NASA Releases Portrait of Stellar Nursery to Celebrate Spitzer’s 5th Anniversary

The Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA’s last great space observatory to have been lauched into Earth’s orbit, is now celebrating its fifth anniversary. To celebrate the event, NASA has released this multigenerational shot of a stellar nursery located in the Cassiopeia constellation, 6,500 light-years from Earth. Jaw-dropping, isn’t it? [Via Cosmiclog]

IKEA May Be Going Solar

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] IKEA, the company that can fit almost anything into a flat box for easy pick-up, has decided to go green in a big way.  They plan to put $77 million into their GreenTech fund – dedicated to producing “solar panels, efficiency meters, and energy efficient lighting.”  While IKEA has […]

Google Maps gets its Georgia’s mixed up

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] This will probably go down in journalism history as one of the classics and Google will never live this down.  Plus you’ve probably still got the crazies in Georgia, USA hiding in the bushes with their shotguns waiting for the Russian tanks to come rumbling past muttering to themselves […]

Office worker jailed for exposing his ex-boss’s private emails

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] A Spanish office worker has been jailed for two years after he “hacked” into the computer of his ex-boss, retrieved hundreds of emails that the man had deleted and then sent them on to lots of other people. The emails were said to be “highly personal” and contained details […]

Pensieve: The Human Memory Assistant

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Your own human memory could soon have a digital backup. IBM is working on new software that collects pieces of information during your day, then uses them to help you remember things later. The project sounds like something that could have come straight from Dumbledore’s quarters — and not […]

Meet “Anton,” the Robotic Tongue

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, British scientists have come up with “Anton,” the animatronic tongue. This squirming creation was designed to help better understand how the human tongue works and thus improve speech recognition software. See for yourself: I feel it’s necessary to quote the following line from New Scientist Magazine: “The […]