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TED attendees are taken on a journey of the cosmos; WorldWide Telescope and Oculus Rift power the experience

TED attendees are taken on a journey of the cosmos; WorldWide Telescope and Oculus Rift power the experience

Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope computing software was released in February of 2008 by the company’s Research division to display astronomical sky maps. Imagery from the software is provided by the Hubble Space Telescope along with a collection of earth-bound telescopes. The idea for the software, which was originally presented at a TED Conference, is now returning to its roots as a...

Michael Archambault 10
Microsoft Research releases WorldWide Telescope 5.0 - explore the cosmos with your PC

Microsoft Research releases WorldWide Telescope 5.0 - explore the cosmos with your PC

If you are a fan of the cosmos, than you should be well aware of Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope computing program. WorldWide Telescope allows users to fly through the known universe as astronomical sky maps and a 3D modeled environment is rendered. Originally announced at a 2008 TED Conference in California, the application still continues to be listed as “beta”, but has...

Michael Archambault 15
Space Weather receives massive update; celebrates by going on sale for you to gaze at cool science stuff

Space Weather receives massive update; celebrates by going on sale for you to gaze at cool science stuff

Space Weather. Name rings a bell, right? It should as the Windows Phone app has been with us since 2011, back when Windows Phone 7 was all the rage. The developer, Timothy Stewart has got in touch with us to reveal an update that has just been released. Version 3.0 of Space Weather is huge. Not only are we talking about a complete app rewrite, but there are some new additions worth...

Rich Edmonds 20