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Raspberry Pi on its way !

I just ordered a new piece of hardware for my collection: the Raspberry Pi. An ultra small, ultra low-cost computer designed by the Raspberry Foundation. It has a 700 MHz processor based on the ARM 11 architecture, a four-core graphics processor, and a fully functional Linux distribution (based on Debian) loaded from an SD card.…

Today on the Year Axis

Where Is Today ?

No, no, no, I did not use ‘where’ and ‘today’ in the same three-word sentence by mistake. You will get it soon enough. Eventually. It’s been ages since the last Eon. But do you have any idea where you are on the time axis ? Even if you have a rough idea, what time axis…

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Getting a white screen on Spotify for android ?

Latest big update from May 2013 of the famous Spotify app, the on-line music library, on the Android phone was a complete disaster. App not able to launch, white screen… It seems the version 0.6.0.17 was not ready to go on the market. But why being so careless ? Quite a mistake that has been shaking the Premium members community and its 6…

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Tara the Polar Schooner

The Tara Expeditions project has been going on since 2003 and is about to set sail for the Arctic Ocean. For its ninth expedition, Tara will sail the 25000km of the Arctic Ocean circumference during a 6 months trip through the North-East and North-West Passages, starting May 2013. The Science behind it This expedition completes the previous…

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The Earth’s core temperature reevaluated

Scientists from the ESRF, the CEA and the CNRS have reassessed the temperature of the Earth’s core near the solid iron core. Using the ESRF’s X-Ray beamer - the brightest in the world – the scientists could measure the fusion temperature of iron particles at different pressures and extrapolate  the fusion temperature to the maximum estimated core…