NASA looking for undergrads to "defy gravity"view story

http://www.itwire.com – NASA has announced an experiment that it wishes to run as part of its Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. Undergraduate students will design a reduced gravity experiment and fly it on board one of NASA’s microgravity (“Weightless Wonder”) aircraft.   (IT news)

ASUS Eee PC 1001P - very cheap netbookview story

http://apcmag.com – The ASUS Eee PC 1001P is an entry level netbook selling for a very reasonable $333. (IT news)

ASUS K50IP-SX068V - good value notebook with entry level graphicsview story

http://apcmag.com – The ASUS K50IP-SX068V for $727 is a fairly specced notebook that surprisingly includes a graphics card. (IT news)

Buckyballs finally discovered far out in spaceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Astronomers using the NASA Spitzer Space Telescopes have discovered buckyballs for the first time in space. These all-carbon molecules are now considered the largest molecule ever discovered in space. A single buckyball is about 1 nanometer across--about three times larger than a water molecule.   (IT news)

Research confirms: 90 percent of BitTorrent breaches copyrightview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has welcomed the release of a research paper by the University of Ballarat which estimated that at least 89 percent of traffic on BitTorrent, and possibly as much as 98 percent, was in breach of copyright. (IT news)

The Slate of Toshiba’s OS Union: Android, Windows 7 or both?view story

http://www.itwire.com – With Toshiba launching dozens of new notebooks for the consumer and business spaces for virtually any kind of user, along with new TVs, HD camcorders, a “cloud companion” PC and the book like dual-screen Libretto, the announcement that Toshiba would be launching its own slate with either the Android OS installed, Windows 7 or potentially even both this October arguably stole the show! (IT news)

Melbourne Cricket Ground security going digital with Axis and Genetecview story

http://www.itwire.com – The security camera system at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is being progressively upgraded from the old analogue equipment to digital cameras on an IP network. (IT news)

Australian green IT report sets high watermarkview story

http://www.itwire.com – A three year old report on the carbon implications of information technology, which was issued by the Australian Computer Society in 2007, still ranks as an international high watermark according to BMC Software, and is helping Australian companies pioneer sustainable IT practices ahead of their international peers. (IT news)

Podcast Season 2 Episode 13view story

http://www.tuxradar.com – Title: Live from OSCON. In this episode: A SCO representative finally reveals some of the Linux code SCO had a problem with and OpenSUSE 11.3 is here. Listen to the results of our new challenge, and we ask whether the likes of Red Hat, Novell and Canonical contribute enough back to the community. (IT news)

Safari data disclosure vulnerability disclosedview story

http://www.itwire.com – A security researcher has disclosed a vulnerability in Apple's Safari browser that can be used to steal personal information. (IT news)

Record revenue reported from Redmond: Microsoft brings in $16 billionview story

http://www.itwire.com – Microsoft has joined the list of companies reporting record quarterly revenues. (IT news)

How to create an open source communityview story

http://www.tuxradar.com – Community. This little nine-letter word is the lifeblood of open source. Barely a day goes by without some aspect of it impacting our lives, be that via Linux, a local book club, your closest group of friends or any one of a million other places. In an age when anyone over 45 seems to have stories about the end of local communities, the open source community is thriving. (IT news)