Yesterday John McCarthy died. He was one of the giants of computer science and cognitive science. He invented the concept of artificial intelligence and the Lisp language.
Pieces of German satellite ROSAT fell in south-east Asia. ROSAT was build for astrophysics research and there’s suspition that the damage that caused it to be decommissioned was the result of sabotage.
Marco Simoncelli died today in a terrible accident during the Motorcycle Grand Prix of Malaysia.
New Zealand defeated France 8-7 winning rugby World Cup 2011 conquering the title again after 24 years.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope allowed scientists to study the Eta Corvi star system finding signs of a comet rain that hit a rocky planet.