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Recall of Slim PS2 adapters

| September 13, 2005 |

Sony is recalling 3.5m faulty power adapters which were sold with the black PlayStation 2 slimline version between August and December 2004. It said the power adapter could overheat, causing damage or injury. The free-standing adapters were sold for the special slimline version of the successful games console. Sony had 40 complaints in the US […]

Xbox 360 ‘Hack Proof’

| September 9, 2005 |

Microsoft plans to make its next generation games console, the Xbox 360, as difficult as possible to hack. The 360 will have security built directly into the hardware, said Xbox engineer Chris Satchell. Fans have modified the first Xbox to turn it into a media centre, upgrade the hard drive or allow it to play […]

Shuttle grouded for a year?

| September 8, 2005 |

In a recent Memo Nasa warns that there may not be any more shuttle missions for at least a year. This is because of the fuel tank problems and hurricane Katrina. Nasa’s Michoud facility is in New Orleans so has been affected by the recent hurricane as well as the on-going affects. Matt [Technorati tag(s): […]

Galaxy Pictures?

| September 3, 2005 |

I was watching a program on TV this morning about astro physics. In one part they were talking about the size of our galaxy and went on to say ‘Here is a photograph of our galaxy’. Surely it cant be a photograph, it must be a digital impression of what we think it looks like? […]

Nasa to build on the Moon

| August 29, 2005 |

Nasa has turned the Hubble Space Telescope to point at the moon to begin lookig for a suitable site to build a ‘Moon Base’. What Nasa is looking for are sites with a good supply of ilmenite, a mineral from which to extract oxygen, hydrogen and helium. As well as producing air and water, the […]

Worm writers captured

| August 27, 2005 |

Two men, one in Morocco and one in Turkey, have been arrested over the unleashing of a computer worm that affected US firms earlier this month. Moroccan authorities detained Farid Essebar, 18, while Atilla Ekici, 21, was arrested by Turkish authorities on Thursday, the FBI said. They are believed to be responsible for the Zotob […]

End of Nasa ‘Test Mission’?

End of Nasa ‘Test Mission’?

| August 24, 2005 |

Discovery has been successfully de-mated from Nasa’s specially modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and has now been towed into the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 where the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, still inside, will be removed from the payload bay and transferred to the Space Station Processing Facility. What is interesting is that Nasa […]

Discovery De-mated

Discovery De-mated

| August 23, 2005 |

Discovery was demated from the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft early Monday morning at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery was towed late Monday afternoon to the nearby Orbiter Processing Facility, where it will be readied for mission STS-121. Matt (Image credit: NASA/KSC) [Technorati tag(s): shuttle, nasa, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Discovery, Discovery, Space, Science]

Discovery home safe and sound!

Discovery home safe and sound!

| August 21, 2005 |

Within the last few minutes the Space Shuttle Discovery touched down safely at Kenedy Space Center in Florida. Matt (Image credit: NASA/KSC) [Technorati tag(s): shuttle, nasa, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Discovery, Discovery, Space, Science]

Discovery’s home coming delayed

Discovery’s home coming delayed

| August 20, 2005 |

The shuttle Discovery has been delayed as it heads home to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center from Edwards Air Force Base in California. The orbiter is riding piggyback on a modified jumbo jet, more than a week after it landed in the Mojave desert. The pair arrived in Louisana on Friday for an overnight stop, but […]