Google’s search engine for the universe

May 10, 2007

Within a decade, a dream team of astronomers and computer geeks vows to bring a world-class observatory to every desktop, giving anyone with a PC access to remote galaxies and exploding supernovae. The pledge is the result of a partnership announced last winter between a network of 19 national research institutions and engineers from the search-engine giant Google. Their collective objective is to develop potent software to process the estimated 30 terabytes of astronomy imagery (think 12 billion five-megapixel photos) that will stream nightly from the newly built Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or LSST, slated to go online in 2013.

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10 Emerging Technologies 2007

May 2, 2007

This year, as every year, we present the 10 technologies we find most exciting and most likely to alter industries, fields of research, and even the way that we live.

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