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46-Gigapixel View of Milky Way is Largest-Ever Image of Space

Space is big, but it's never been quite <i>this</i> big. This composite image taken by astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is, they claim, the largest image of space to date. It shows a long swathe of the Milky Way, photographed piece by piece over a period of five years from the university's …

Cosmology

Ballmer: Saving Apple in 1997 was ‘craziest thing’ Microsoft ever did

Microsoft infamously invested $150 million in archenemy Apple in 1997 as the company was facing bankruptcy right after the return of Steve Jobs, and according to former CEO Steve Ballmer, it was the craziest thing the Windows-maker ever did.<p>Ballmer spends more of his time on the basketball court …

Peace becomes number one paid app in US, forcing publishers to adapt to new reality<p>Less than a day after the launch of iOS 9, Apple’s latest operating system, content blocking software is at the top of the app charts worldwide.<p>In the UK, two content blockers have hit the top 20 paid apps, with …

Digital Advertising

Distant planet has four suns

Were it possible to see the skies from this world, the four parent stars would look like one small sun and two very bright stars visible in the …

Microsoft sues Kyocera over Android phone patents

Microsoft may be taking some steps to make nice with the Android world, but the company is still willing to pick fights when its royalty payments are at stake. The Windows maker has sued Kyocera in the US over claims that Android phones like the Brigadier and Hydro series violate seven patents on …

Android Phones

Today in science: Breakup of an asteroid

Scientists watched as, over a period of months, the asteroid known as P/2013 R3 broke into smaller pieces.<p><b>March 6, 2014.</b> On this date, the …

Astronomy