Skydiver Baumgartner in 128,000ft plunge from brink of space
UpdatedSkydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped 128,000 feet (24 miles, 39km) out of a balloon today, to complete the highest skydive in history.
UNSW offers free online Computing 1 class
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has jumped on the international bandwagon of Universities giving their courses away for free, with a 12-week Computing 1 course starting today.
NZ government network leaking data like a sieve
A row has broken out in New Zealand after a blogger exposed serious security flaws in that country’s job-seeker network.
Successful launch readies Galileo satellites for test
The European Space Agency’s Galileo satellite positioning system is soon to enter its “service validation phase”, following the successful launch of the third and fourth satellites in the system.
Australian boffins have a ball with lightning maths
Scientists at Australia’s CSIRO have put forward a mathematical model which they believe could help explain the origin of ball lightning.