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  • Microsoft to kill off Surface 3 in December

    06/26/2016 8:06:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies
    BetaNews ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | Mark Wilson
    If you're in the market for a Surface 3, now is the time to buy one. Microsoft says that production of the Surface 3 will come to an end in December this year, and warns that stocks are already starting to run low. It's not yet clear whether the end of production for the cheapest Surface device signals the end of Microsoft's Atom-based devices. But it certainly seems as though the company is keen to focus its attention on the Pro range as well as the Surface Book. Microsoft confirmed the end of Surface 3 production to ZDNet. Mary Jo...
  • Microsoft offers Surface-as-a-Service from its own stores (pay-by-month Surface tablets)

    06/10/2016 12:42:37 PM PDT · by dayglored · 24 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 10, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    Typoslab gains pay-by-the-month option, with bundled support and training First Microsoft turned Office into software-as-a-service. It's currently transforming Windows into Windows-as-a-service. And now it's decided that its Surface Pro typoslab should become Surface-as-a-service, to help businesses buy more of the hybrid machines. Surface-as-a-Service, or "Surface Membership" to use its proper name, lets you choose from Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and Surface 4 hardware. An online configurator lets you design the machines you want (complete with keyboards and pens) and choose a 18, 24 or 30 month membership plan. Joining the club also gets you Microsoft's Complete for Business Extended...
  • Microsoft Sacrifices Lumia 950 And 950 XL For A Stronger Surface Phone

    01/24/2016 6:05:02 PM PST · by dayglored · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 24, 2016 | Ewan Spence
    Announced in October 2015, and released a month later, Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones have not set the world alight. The first 'out of the box' Windows 10 powered smartphones occupy a curious pivot point in Microsoft's plans. What do they tell us about the direction of Microsoft and how it will approach mobile in 2016? Between them they represent the end of a line of smartphones that stretches back to Nokia's 2011 decision to go with Windows Phone rather than Android, They also represent Microsoft's future attitudes to smartphones as a single element of a wide...
  • Microsoft beats Apple's tablet sales, apologises for Surface 4 flaws

    12/13/2015 10:19:19 PM PST · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Dec 14, 2015 | Simon Sharwood
    Flickering lights, sleeplessness leave Redmond's typoslabs feeling drained Microsoft has apologised for the "less-than-perfect experience" reported by many buyers of its new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book computers, but has nonetheless beaten Apple in the tablet sales stakes. The Surface Book has suffered from flickering screens. Both machines have generated complaints of poor battery life, especially when machines are placed into sleep mode but still manage to deplete the power source. Users have also complained that machines are slow to wake from sleep mode, that they run hot and/or slowly. Microsoft's offered some updated drivers to address the issues...
  • Microsoft Blatantly Ripped Off By Apple, Apple Announces Surface Pen And Touch Cover Clones For iPad

    09/09/2015 11:59:03 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 54 replies
    Microsoft News ^ | September 9, 2015 17:38 GMT | Pradeep
    Apple today announced two new accessories which are blatant rip-offs from Microsoft. In addition to announcing iPad Pro to take on Surface Pro, Apple also announced Smart Cover (Touch Cover clone) and Apple Pencil (Surface Pen). Apple Smart Cover will attach to iPad Pro using Magnets. And Apple Pencil will support pressure sensitivity just like Surface Pen.
  • How Apple and Google are Killing Microsoft

    01/06/2015 8:51:33 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 152 replies
    T-GAAP ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | by: Mark Reschke
    The long reigning king of the desktop OS is in trouble. Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, is rapidly steering the company into the back office and service spaces, while their nascent mobile and desktop platforms are crumbling around them. Microsoft is putting on a brave face continuing to heavily advertise the 2-in-1 Surface debacle, but Nadella is only buying time, as he must surely know that Apple and Google is the two-headed beast that Microsoft can not stop. In less than a decade, Microsoft will be associated with IBM or Oracle, not Apple or Google. Apple’s iOS is poised for...
  • Microsoft announces 12-inch Surface Pro 3, 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

    05/20/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    PC World ^ | 05/20/2014 | Brad Chacos
    It turns out that support page name-checking the Surface Pro 3 wasn't a typo after all. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the all-new Surface Pro 3, but this version is more than a mere spec boost over the Surface Pro 2: It's a whole new entry in the Surface lineup, and one designed "to replace your laptop." The Surface Pro 3 blends full Core i7 power—Surface head Panos Panay calls it "the thinnest Core product ever created," designed in close conjunction with Intel—with true tablet sleekness, sheer screen size aside. The Surface Pro 3 measures in at a mere 0.35-inch thick...
  • Microsoft second-quarter results exceed expectations; Xbox One, Surface sales strong; Revenue up 14%

    01/29/2014 7:09:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 01/27/2014 | BY RYAN NAKASHIMA
    Microsoft Corp. reported revenue and earnings for its fiscal second quarter that topped Wall Street expectations, as the company sold 3.9 million Xbox One consoles to retailers and doubled revenue from its line of Surface tablets from a quarter earlier. Net income in the quarter through December climbed to $6.56 billion US, or 78 cents per share, from $6.38 billion, or 76 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue rose 14 per cent to $24.52 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of 68 cents per share on revenue of $23.67 billion. Departing CEO Steve Ballmer, who announced he’d step...
  • Apple and Samsung's New Devices Could Destroy the Demand for Windows 8 Tablets

    01/08/2014 12:35:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 01/08/2014 | By Sam Mattera
    Despite receiving support from nearly all of its hardware partners, Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) Windows 8 has yet to catch on as a tablet operating system. Last July, Microsoft took a $900 million writedown on its Surface tablet. Though sales have improved, Windows tablets remain largely in the minority -- IDC's most recent data shows Microsoft's operating system with just 3.4% of the global tablet market.But even that modest success could soon unravel. Both Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) and Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF  ) appear poised to aggressively target the enterprise tablet market in 2014, perhaps the only market where Windows tablets have an...
  • New waterproof surface is 'driest ever'

    11/21/2013 2:43:37 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | 21 November 2013 | James Morgan
    US engineers have created the "most waterproof material ever" - inspired by nasturtium leaves and butterfly wings. The new "super-hydrophobic" surface could keep clothes dry and stop aircraft engines icing over, they say. The lotus leaf was thought to be the gold standard for staying dry in nature, but now a team from MIT in Boston say they have surpassed it. By adding tiny ridges to a silicon surface, they made water bounce off it 40% faster than the previous "limit".
  • Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 2 tablet, Windows 8.1 and 'faster than 95 per cent of laptops'

    09/23/2013 8:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pocket Lint ^ | 09/23/2013 | By Rik Henderson
    Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro 2 as part of its New York tablet-centric press event. According to the company, it is "faster than 95 per cent of laptops on the market today". Microsoft claims that it's actually a full PC in a tablet's body and the screen is 50 per cent more accurate in colour reproduction than the last model so can be used by design professionals more effectively. The company claims that it performs 20 per cent faster, with a 50 per cent hike in graphical ability. When coupled with a new Power Cover, the whole device gets...
  • Windows 8 tablet sales: not terrible so far

    04/25/2013 1:19:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PC WORLD ^ | 04/25/2013 | Jared Newman
    Although Microsoft is staying mum about Windows 8 tablet sales, research firm Strategy Analytics has some slightly encouraging news. In the first quarter of 2013, Windows 8 and RT devices accounted for 7.5 percent of the tablet market, with 3 million units shipped. That’s up from 0 percent a year earlier, before Windows-based tablets were feasible. Granted, 7.5 percent of the market isn’t a huge number. In a statement to CNet, Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Shah referred to the Windows tablet market as a “niche,” set back by “limited distribution, a shortage of top tier apps, and confusion in the...
  • Windows 8 sales fall short of Microsoft's internal projections

    11/19/2012 4:39:36 PM PST · by tje · 72 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | Monday, November 19, 2012, 04:26 pm | Slash Lane
    Initial sales of the Windows 8 operating system are said to be "well below" Microsoft's internal projections. Citing a "trusted" source, Paul Thurott of Supersite for Windows said Windows 8 is off to a weak start, but Microsoft doesn't believe sales have been affected by the software itself. Instead, the thinking in Redmond, Wash., is said to be that PC makers have offered "lackluster" designs, along with limited availability. That disappointment with Microsoft's PC partners is said to have further reaffirmed the company's strategy with the new Surface tablet, which is the first computer designed and manufactured by the company...
  • Why Microsoft's Surface Tablet is my new favorite device

    10/31/2012 1:33:52 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 32 replies
    Tgdaily ^ | October 31, 2012 | Rob Enderle
    I’ve been playing around with Microsoft's Surface tablet for several days now and suddenly realized that I’m using it very differently than any other tablet or laptop I’ve ever owned. It seemed to come to me naturally, but this little device has really improved the quality of my life. Personally, I think Surface represents more than just a new product and should be pereceived as the beginning of a new way of blending work and play. Then again, it may not come as naturally to many of you and I think that aspect of Surface deserves some further discussion. Working...
  • Microsoft Surface Tablet already backordered in US, sells out in UK

    10/24/2012 1:15:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/24/2012 | Matthew Shaer
    Ordered a Microsoft Surface tablet? You may not see it for several weeks. Although Microsoft is expected to officially start selling its Windows 8-powered tablet later this week, demand for the device has reportedly been high in the US, and delivery of many pre-ordered Surfaces has been pushed back for several weeks. Meanwhile, according to ZDNet, in England, the 32GB Surface, which retails for Ł399 has sold out completely. (Other models appear to still be available.) In a statement obtained by CNET, Microsoft said that consumers unable to order a Surface online could go to a brick-and-mortar Microsoft outlet, where...
  • Microsoft Surface RT entirely sold out in the United States

    10/22/2012 8:25:23 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2012 | R. CHASE RAZABDOUSKI
    While the base-level 32GB version of the Surface RT tablet from Microsoft sold out online in less than 24 hours after launch last week, as of yesterday all versions of the tablet have been moved into sold-out status. The backorder for the 32GB version without an included keyboard is now up to three weeks, while the 32GB version with keyboard and the 64GB model (which also includes a keyboard) are now on up to a two-week back order according to shipping estimates on Microsoft is planning to build between three and five million Surface tablets this quarter, on par...
  • Microsoft Stores issuing Surface Tablet launch day reservations

    10/19/2012 7:21:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Slash Gear ^ | 10/19/2012 | Chris Davies
    Microsoft Stores are reportedly taking reservations for the company's Surface tablet, promising to hold stock for eager early-adopters hoping to pick up one of the Windows RT slates on Friday next week. The voucher, apparently being handed out at Microsoft Stores and pop-up stores according to WPCentral, is only valid on October 26 and doesn't appear to specify which Surface it can be exchanged for.That would apparently mean that even those with reservation passes may need to get to their local store early if they want to be confident of snagging the Surface bundle of their choice. Microsoft will be...
  • Microsoft runs out of $499 Surface RT Tablets for pre-orders (Delivery time slips to 3 weeks)

    10/17/2012 10:45:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Computer World ^ | 10/17/2012 | By Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft has exhausted its initial supply of the lowest-priced Surface RT tablet, which now is backordered by three weeks. On Wednesday, the company's pre-order website noted, "Order now for shipment within 3 weeks" for the $499 32GB tablet. That model lacks a cover-cum-keyboard. Microsoft yesterday kicked off pre-orders for the Surface RT, its first entry into tablet design and manufacturing. The Surface RT comes in three configurations: a 32GB model at $499, a 32GB device with a Touch Cover for $599, and a 64GB model with that same cover at $699. Touch Covers are also available separately for $119.99, and...
  • Microsoft Disappoints With Surface Tablet Price And Misses Bigger Opportunity

    10/16/2012 3:03:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Silicon Beat ^ | 10/16/2012 | CHRIS O'BRIEN
    A few weeks ago, I urged Microsoft to shake up the tablet market by selling Surface at a radically low price: $150 or less. Crazy? Perhaps. But I wasn’t alone. Vivek Wadhwa made a similar argument here.So it was disappointing today to see the company announce the starting price of $499. Sure, it puts it in range with Apple’s iPad. But it feels timid. It feels like a price that says: What’s the lowest we can go to match Apple? Microsoft seems to be betting that it will win on features when consumers compare the iPad to the Surface...
  • Microsoft tablet partners announced amid rumors of $199 Surface

    08/15/2012 8:36:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/15/2012 | By Hayley Tsukayama
    <p>As we get closer to the launch of Microsoft’s new version of Windows, a clearer picture is emerging about what the tablet landscape will look like at launch.</p> <p>We already know about the flagship Windows tablet, of course: Microsoft’s own Surface, which Engadget recently reported may have a price tag of $199. That would put the company in a very good position to sell against Google’s Nexus 7, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and, most importantly, Apple’s iPad.</p>
  • Australian CIOs sold on Microsoft's Surface tablet

    07/09/2012 7:06:08 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 13 replies
    ZDNET ^ | July 8, 2012 | Suzanne Tindal
    Australian chief information officers (CIOs) have been impressed with Microsoft's answer to the iPad — the Microsoft Surface — which was announced last month. Two tablet variants have been announced; one running Windows RT on an Nvidia ARM processor, and the other running Windows 8 Pro on an Intel Core i5 system. Both devices have a 10.6-inch display employing Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Because Microsoft is so late to the market with its tablet — the iPad was launched in 2010 — it has been stated that the Surface's only chance of success is in the business market, which will...
  • Steve Wozniak: Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Like Something Steve Jobs Would've Built

    07/09/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/2012 | Steve Kovach
    Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak recently spoke at the Entel Summit in Chile where he was asked about everything from the Megaupload scandal to Microsoft's new Surface Tablet. Wozniak is known for trying non-Apple products, and he's not shy about criticizing the company he helped start. Wozniak's assessment of the Surface tablet? He says it's as if Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft to develop a beautiful device. Skip to 2:30 to hear Woz's thoughts on Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone, and Google Glass. We found this video on iDB: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • Microsoft's Surface Tablet Compatible with Xbox 360 Controllers

    06/28/2012 9:31:50 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 1 replies
    Gametrailers ^ | June 20, 2012 | Danny Gallagher
    An indie developer working on a new version of its signature title for Microsoft's new tablet said its compatibility with the Xbox 360 controllers presents some interesting advantages for the player and new challenges for designers. Creative director Jake Kazdal and the rest of the crew at 17-Bit (formerly Haunted Temple Games) are prepping their turn-based strategy title Skulls of the Shogun for the Microsoft Surface, according to a blog post on Wired's GameLife. Kazdal said players can control their game with the touchscreen display, a mouse and even an Xbox 360 controller, thanks to the USB port provided by...
  • Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features

    06/25/2012 8:17:09 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 116 replies
    informationweek ^ | 06/22/2012 | Jeff Bertolucci
    -------snip------- Built-In Kickstand: Microsoft believes a stand should be an integral part of a tablet's design. (Take that, iPad!) The Surface's built-in kickstand is made of the same sturdy VaporMg material--more on this later--that encases the slate. "The hinge design is like that of the finest luxury car," said Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky, sounding a bit like a car salesman. The stand does look ideal for landscape-mode viewing. But how well will it work in portrait mode? Skinny Genes: You've gotta be thin to compete with the iPad. The Surface for Windows RT is 9.3 millimeters thick--or "thin," as the marketing...
  • Microsoft Surface: the first serious iPad competitor? (Targeting the corporate tablet market)

    06/23/2012 9:11:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 06/22/2012 | Husna Haq
    Watch out, Apple. Microsoft’s mystery announcement is out of the bag and it’s giving the iPad a run for its money. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled Microsoft Surface, a new tablet that heads a “whole new family of Microsoft computing devices,” Ballmer announced at the mystery event at the Milk Studios in Hollywood, Calif., Monday afternoon. From what we’ve seen and heard, the Surface tablet is perhaps the first serious competitor to Apple’s iPad tablet. What’s more, it’s got the capability of a PC – as good for creating content as it is for consuming, according to Ballmer’s highly anticipated...
  • Want to try the Surface Tablet? Find a Microsoft store, if you can

    06/23/2012 9:03:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNET ^ | 06/22/2012 | by Brooke Crothers
    Microsoft Store in Century City, Calif. Finding a local Microsoft Store will be a challenge for hands-on consumers looking to try out the Surface tablet. (Credit: Brooke Crothers)After all of the hoopla this week, you would think the Surface tablet was the end of the PC industry as we know it. Not so fast, say analysts. What we know so far is that Surface will be sold through Microsoft Stores only in the U.S. -- the online store and brick-and-mortar outlets. Ever been to a Microsoft Store? Didn't think so. There just aren't that many. I count about 20. Compare...
  • 3 reasons Microsoft's Surface is no joke

    06/23/2012 7:18:05 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 274 replies
    Fortune ^ | June 22, 2012 | Don Sears
    Many have scoffed at the idea that Redmond's tablet will succeed. But there are three crucial reasons to take the effort seriously. By Don Sears FORTUNE -- Do not underestimate Microsoft's Surface tablet move. Its gambit to design and build its own hardware is a bold play to develop a thriving ecosystem of new products. It is centered on Microsoft's dominant property: the operating system. Monday's flashy Surface launch may have felt like an Apple event with its bright, pastel-colored keyboard, slick introductory videos and breathless hyping from little-known engineers. But, in fact, Microsoft's play is anything but Apple-like. The...
  • Microsoft Surface Could Totally Change the Tablet and PC Markets

    06/22/2012 6:08:58 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 80 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Jun 21, 2012 | Tony Bradley
    The Surface tablet unveiled by Microsoft at its mysterious event in Los Angeles this week looked very impressive. It obviously faces very stiff competition from the Apple iPad—which dominates the tablet market. But, there’s a very good chance that businesses will flock to the Surface (or other Windows 8 tablets) if Microsoft delivers something close to what it presented to the media. I am a huge fan of the iPad, so I don’t make that claim lightly. I have owned all three iterations of the iPad thus far, and I’m not prepared to abandon the New iPad any time soon....
  • Microsoft Surface Tablet Has Potential to be Embraced by Physicians

    06/21/2012 8:57:39 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 33 replies
    MedPageToday ^ | June 20, 2012 | Iltifat Husain
    It should not be a surprise that physcians are not fans of Microsoft products -- namely Windows and Internet Explorer. Much of this hatred is due to hospital enterprise solutions still using outdated versions of Internet Explorer. Ask a physician friend to fill you in if you need a better idea. On a personal note, I had been dreading the forthcoming Microsoft tablet because I know Microsoft products make hospital health IT departments salivate. We commented last year how many hospital IT departments cite physicians using the iPad at work as their biggest headache. I knew as soon as Microsoft...
  • With Surface Tablet, Microsoft Stands Alone

    06/19/2012 8:02:28 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 146 replies
    Mashable ^ | June 19, 2012 | Lance Ulanoff
    With its new Surface Tablet, Microsoft didn’t just break the mold. It smashed it into a million little pieces, chucked them all into the furnace and set the temperature to obliterate. There really is no precedent for what Microsoft did this week. What was once recognizable is gone. The expected is no more. There are no rules, only supply and the possibility of demand. Microsoft finally built the tablet it wants to use for its platform: an ultra-thin, superlight, kick-stand-sporting, brainiac-cover wearing, touch screen wonder that elicited dozens of “I wants” in Mashable’s live blog chatter. Surface is still wrapped...
  • Iran test fires new missile

    08/20/2010 2:30:37 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 6 replies
    PressTV ^ | August 20th 2010 | MT/GHN/MMA
    Iran's new surface to surface missile, Qiam 1 (Rising), has been successfully test fired, the country's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi says. "Being a new class of Iranian missiles, Qiam 1 has been equipped with new technical specifications and exceptional tactical powers," the general said during this week's Friday prayers in Tehran. "Qiam 1 is part of the new generation of the Islamic Republic's surface to surface missiles with liquid fuel and completely designed and built domestically," General Vahidi noted. He explained that the missile is equipped with a smart navigation system, which decreases the possibility of it being targeted by...
  • Lebanese army launches surface-to-air missles at Israeli jets

    05/26/2010 8:31:10 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 182 replies · 5,547+ views
    BEIRUT, May 26 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese army announced on Wednesday that it launched surface-to-air missiles at Israeli fighter jets that had violated the Lebanese airspace. A statement issued by the army directorate said that the two Israeli jets penetrated Lebanese airspace over the town of Kfar Kila in the south, heading to Shaka town.
  • Microsoft Unveils New Surface Computer

    05/29/2007 10:24:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 520+ views
    Excerpt - Microsoft Corp. has taken the wraps off "Surface," a coffee-table shaped computer that responds to touch and to special bar codes attached to everyday objects. The machines, which Microsoft planned to debut Wednesday at a technology conference in Carlsbad, Calif., are set to arrive in November in T-Mobile USA stores and properties owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Surface is essentially a Windows Vista PC tucked inside a shiny black table base, topped with a 30-inch touchscreen in a clear acrylic frame. Five cameras that can sense nearby objects are mounted beneath...
  • Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures: Natural variations or Global warming?

    09/12/2006 9:18:48 AM PDT · by cogitator · 271+ views
    RealClimate ^ | 09/11/2006
    Only an excerpt, because the full article is heavily linked, and posting just the text here doesn't present it accurately. "An alternative approach to the problem is a formal 'detection and attribution' analysis which seeks to establish the role of a potentially forced signal in the midst of climate 'noise'. This is where the new Santer et al paper comes in. Here, the authors examine the model simulations for the 20th Century that were coordinated for the IPCC AR4 and which now form a very valuable database that can be used in addressing issues such as those which concern us...
  • Surface Strike Group Makes “Surge” Deployment

    04/18/2006 4:39:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 559+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Joshua Glassburn
    NORFOLK (NNS) -- More than 700 Sailors on two surface ships “surged” April 18 as part of the Global War on Terrorism Surface Strike Group (GWOT SSG) 06-2 from their homeports in Norfolk, Va. and Mayport, Fla. The amphibious transport dock USS Trenton (LPD 14), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk and the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) homeported at Naval Station Mayport deployed. The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) homeported at Naval Station Norfolk will depart at a later date to join the group. As a surface strike group, Trenton, Hue City, and James E....
  • Iran secretly tests new surface-to-surface missile

    02/03/2006 6:05:51 PM PST · by humint · 14 replies · 555+ views
    Iran Mania ^ | Saturday, February 04, 2006 | Iran Mania
    LONDON, February 4 (IranMania) - Iran secretly tested a new surface-to-surface missile (SSM) on January 17, seeking to establish the measurements needed for long-range missiles, the German daily Die Welt reported in its issue to appear on Saturday. The test, conducted by members of the Revolutionary Guard led by Yahya Rahim Safavi, was successful, according to Western diplomats cited by the newspaper, which did not indicate the location where the test took place, said AFP. Archived Picture - Iran secretly tested a new surface-to-surface missile (SSM) on January 17, seeking to establish the measurements needed for long-range missiles, the German...
  • Surface Strike Group Returns to Norfolk

    11/16/2005 4:11:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Maja A. Dyson
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 1,000 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Mahan (DDG 72) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57), and the frigate USS Hawes (FFG 53), returned to their homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 15 from supporting the global war on terrorism. Cmdr. Stephen Evans, commanding officer of Mitscher, had many things to say about the ship’s successful time and accomplishments at sea. “This was a fantastic deployment,” he said. “We deployed to the Mediterranean as part of the standing NATO Maritime Forces Group 2, where we operated daily with our NATO allies. We worked on our...
  • Cereal Science: Why Floating Objects Stick Together

    09/23/2005 11:34:39 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 41 replies · 1,804+ views
    Live Science ^ | 21 September 2005 | Ker Than
    You may or may not have pondered why your breakfast cereal tends to clump together or cling to the sides of a bowl of milk. Now there is an easy explanation. Dubbed the Cheerio Effect by scientists, this clumping phenomenon applies to anything that floats, including fizzy soda bubbles and hair particles in water after a morning shave. The effect has been known for some time, but an explanation for non-scientists has been lacking. Dominic Vella, a graduate student now at Cambridge University and L. Mahadevan, a mathematician from Harvard University, decided to change that. In a study that appears...
  • NASA Rover Finds Meteorite on Mars Surface

    01/18/2005 6:25:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,310+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/18/05 | John Antczak - AP
    LOS ANGELES - In a stroke of luck, the NASA (news - web sites) rover Opportunity has discovered a basketball-size metal meteorite sitting on the surface of Mars, the mission's main scientist said Tuesday. Opportunity came upon the meteorite last week while it was taking a look at a spacecraft shell that was jettisoned before landing after protecting the rover during its plunge through the martian atmosphere. Tests performed during the weekend confirm it is a nickel-iron meteorite, said Steve Squyres, a Cornell University scientist who is the principal investigator for NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers mission. "I didn't see this...
  • New Video from the Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI)

    12/10/2004 10:35:45 AM PST · by anonpenetfi · 25 replies · 18,948+ views ^ | 12/10/04 | (12/10/04): The Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI)--which has openly worked in conjunction with the Ansar al-Sunnah Army and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Al-Qaida faction in Iraq--has released a new full-length propaganda video featuring footage of IAI guerilla training courses, the fabrication and use of improvised explosive devices as roadside bombs, and even several failed attempts to shoot down U.S. military cargo aircraft with mobile, shoulder-launched Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) launchers. The missiles used appear to be SA-7 Strellas.
  • Cassini photos thrill, mystify scientists(About Titan!)

    07/05/2004 3:35:27 AM PDT · by God bless America-5 · 18 replies · 1,608+ views
    Spaceflightnow ^ | July 3, 2004 | WILLIAM HARWOOD
    Cassini photos thrill, mystify scientists BY WILLIAM HARWOOD Posted: July 3, 2004 New pictures of Saturn's enigmatic moon Titan, taken by cameras aboard the Cassini probe that are capable of penetrating the thick smog-like haze that blankets the frigid world, show strange looking surface features and a deck of methane clouds the size of Arizona. But so far, the instruments have not detected reflections from the surfaces of lakes or small seas of liquid hydrocarbons many scientists believe must form in the ultra-cold environment. Piercing the ubiquitous layer of smog enshrouding Titan, this combination of images from the Cassini visual...
  • USA's Built-Up Surfaces Equal Ohio In Area

    06/16/2004 3:36:08 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 291+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-15-2004 | AGU
    Source: American Geophysical Union Date: 2004-06-15 USA's Built-up Surfaces Equal Ohio In Area WASHINGTON - If all the highways, streets, buildings, parking lots and other solid structures in the 48 contiguous United States were pieced together like a giant jigsaw puzzle, they would almost cover the state of Ohio. That is the result of a study by Christopher Elvidge of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Geophysical Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, who along with colleagues from several universities and agencies produced the first national map and inventory of impervious surface areas (ISA) in the United States. As calculated...
  • Spirit Has 'Brief Outing' On Martian Surface

    01/15/2004 7:30:47 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 205+ views
    IOL ^ | 1-15-2004 | Steve Gorman
    Spirit has 'brief outing' on Martian surface January 15 2004 at 12:39PM By Reuters By Steve Gorman Pasadena - Nasa scientists sent the robotic rover Spirit out for its first spin on Martian soil on Thursday, commanding the six-wheeled vehicle to roll off its landing platform 12 days after it arrived on the Red Planet. Radio signals instructing Spirit to make its initial excursion were beamed to Mars at 8.30am and confirmation that the rover had ventured onto the planet's surface came with a return transmission about an hour and 40 minutes afterward. Moments later, mission controllers received the first...
  • Rover Ready To Roll Onto Martian Surface (Spirit)

    01/11/2004 7:34:23 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 232+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-11-2004 | Andrew Bridges
    Rover Ready to Roll Onto Martian Surface By ANDREW BRIDGES, AP Science Writer PASADENA, Calif. - NASA 's Spirit rover has fully unfolded itself and stretched up to its full 4-foot, 11-inch height, making it ready to drive off the lander that delivered it to Mars, the space agency said. The rover could reach the martian surface as early as Wednesday morning. "It now stands at full height and all six wheels are in their final position," mission manager Jennifer Trosper said during a news conference at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Saturday. The unfolding was one of the most...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 8-15-03

    08/15/2003 12:42:47 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 245+ views
    NASA ^ | 8-15-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 August 15 Sedimentary Mars Credit: Malin Space Science Systems, MGS, JPL, NASA Explanation: High-resolution imaging of an area in the Schiaparelli Basin of Mars on June 3 by the MGS Mars Orbiter camera produced this stunning example of layered formations within an old impact crater. On planet Earth, such structures would be seen in sedimentary rock -- material deposited at the bottom of ancient lakes or oceans...
  • Skimming the Surface. Morons vote too you know?

    07/03/2003 12:29:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 15 replies · 186+ views
    Most people will tell you what they think on any given issue. They certainly believe their opinions matter just as much as anybody else. If you decide to go talking like you've been working in government for 20 years then you better know what you are talking about. Too many Americans are skimming the surface and then letting their own bias tilt them in the way that their biases percieve what theu think is reality. Weeks before the war in Iraq started I had a conversation with a man who is 27 years old. Thats 6 years older than me...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-24-03

    06/24/2003 3:33:25 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 230+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-24-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 June 24 The Sun's Surface in 3D Credit: G. Scharmer (ISP, RSAS) et al., Lockheed-Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab. Explanation: How smooth is the Sun? The new Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope, deployed in the Canary Islands only last year, allows imaging of objects less than 100-km across on the Sun's surface. When pointed toward the Sun's edge, surface objects now begin to block each other, indicating true...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-29-03

    03/28/2003 9:58:32 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 389+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-29-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the DayDiscover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 29 The Shadow of Phobos Credit: Malin Space Science Systems, MGS, JPL, NASA Explanation: Hurtling through space above the Red Planet, potato-shaped Phobos completes an orbit of Mars in less than eight hours. In fact, since its orbital period is shorter than the planet's rotation period, Mars-based observers see Phobos rise in the west and set in the east - traveling from horizon to horizon in about...
  • Noam Chomsky: Fake Linguist

    03/15/2003 4:29:32 AM PST · by ultimate_robber_baron · 165 replies · 8,530+ views
    Pariah Against A Prophet By Marc Miyake, Amritas.Com Many conservatives regard Chomsky as a linguist who falters out of his field. Unfortunately, they are giving Chomsky too much credit. Chomsky's linguistics are as warped as his politics. As someone with a PhD in linguistics, I think I am qualified to judge his professional credentials. Prior to Chomsky, linguists engaged in a lot of data collection to understand the diversity of human language. I'm vehemently anti-PC, but in this case, I think the word 'diversity' is justified. There's a lot out there, and someone's got to catalog it. However, Chomsky...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-12-03

    03/12/2003 3:32:31 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 342+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-12-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 12 Lunar Farside from Apollo 11 Credit: Apollo 11 Crew, NASA Explanation: The far side of the Moon is rough and filled with craters. By comparison, the near side of the Moon, the side we always see, is relatively smooth. Since the Moon is rotation locked to always point the same side toward Earth, humanity has only glimpsed the lunar farside recently -- last century. The...