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- A successful launch for the new version of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
- Apple acquires Topsy for more than $200 million
- Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear
- A success for the launch of the Chinese Chang’e 3 mission with the Jade Rabbit rover to the Moon
- The Indian spacecraft Mangalyaan left Earth’s orbit and is en route to Mars
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The great mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing received a posthumous award, the Icon Award for Outstanding Achievement, one of the Attitude Awards, accepted by two of his nieces. Recently the production of a biopic about the scientist started starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing and Keira Knightley as his friend and colleague Joan Clarke.
On September 27, 1983 Richard Stallman announced the birth of the GNU project. This acronym stands for “GNU’s Not Unix” and indicates a willingness to create a Unix-compatible operating system but with the fundamental characteristic of being free. The point was that no one had to pay for permission to use the GNU system.
Cisco, a world leader in the field of information technology and in particular the provision of networking products, announced it has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Sourcefire, Inc., a company specializing in network security solutions. Cisco will pay $76 for each Sourcefire share, about 30% more than the value they had at the closing of the American Stock Exchange on Monday. The total value of the acquisition is $2.7 billion.
A software designed to process images taken by satellites has been adapted to be used in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. This new software, called AlzTools 3D Slicer, was created by a team of Elecnor Deimos in Spain, a company that operates in several fields of advanced technology. Developers have taken advantage of years of experience in developing software on behalf of ESA’s Envisat satellite mission.
On 15 July 2003 the Mozilla Foundation was created. It’s a non-profit organization that aims to support the development of the Mozilla project. It’s basically the successor of the Mozilla Organization, founded in 1998 to develop the Mozilla Application Suite, a product of Netscape Communications Corporation formed by the web browser Navigator, the e-mail / newsgroup client Communicator and the software for the development of web pages Composer.
On Tuesday the computer science pioneer, best known for the invention of the mouse, Douglas Engelbart passed away on Tuesday. He also work on other technologies currently used every day such as a graphical user interface but also on the precursor of the Internet.