One of my current Open University modules (M362 – Developing Concurrent Distributing Systems) discusses “The Cloud” quite a bit, especially the Amazon solution. It is supposed to be cheaper and more scaleable than creating your own infrastructure. Well, it seems that a few years down the line this may no longer be true, at least…… Continue reading Is The Cloud Too Expensive?
British plan to tackle asteroids A team of British scientists are developing plans for a spacecraft that could stop large asteroids from destroying the Earth. The 10 tonne “gravity tractor” would deflect any orbiting rocks years before any potential collision could happen. The device, which would rely on the force of gravity, is being developed…… Continue reading Links for September 1st
Technology site Wired has an article up showing some incredible nanoscale images taken with scanning probe microscopes. These microscopes are so powerful that they can can images of single atoms. The article contains some really long words but even if science doesn’t really rock your boat go and take a ganders at these images. They…… Continue reading Try doing this with your macro lens