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New method could pave way for large-scale quantum computing

Researchers at the US University of Princeton announced on Friday they have developed a method that could make quantum computing feasible at a scale large enough to be applied to…

Mission to edge of space cancelled due to winds

Felix Baumgartner’s mission to the edge of space was cancelled approximately 10 minutes after its scheduled launch on Tuesday. The launch was cancelled due to heavy winds. The mission countdown…

Felix Baumgartner prepares to skydive from 120,000 feet

Felix Baumgartner prepared to attempt the highest sky dive on record on Tuesday. His mission, sponsored by Red Bull, is expect to carry Baumgartner via helium balloon to an altitude…

First commercial ISS resupply mission launches

SpaceX Falcon 9 launched on Sunday at 20:35 Eastern time marking the first time cargo has been transported to the International Space Station in an unmanned, private, American-made spacecraft. The…

Apple announces iPhone 5

At its event on Wednesday, Apple launched its highly anticipated iPhone 5. This is a developing story – check back as new information becomes available Some highlights: Made entirely of…

Voyager 1 marks 35 years in space

The Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched September 5 1977, having travelled over 18 billion kilometers (over 11 billion miles) – the farthest man-made object from Earth – marks 35 years in…

MongoDB releases version 2.2 update

MongoDB releases version 2.2 update

MongoDB, a popular distributed database, announced the release of its version 2.2 update on Wednesday. “MongoDB version 2.20 includes a variety of feature enhancements and performance improvements,” said a statement…

Curiosity rover photos surprise scientists

NASA’s Curiosity rover, currently Mars on day 22 of a two year mission, sent back photos of the landscape surrounding its landing site that revealed geological features that scientists have…

Neil Armstrong, first man on the Moon, dead at 82

Neil Armstrong died on Saturday, aged 82, as a result of complications after heart surgery, earlier this month, to relieve blocked coronary arteries. Armstrong’s family in a statement released on…

Curiosity completes first successful drive

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity completed its first drive on Thursday, 16 days after landing on Mars. Scientists announced they have named the Curiosity’s landing site for the late author Ray…