellite To Go Boldly Into Space

SEOUL - Years of rummaging through back-alley electronics stores will pay off later this year for a South Korean artist when he fulfills his dream of launching a homemade, basement-built satellite into space.

“Making a satellite is no more difficult than making a cellphone,” said Song Hojun, 34, who said he built the $500 OpenSat to show people they could achieve their dreams.
“I believe that not just a satellite, but anything can be made with the help of the Internet and social platforms. I chose a satellite to show that symbolically.” Read More..

Thursday, 26 July 2012

How Secure Is Skype?

ITWORLD CANADA CURATED: Vague answers from Microsoft arent helping in the debate over whether the VoIP client can be broken. Thats why one group recommends avoiding it when privacy is essential  Read More..