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Science

+ - Discovery of Half A Million Asteroids in Video->

Submitted by illectro
illectro (697914) writes "This amazing video takes the last 30 years of asteroid discoveries and compresses it into just over 3 minutes, watch in fascination as astronomers discover that the solar system is a lot less empty than they originally thought. It's pretty cool to see how planetary alignment is a hugely important factor in discovering asteroids, before the arrival of digital imaging large numbers of asteroids were discovered when looking for moons around outer planets. If an asteroid is arriving from a direction close to the sun this video makes it clear that we'd have a hard time discovering it until it's passed the Earth, or worse, catastrophicly blindsides us."
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Social Networks

+ - Twitter Leads Social Networks In Downtime

Submitted by illectro
illectro (697914) writes "A study on site availability by monitoring service Pingdom shows that in 2008 Twitter greeted users with the 'Fail Whale' for more than 84 hours, almost twice as much as any other site. At the other end of the scale imeem and Xanga managed less than 4 hours of downtime for 99.95% uptime. Myspace, Facebook and Classmates.com were the only other sites studied which managed to stay up more than 99.9% of the time."
Social Networks

+ - imeem ('youtube for mp3s') Goes Legit->

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illectro
illectro writes "imeem.com has signed a deal with Universal music making it's 'youtube for mp3s' site completely street legal. This caps off an eventful year for the social site which has seen it sued by Warner Music before signing a deal with them, later followed by deals with Sony/BMG and EMI music and now Universal. This gives them legal access to all major label music and allows users of the site to freely upload and share music, with a cut of the advertising revenue going to the copyright holders."
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Music

+ - The Strokes Pay Tribute To 2001->

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illectro
illectro writes "Indie rock band 'The Strokes' have released an alternative video for 'You Only Live Once', directed by Warren Fu (from Lucasfilm) it takes a load of apocalyptic themes and wraps them in a load of CGI which pays homage to Stanley Kubrick's 2001. The video debuted on imeem.com in glorious hi-def video, by the looks of things youtube blurryvision may be on the way out as other sites compete for youtube's audience. Regardless, if you're a fan of rock music and classic sci-fi then it's a great watch."
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