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Running a SaaS Startup? ChurnBee is a Simple Dashboard to Track Your Growth

ChurnBee, from the team behind Newscurve, has just launched in beta form, bringing a simple approach to understanding business and customer data for for SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-focused startups.<p>The software gives SaaS startups access to key business metrics like Monthly Recurring Revenue …

Government Shutdown Deadline In One Week

<i>By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</i><p>WASHINGTON — With a week left to hammer out a deal to avoid a government shutdown, some lawmakers seem resigned – if not rushing – to that end.<p>Most say they don't want the first government shutdown since 1996. But if the government happens to shut down, so be …

Google launches Constitute, a tool for creating and comparing governments (video)

Countries frequently amend or draft constitutions, but they can't always find example constitutions to work from -- not every country publishes its founding documents in accessible formats. So, Google's simplifying nation building by launching Constitute, a website that puts all the world's …

Brazilian President Lashes Out Over U.S. Spying

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil was so angry about reports that the National Security Agency was spying on her and others in her country that she recently called off a high-profile visit to the U.S.<p>The Brazilian leader was still in a fighting mood Tuesday as she used her speech at the United …

NASA to keep protective eye on Mars spacecraft as comets buzz by

This illustration of a bright comet over Mars was created by artist Kim Poor.<p>Two comets will buzz Mars over the course of the next year, prompting excitement as well as some concern that cometary particles could hit the spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet and exploring its surface.<p>Three operational …

Space

Star’s ultrafast spin nearly tears it apart - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — Researchers have found a massive star spinning around its axis …

Santa Barbara

Astronomers discover densest galaxy ever

Imagine the distance between the sun and nearest star system, Alpha Centauri. That’s a distance of about 4 light-years. Now, imagine as many as …

Universe

Image of the Day: Odd Dark Nebula in a Dense Star Field

This part of the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer) is one of the richest star fields in the whole sky — the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud. The …

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AutoDesk Releases An Electronics Simulator Called 123D Circuits

Hardware hacking often seems like black magic to the uninitiated, which is why 123D Circuits is so cool: it allows you to learn electronics using a virtual Arduino board and breadboard without blowing up capacitors or burning yourself with solder on your work table.<p>Created by AutoDesk, 123D …

NSA spying disclosures could cost companies billions

The possiblity of the NSA hacking U.S. technology could reduce overseas trust and sales<p>Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- A congressional committee’s effective blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co.’s products from the U.S. telecommunications market over allegations they can enable Chinese spying may come …

Associated Press News

APOD: Nearby Cepheid Variable RS Pup (2013 Sep 09) Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - Processing: Stephen Byrne http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130909.html Explanation: It is one of the most important stars in the sky. This is partly because, by coincidence, it is surrounded by a dazzling reflection nebula. Pulsating RS Puppis, the brightest star in the image center, is some ten times more massive than our Sun and on average 15,000 times more luminous. In fact, RS Pup is a Cepheid type variable star, a class of stars whose brightness is used to estimate distances to nearby galaxies as one of the first steps in establishing the cosmic distance scale. As RS Pup pulsates over a period of about 40 days, its regular changes in brightness are also seen along the nebula delayed in time, effectively a light echo. Using measurements of the time delay and angular size of the nebula, the known speed of light allows astronomers to geometrically determine the distance to RS Pup to be 6,500 light-years, with a remarkably small error of plus or minus 90 light-years. An impressive achievement for stellar astronomy, the echo-measured distance also more accurately establishes the true brightness of RS Pup, and by extension other Cepheid stars, improving the knowledge of distances to galaxies beyond the Milky Way. The above image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and digitally processed by a volunteer. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen63/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130909 #APOD

Mars One: The psychology of isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother

Since April, thousands of people have applied to take a one-way trip to Mars. Following further stages of selection and training, the plan is for the first four astronauts to lift off in 2022. After a seven-month journey they will settle permanently on the red planet to conduct scientific …

Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

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