December 2010

JWST Will Not Ravage the NASA Astrophysics Budget

by Kelle December 8, 2010

Based on this article and some discussion with an insider, it’s worth contiuing our earlier discussion about the JWST mis-budgeting. Exclusive: NASA’s Plan to Save Astrophysics From Space Telescope’s Budget Overruns | Wired.com “They’re not going to ravage the astrophysics budget,” said Alan Boss, an astrophysicist at the Carnegie Institution for Science and chair of […]

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Spread the Word about the Professional Development Workshops

by Kelle December 7, 2010

The professional development workshops at last year’s AAS were a great success: turn out was excellent and the participants left very happy with what they had learned. Based on last year’s success, we again organized workshops for this year in Seattle. Surprisingly, however, there’s still plenty of space available and we could really use your […]

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Macworld on the Mac of the Future

by Planck December 6, 2010

Macworld has published an interesting series of stories on the future of the Mac. Anand Lal Shimpi (of Anandtech fame) writes about the Mac of the future: the CPU. One aspect I found interesting was Apple’s desire for powerful Graphical Processing Units (GPUs), which they are using not just for games and 3D graphics, but for more […]

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