Archive for May, 2012
Holy cow, these things sound great! Got them on Amazon for $55, that’s about half off. Brand new in the box. They have the standard audio jacks, plus they come with an adapter to use on the USB port, which is what I need. Nice pair of Plantronics, here’s the link to Amazon:
I’ve been using TweetCaster for Twitter. You should check it out. It’s the #1 mobile Twitter app. http://www.tweetcaster.com
Spotify or Pandora? What say you?
This is such awesome stuff. It’s amazing how sensitive our landbased telescopes are.
For the first time, light coming directly from a “super-Earth” planet outside our solar system has been detected.
Super-Earths are up to 10 times more massive than our Earth, but lighter than gas giants like Neptune, NASA says. They can be made of gas, rock or a combination of both. Some scientists believe super-Earths have a better chance of being habitable than planets closer to the size of Earth.
Super-Earth 55 Cancri was discovered in 2004. Spitzer and other telescopes already have recorded how light from the planet changed as it passed in front of its star. In the new study, Spitzer measured how much infrared light comes from the planet itself.
The new data indicates the planet is probably dark, and that its sun-facing side…
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