Sneak notes that Microsoft has chosen the name “Vienna” for the version of Windows due after Vista. Children of the 1980s or earlier will of course immediately recall the thumping pop smash of the same name by Midge Ure’s old band, Ultravox. The group’s magnum opus Vienna was of course famously kept off the coveted number one spot in the hit parade by novelty act Joe Dolce singing (if it can be called singing) Shaddap a Your Face. (“What’s a matter you? Hey! Gotta no respect. Hey! It’s a terrible song. Hey! Ah shaddup a your face” etc, etc). No doubt open source aficionados will already be planning a version of Linux codenamed SYF for 2008.
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
Optical traps are scientific instruments in which a focused laser beam is used to exert an attractive or repulsive force on a microscopic object to hold it in place
Scientists estimate that the exoplanet has already lost up to 35 per cent of its mass over its lifetime
The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert
J1043+2408 was observed for more than 10 years, and its radio light curve exhibited a periodic signal repeating in about 563 days