NASA has discovered a strange asteroid using the Hubble space telescope. The asteroid is called P/2013 P5 and NASA describes it as "weird and freakish." What's so odd about this asteroid is that it's spewing six different streams of material into space.
We've talked about the Voyager 1 spacecraft in the past, and it's most known for being the farthest man-made object from the Earth, and it's been announced that the 1,600-pound space probe has exited our solar system, as well as the heliosphere beyond the influence of the Sun. However, the probe has been experiencing drastic changes in radiation levels since leaving the solar system.
The Voyager 1 has found its way into the far reaches of space, specifically to the edge beyond which scientists believe lies interstellar space. This area is within our solar bubble, and is referred to as a "magnetic highway for charged particles." The findings were detailed earlier today at the American Geophysical Union, which took place in San Francisco.
The Voyager 1 probe has been soaring through the solar system for 35 years. Voyager 1 is currently the most distant man-made object from the Earth in history. Scientists believe that the probe recently left the suns protective sphere of influence. The sphere of influence I'm talking about is the Sun's magnetic bubble called the heliosphere.
The image you see below is a star called LL Ori. The photo shows the star moving through the Orion Nebula, and the bow shaped line you see is actually the shockwave the sun creates due in part to its speed. Scientists have long believed all stars create this bow shock, but for our own sun that no longer seems to be the case.
The decision to make Henry Tirri Nokia's new Chief Technology Officer is arguably more important for the company's future than its deal with Microsoft over Windows Phone. Executive-level shuffles aren't often worth much more than a casual footnote, but Tirri's promotion - in the context of Nokia's fading star in the smartphone league - could prove a legitimate turning point for the Finns. Tirri could well be the vital link between Nokia's flourishing imagination and its floundering production.
BlueStacks - the software which allows Android apps to run on x86-based Windows PCs, and which we first told you about back in April - has grabbed some funding and announced a release schedule, with the first launch expected in Q3 2011. It's also grabbed the attention of AMD, who will be supporting BlueStacks with their APU processors.
Toshiba's final batches of note notebooks may lack the 3D magic of the A665 or the glossy ultraportable scale of the T200 Series, but the new Satellite C600 Series and Satellite L Series both have affordability to recommend them. The C600 Series kicks off at under $500 with the 14-inch C645 and the 15.6-inch C655, each available with a choice of Intel or AMD processors, while the L Series includes the 13-inch L635, the 14-inch L645, the 15.6-inch L655 and the 17.3-inch L675, all with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs, or AMD Athlon II, Turion II, or Phenom II triple/quad core CPUs.
The man responsible for the Palm webOS UI, Matias Duarte, has apparently jumped ship and taken a new job at Google, most likely in the search giant's Android team. That's according to AllThingsD's sources; Palm have confirmed Duarte's resignation, but neither they nor Google will confirm exactly where he's headed. As Senior Director of Human Interface and User Experience at Palm, Duarte took the lead in developing the distinctive and flexible webOS interface, one of the things many - us included - believe will make the platform so ideal for the upcoming HP webOS tablet.
Update: It's confirmed, Duarte will be Google's new "User Experience Director for Android"