Friday, October 9, 2009

Space: LCROSS crashes into the Moon

Shortly, the US spacecraft LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) will purposely crash into the Cabeus crater on the Moon's southern pole in the hunt for water-ice.

LCROSS and centaur on collision course


The spacecraft will impact in two stages, having separated last night. A large fuel stage called Centaur will...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Game releases for October 2009

What to expect for joystick-waggling action on all major platforms this month.

PC releases for October 2009


Risen - Monsters battling RPG set on a volcanic island in the Mediterranean.

Fifa 10 - The yearly refinement from EA to the footballing genre. A 360° dribbling system is being hyped up in this version [Did the gameplay catch up with sensi yet? --Ed]. Management mode has also seen improvements.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Heroes - Based on the animated series but with an all-new storyline, this action adventure tries to recreate the fun of the cartoon. It enables you to play as...

Google logo: Barcode

On October 7th 1952 - 57 years ago today - US Patent 2,612,994 was issued for the humble barcode.

Google barcode frontpage logo for October 7th 2009

Google today changes its logo to the above, to celebrate the anniversary. Can anyone decode it? Though we
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Michael Jackson's autopsy details reveal cosmetic surgery secrets

Fascinating details have been released from the autopsy of pop king Michael Jackson, that shed light on some of the cosmetic surgery he must have undertaken over the years.

The star died earlier in the year from an overdose administered by his personal doctor. He had inflamed lungs and
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Google logo: Mahatma Gandhi's birthday

Google is celebrating, by changing its logo, the birthday on October 2nd of one of the world's great past spiritual leaders, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Though we usually just refer to him as Gandhi, or with his title Mahatma - meaning "great soul".

He was born on October the 2nd in 1869, and assassinated by a fellow Hindu on January 30th 1948. The great
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