Friday, October 19, 2007

PS3 Helps Solve Mysteries of the Universe

Several Sony PlayStation 3s are being used by physicists to help solve daunting questions in astrophysics. Dr. Gaurav Khanna of the University of Massachusetts is using a network of eight gaming consoles to crunch numbers for his research - measuring gravity waves.

More here via Wired

Thursday, October 04, 2007

50 Years of Space Age

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth. The launch heralded the advent of the Space Age.

The 84-kg Soviet satellite has caused so much consternation and insecurity to the USA that led to the Space Race.