Beating all odds, Microsoft has shipped its Windows Vista operating system on schedule. That is provided that you ignore all earlier release projections. And you also have to ignore the minor factoid that the operating system for now is available only to volume licencing customers (read: large enterprises).
Regular readers of this blog know that I've been a tad skeptical about the innovations in Windows Vista. To be honest, I'm still puzzled beyond comprehension about the question why in his opening keynote at CES last January, Bill Gates had a chance to wow the audience but instead choose to show off 3D application scrolling functionality and Konfabulator rip-off Windows Sidebar.
Some parts of Atacama have not received rainfall for 500 years - but a sudden deluge of water upset the Desert's delicate biological balance
Spitzer Space Telescope could not spot Oumuamua, suggesting that it is actually pretty small
Greenland crater one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth
This long-sought progenitor star was identified in an image captured by Hubble in 2007