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All posts tagged "Discovery"

  • Twitter exec promises social network is about to ‘change forever’

    This is big. The way you search for and discover things on Twitter is about to “change forever”. That’s according to a tweet sent out by Pankaj Gupta, an engineering manager at the social network, who indicated that there would be an announcement about the changes later today: Search & discovery in @twitter set to change forever after tmrw. Team – congrats and enjoy the enormity of...

  • #Discovery: 20 top tweeted pics of a space shuttle’s final journey

    The Space Shuttle Discovery made one final flight today. Alas, it wasn’t to space, but to its final resting place at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. The retired spacecraft’s journey, on the back of a modified jumbo jet, caught enough attention to trend globally on Twitter: Given the proliferation of photo-sharing apps and the strength of most smartphone cameras, it’s hardly surprising that loads of people were tweeting...

  • Space shuttle embraces social networking as its Swansong approaches

    As NASA winds down its Space Shuttle programme, it is using social media to grant the public unprecedented access to the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Having already retired the Space Shuttle Discovery, this is the last mission for Endeavour. The public access currently given to the Endeavour via social networks, gives off a feeling of a zoo trip to see the last of a dying species. Except the whole time you’re there the zoo keeper has a rifle aimed at the back of the animal’s head. Nonetheless, you too can join the pope and the children of...