Archive for June, 2009

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Launched on June 19th, at 17:32 local time (22:32 Italian time), from Cape Canaveral Atlas Centaur rocket with two probes directed towards the Moon. The first probe, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully entered lunar orbit at 6:27 on June 23 after nearly five days of travel. The Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter (LRO) [...]

Tunguska was a comet?

On June 30, 1908 near the Tunguska river in Siberia Podkamennaja there was a huge explosion that destroyed millions of trees over an area of 2150 square kilometers. The explosion was so strong that it was heard up to 1000 km away. The causes of the explosion has never been clear, the affected area was completely uninhabited. [...]

GDP per capita, Italy in thirteenth place in Europe

Italy is in thirteenth place in Europe in per capita GDP, as is clear from the preliminary estimates for 2008, the European statistical office Eurostat. In drawing up the rankings is regarded as the GDP per capita in purchasing power standards (Purchasing Power Standards). Considering the EU GDP per capita equal to 100 [...]

An ocean on a moon of Saturn?

The satellite Enceladus of Saturn (the sixth satellite of Saturn in size) could be a salty ocean beneath the icy crust. It is the hypothesis advanced by some scientists on the British science journal Nature, but in this case not all scientists agree. The probe

Italia.it will return in July

Sometimes they come back. This is the case of the portal Italia.it first opened, then closed after it had cost tens of millions of euro now and then reopened. Italia.it light that will review the announced yesterday the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi "Even at the G8 in L'Aquila we have prepared an exhibition space for the [...]

China blocks Google

Wednesday evening (June 24) for several hours and was unable to connect to google.com from China, google.cn and some Google services like GMail. Already last week the Chinese regime had ordered Google to "suspend the research on the foreign network" on google.cn. The official reason for the order was that Google did not clash [...]

Humanity can survive only with the wind

According to a U.S. study humanity could produce the energy it takes to survive using only wind power plants. Not only that, it would be sufficient to achieve an appropriate facility on U.S. soil to be able to produce enough energy for the entire planet. In particular, it would be sufficient to create a network of 2.5-megawatt turbines that operate at only 20% of [...]

Tax burden, Italy fifth in Europe

According to a report presented recently by Eurostat, Italy is the fifth largest in Europe for the tax burden. The tax burden in Italy reached 43.7% of GDP against an average of the 27 EU countries and an average of 39.8% of the 16 countries of the euro by 40.4%. The tax burden in Italy [...]

Sold 1 million iPhone 3Gs

In a statement Apple announced that it has sold over 1 million iPhone 3Gs in three days since launch. In addition, six million customers have downloaded the new iPhone 3.0 software in the first five days after his release. "Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "With [...]

The crash probe Kaguya to the Moon

The Japanese probe Kaguya was launched in September 2007 to the Moon on 11 June and completed its mission at the end of which was crashed into the lunar surface. Below the video, released by the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA), which was created according to the data [...]

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