Ian Oort

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Meet the new YouTube: The world’s most popular video site has a sleek new player

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New evidence points to Apple releasing an affordable 4K 21.5-inch iMac this fall

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Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics

The idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called …

Apple Fans Are Going Bonkers Because A Chinese Startup Appears To Be Copying Everything Apple Does

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Letterman 'wrapping things up,' to retire in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman's departure from the late-night realm won't just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on …

Pebble, Android & Twilio founders to discuss the future of computing at Mobilize

Remember when mobile phones were the size of a brick and only used for talking to people? If not, I assure it was happening roughly 25 years ago, but …

APOD: M74: The Perfect Spiral (2013 Aug 11) Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI / AURA)- ESA / Hubble Collaboration Acknowledgment: R. Chandar (Univ. Toledo) and J. Miller (Univ. Michigan) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130811.html Explanation: If not perfect, then this spiral galaxy is at least one of the most photogenic. An island universe of about 100 billion stars, 32 million light-years away toward the constellation Pisces, M74 presents a gorgeous face-on view. Classified as an Sc galaxy, the grand design of M74's graceful spiral arms are traced by bright blue star clusters and dark cosmic dust lanes. Constructed from image data recorded in 2003 and 2005, this sharp composite is from the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. Spanning about 30,000 light-years across the face of M74, it includes exposures recording emission from hydrogen atoms, highlighting the reddish glow of the galaxy's large star-forming regions. Recently, many astronomers are tracking a bright supernova that has been seen in M74. http://heritage.stsci.edu/2007/41/ http://hubblesite.org/news/2007/41 http://spacetelescope.org/news/heic0719/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130811 #APOD