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4-Billion-Pixel Panorama View From Curiosity Rover 101

SternisheFan points out that there is a great new panorama made from shots from the Curiosity Rover. "Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover is currently exploring, with this 4-billion-pixel panorama stitched together from 295 images. ...The entire image stretches 90,000 by 45,000 pixels and uses pictures taken by the rover's two MastCams. The best way to enjoy it is to go into fullscreen mode and slowly soak up the scenery — from the distant high edges of the crater to the enormous and looming Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual destination."

Submission + - Inkulator app = lot of laughs (

GhigoRenzulli writes: Microsoft has launched its brand new app store and this is old news. The problem is that there seem to be no local control or verification for app names.
Apple introduced some kind of paranoid app control and sometimes this is a PITA, but it's better than no control at all.

This simple Inkulator app has become a joke in Italy (but I guess also in other latin countries with similar word spelling) because Inkulator is a synonymous for ass-fucker.

Extra fun comes from details: "This app has been built and tested for accessibility, making it easier for everyone to use."
It's amazing how everyone can assfuck you with great accessibility! And because age rating is 3+, also childrens will be involved.

How can Microsoft Italy be such a fool? Quality control anyone?

Submission + - New results indicate that particle discovered at CERN is a Higgs boson ( 1

M3.14 writes: It seems that the statistic is more and more in favor of latest big LHC discovery being the Higgs boson everyone is expecting. There are still some unanswered questions though.
From the article: At the Moriond Conference, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results that further elucidate the particle discovered last year. Having analysed two and a half times more data than was available for the discovery announcement in July, they find that the new particle is looking more and more like a Higgs boson, the particle linked to the mechanism that gives mass to elementary particles. It remains an open question, however, whether this is the Higgs boson of the Standard Model of particle physics, or possibly the lightest of several bosons predicted in some theories that go beyond the Standard Model.

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