Hubble Resumes Operations, Sends Back Picture of Lost Starfox 64 Level

The Hubble Telescope, which was quite nearly lost this month to a combination of old age » 10/31/08 10:20am 10/31/08 10:20am and a , has resumed "regular science operations" today, and sent back spectacular picture of a pair of galaxies engaging in some kind of celestial slow dance. The mission to replace the Science Instrument Command and Data…

Hubble's 486 Backup Computer Wakes Up For the First Time Since 1990

Prospects were starting to look pretty grim for the venerable Hubble telescope. Following a communications breakdown » 10/16/08 5:51am 10/16/08 5:51am, the Hubble team postponed their scheduled repair mission from October 14th until , at the earliest. Until then, the Hubble's usable data transmission abilities were dependent on one thing: the…

Intel Chips 1971 to 2007, Plus a Timeline of the Transistor's 60 Years

As promised, here are stats for 20 different Intel chips from the past 35 years, most of which I included briefly in the Moore's Law video I made earlier, along with bonus factual tidbits I came across while looking over some Intel stuff today. Here you can enjoy it at your own pace (and without the music that some of… » 12/10/07 7:00pm 12/10/07 7:00pm