Earth says Welcome Back to Hayabusaview story

http://www.itwire.com – After a seven-year, four-billion-kilometer voyage to-and-from an asteroid, the Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft has landed in a remote site in Australia after speeding through Earth’s atmosphere in a fiery blaze. Welcome back, Hayabusa! (IT news)

First orbit of exoplanet directly observedview story

http://www.itwire.com – Astronomers have directly tracked the orbit of an extrasolar planet (exoplanet) for the first time. And, the star about which the exoplanet, Beta Pictoris b, is orbiting is the youngest star known to parent a planet.   (IT news)

Track amount of oil leaking from Deepwater Horizon spillview story

http://www.itwire.com – The PBS News Hour is providing an estimate of the number of U.S. gallons of oil that have so far leaked into the Gulf of Mexico from the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and how many gallons are leaking each day.   (IT news)

See live video, maybe, of returning Hayabusa spacecraftview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft is returning to Earth with samples taken from asteroid Itokawa. You can catch the re-entry of Hayabusa by linking to a NASA video feed flying near the Australian landing site. (IT news)

Optus to launch Motorola Droid in AU?view story

http://apcmag.com – Word on the grapevine is that Motorola's hot Android phone, Droid, will be launched in Australia by Optus. (IT news)

iiNet's IPTV is three times the cost of Telstra'sview story

http://apcmag.com – In an industry where Telstra is almost always the most expensive, this certainly is a surprise. (IT news)

iiNet knew of internet surveillance proposal in 2009view story

http://apcmag.com – iiNet was briefed in 2009 about a government proposal to force ISPs to store copies of customers' emails, phone calls and web browsing histories, but was bound to secrecy. (IT news)

iiNet unveils IPTV PVR pricingview story

http://apcmag.com – Twenny bux a month for iiNet's IPTV and digital TV PVR service: cheap compared to Foxtel, but there are some high upfront costs. (IT news)

Government ISP snooping policy "totally insane" - Lintonview story

http://apcmag.com – The CEO of ISP Exetel has described as a "nanny state gone totally insane" a govt proposal which could see telcos required to store customers' web browsing and emails. (IT news)

Apple Retina Display - Did Jobs lie?view story

http://www.itwire.com – There’s a report doing the rounds that Apple CEO either lied or exaggerated  about the claims he made about the new Retina Display that was shown off for the first time as part of the new iPhone 4 announcement. The problem is that the line between scientific fact and marketing hype has been blurred. (IT news)