lunes, 15 de septiembre de 2014

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Caroline Graham takes a spin in Google's new car - called Firefly or the ¿bubble¿ or ¿bobble¿ car or ¿koala¿ because of its distinctive grey-and-white livery or Bert after the Sesame Street character 

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Connected: Texas-based internet cartographer and computer scientist John Matherly has used software to ¿ping¿ global web devices to build a map (pictured) demonstrating the technology¿s global reach 


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Sports cars may not have the best reputation for being environmentally-friendly.But this sleek machine has been designed to reach an impressive 217.5 mph (350 km/h) ¿ using nothing but saltwater 

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Nasa's Curiosity rover has finally reached the target of its mission, with a 'shortcut' taking it to Mount Sharp quicker than was intended. This image shows the old and new routes of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover and is composed of color strips taken by Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) 

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Several different surface regions are shown in this map, which is oriented with the comet's 'body' in the foreground and the 'head' in the background. The map is expected to help researchers pick a suitable place to drop a lander in November - the first time a landing on a comet has ever been attempted 

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Jagged cliffs and prominent boulders are visible in this image taken by on 5 September 2014 from a distance of 39 miles (62km) from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The left part of the image shows a side view of the comet's 'body', while the right is the back of its 'head'. One pixel corresponds to 3.6ft (1.1 metres) 
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An artist's impression of the Rosetta orbiter at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Instead of imaging a bright, ice-covered comet, the probe¿s instruments have detected that 67P is in fact darker than charcoal 
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Giant solar flare 


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