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How SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018 using the most powerful rocket in the world

On Wednesday, Elon Musk’s private company SpaceX announced on Twitter that it plans to send a spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018.<p>The mission will involve sending a spacecraft called the Red Dragon to Mars to retrieve samples collected by NASA’s Mars rover and then return them to Earth.<p>Here’s …

Cloud computing firm Iomart eyes profit growth

<b>Glasgow-based cloud computing firm Iomart has forecast a rise in profits after strong performances from newly-acquired companies.</b><p>In a trading update, it said it expected to report adjusted pre-tax profit of £18.8m for the year to the end of March.<p>That is more than 13% up on the same period in the …

Amazon Web Services

Ubuntu (not Linux) on Windows: How it works

Ubuntu, but not Linux per se, will be running on in the next major Windows 10 update, Redstone.<p>Yes, Microsoft is going to enable users to run Bash …

Linux

Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies

It's a sad day for the Internet: Ray Tomlinson, widely credited with inventing email as we know it, has died from a suspected heart attack at 74. In 1971, he established the first networked email system on ARPANET (the internet's ancestor), using the familiar user@host format that's still in use …

Earth Could Be Unique Among 700 Quintillion Planets in The Universe, Study Finds

One of these things is not like the others.<p>So much of humanity’s astronomical research is based around the notion of finding something like us out …

Universe
Cybersecurity

How the Left Is Ruining Science

From geocentrism to climate change, defenders of dogma don’t willingly give up.<p>Four hundred years ago this week, the Inquisition met in Rome to …

Parallax
Seagate Technology

Cancer 'vaccine' that remembers disease and fights it years later is developed by scientists

Researchers in immunotherapy trials engineer cells so they boost body’s natural defences and stand guard for lifetime - acting effectively like vaccine<p>A revolutionary new cancer treatment that remembers the disease and acts like a watchman to prevent it ever returning is being developed by …

Network Virtualization Is VMware's Next Frontier

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger is banking that network virtualization will be a bigger deal for the company than its bread-and-butter vSphere server …

Virtualization

Exactly the right words, exactly the right way: Reagan’s amazing Challenger disaster speech

Images from Jan. 28, 1986, are seared into the memories of former schoolchildren, teachers, parents and pretty much any American now older than 30 — the Challenger space shuttle, meant to carry schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe into orbit, reduced to a snaky tunnel of smoke in the sky near Cape …

Ronald Reagan

Necessity Is Driving Agricultural Innovation Indoors

According to the United Nations, the earth will house an estimated 9.7 billion people by 2050.<p>Consequently, more food will need to be produced over the next four decades than has been produced over the last 10,000 years. And with more than 99.7 percent of global food coming from land, and most of …

Aquaponics

Hiring a Cloud Engineer? Questions to Ask and What You Should Hear

<i>In this blog post, I provide tips for hiring an experienced cloud engineer who can help you run your startup or small business efficiently. I use the</i> …

Cloud Computing