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Space

Submission + - Large Binocular Telescope: First Images (www.cbc.ca)

jetpack writes: The world's most powerful optical telescope is now operating at full power, releasing its first images of a spiral galaxy some 100 million light years away.

The $120 million US Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), located 3,200 metres above sea level atop southeastern Arizona's Mount Graham, uses two massive 8.4-metre-diameter mirrors side by side to produce a resolution equivalent to a 22.8-metre telescope.

That gives the telescope the ability to see into the heavens with 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope, according to LBT Corp., a collaboration of U.S., Italian and German universities and research institutes.

Books

Submission + - GUI Design Book Recommendations? 8

jetpack writes: I've always hated writing user interfaces, and graphical user interfaces in particular. However, I suspect that is largely because I have no clue how to write a *good* one. By this, I don't mean the technical aspects, like using the APIs and so on. I mean what are the issues in designing an interface that is clean, easy to understand and easy to use? What are things to be considered? What are things to be avoided? What are good over-all philosophies of UI design?

To this end, I'd like to pick up a book or two (or three) and get my learn on. I'd appreciate some book suggestions from the UI experts in the Slashdot crowd.
Cellphones

Submission + - 3 Macau Launches Mobile Internet Service with Nova (newswire.ca)

jetpack writes: "From the Newswire article: Novarra, the leading provider of next-generation mobile internet platforms and services, today announces that Hutchison Telephone (Macau) Company Limited ("3 Macau") has launched its innovative high speed mobile internet service, 3Xplorer, powered by Novarra's Vision(TM) platform. Leveraging its 'Turbo 3G' 3.6Mbps network, the 3Xplorer service enables 3 Macau's customers to access the breadth of rich internet content anytime, anywhere. The Vision platform enabled 3 Macau to launch a high quality PC-like internet experience with superb speed and mobile usability. The launch follows Novarra's successful deployments over the last 18 months by other 3 Group operations demonstrating mobile internet service has strong consumer uptake with increased data usage."
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Submission + - Let Your Toilet Become Interactive (piss-screen.de)

jetpack writes: "From the description:

"So how to capture the attention of any potential drunk drivers? Well, where do most people go when they're drunk? (Apart from the bar, that is. Or maybe a kebab.) They go to the toilet. As such, we thought the urinal would be the perfect medium to reach our target audience in a fresh, surprising way.""

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