Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mercury Photos And Data Fro Messenger!

NASA's MESSENGER mission which is the first mission sent to orbit the planet closest to the sun and gather data. Even though the actual orbiting will happen in 2011, the spacecraft has already sent us valuable data.
According to a news article on NASAOn Oct. 6, 2008, at roughly 4:40 a.m. ET, MESSENGER flew by Mercury for the second time this year. During the encounter, the probe snapped hundreds of photos and other data of the cratered surface of Mercury.
Visit NASA's MESSENGER mission site for more information on the mission.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Google Knights, Two At A Time On New Technology Roundtable Series

While a bunch of us trying to wrangle "map reduce" for a small (pico level in comparison to a portion of a Google data center) these Google Knights are talking about these as if they were croissants you had for breakfast.
Even though very technical, all the videos are very informational. Join the roundtable and learn athing or two about searching.
Official Google Research Blog: New Technology Roundtable Series

Monday, October 06, 2008

Yahoo AOL Merger?

According to techcrunch, there seem to be an eminent merger between the two Internet pioneers!. But I wonder what AOL got that Yahoo wants!
"Yahoo is continuing its marathon merger discussions with AOL, sources close to the negotiations have whispered to us, and a deal could happen as early as this month. Is this just a rehash of the reported discussions in February and then again in April?"