What will the future look like? An invitation to experience the latest in user interface technology. University of St Andrews.

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The University’s Human Computer Interaction group will host two leading ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) conferences, during which 43 demonstrations of the very latest developments in the user interface technology research field will be showcased.

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Smart Moon

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Title SMART-1 north pole travel map
Released 10/12/2007 10:44 am
Copyright ESA/SMART-1/AMIE/ M. Ellouzi & B. Foing
Description

This mosaic of the lunar north pole was obtained with images taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1. The pictures were taken between May 2005 and February 2006, during different phases of the mission.

The mosaic, composed of about 30 images, covers an area of about 800 by 600 km. The lunar near-side facing Earth is at the bottom of the map, while the far-side is at the top.

A number of interesting lunar craters are indicated.

Peary, visible in the centre of the mosaic, is the crater closest to the lunar north pole. It is nearly circular (about 73 km across), with an eroded rim and a relatively flat crater floor marked by smaller craters inside. The southern part of its interior is permanently in shadow, making it difficult to image. It was named after the American polar explorer Robert Edwin Peary (1856-1920).

Byrd, in the bottom-centre part of the mosaic, is a crater about 94 km across. Its rim is eroded, and its floor was once flooded by lava which left it nearly flat. It was named after the American polar explorer Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957).

Hermite is an impact crater about 104 km across, located along the northern lunar limb, close to the north pole of the Moon. From Earth, this crater is viewed nearly from the side, illuminated by oblique sunlight. It is eroded and has a rugged outer rim, incised from past impacts. Its interior forms a wide plain marked by numerous tiny craters and low hills.

Sylvester, about 58 km in diameter, is an almost-circular lunar impact crater visible on the left-hand side of the image. It is located along the northern limb, and has a sharp-edged rim. Due its location, it only receives sunlight at a low angle. It is named after the English mathematician James Joseph Sylvester (1814-1897).

Plaskett crater, about 109 km across, is located on the northern far-side of the Moon, 200 km from the north pole, near the lunar limb. It receives sunlight at a low angle.

When obtaining the images, SMART-1 was flying over the north pole at a distance of about 3000 km, allowing large-field (about 300 km across) and medium-resolution views (300 m/pixel). Each individual image includes areas imaged with colour filters and a more exposed area. The differences have been corrected accordingly to obtain this mosaic.

 

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ESA’s SMART-1 mission to the Moon – the first ESA spacecraft to travel to and orbit the Moon – was launched 10 years ago, on 27 September 2003, on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou.

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RSrnYC AVEVA September Regatta – Race Report

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Report: Phil Riley. Credit all photos: Michael Austen

 

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Shifty conditions upset the pecking order on a few occasions, and final results in two classes required protest room judgements, but the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s AVEVA September Regatta put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces, with handsome trophies for the successful.

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NASA Partner Orbital Sciences Completes First Flight to Space Station as Astronauts Capture Cygnus Spacecraft

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Cygnus about to be captured by ISS Canada Arm

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used a robotic arm to capture and attach a Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft Sunday, marking several spaceflight firsts for NASA and its partner, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va.

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INJURED FEMALE REPORTED ON LONGSTONE ISLAND

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At 14.05hr on Saturday 21st September 2013, Humber Coastguard paged the duty Seahouses RNLI Launch Authority and requested lifeboat assistance after receiving information from the ambulance service that a woman had fallen and had injuries to leg and wrist on Longstone Island, at the Farne Islands. It was decided to launch the All Weather Lifeboat into the harbour and await the arrival of Paramedics. By 14.43hr, the ambulance had still not arrived, so Humber Coastguard requested the Lifeboat to proceed without ambulance personel (All RNLI Crew are trained to RNLI Casualty Care Medic standard, and the Lifeboat carries a comprehensive Trauma Medical Pack). Whilst the lifeboat was underway to Longstone Island, further information was received from the ambulance service, to say that the casualty was not on the Island but on the rocks at Beadnell Point some 3 miles away on the mainland !

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