Archive For July, 2007

5 articles

Rovers in dusty peril?

By Mike Deliman After more than 1234 days in service, after surviving the extreme cold of Martian winter, the rovers may be facing their toughest challenge:  summer dust storms. I live out in the desert, and on our planet, dust storms can raise-up at the drop of a hat, and obliterate everything.  Just a few months ago we had a…

Up from the Ashes…

By Mike Deliman July 4th 1997 NASA did something spectacular: demonstrated a bunch of new technologies and delivered a space craft to the surface of another planet.  Mars Pathfinder landed on Mars.  Not long after, NASA started working on more probes to be sent to Mars, to do some research on the the climate and the polar ice packs.  It's…

One Tin Soldier Rides Away….

By Mike Deliman Not quite a year ago, Mars was in the news.  Opportunity had made it to a new milestone - Victoria Crater.  Among the issues being discussed at the time was: will we send the rover down into this crater, from which it would likely never return.  I posted my own feelings in an entry titled Precipice. My…

DSDP-TM / RSE 2.0.0.1 critical patch release

By Martin Oberhuber The Eclipse DSDP Target Management Project submitted a critical patch release of its Remote System Explorer (RSE) on Friday Jul 6. TM 2.0.0.1 fixes the following issues by changing 6 lines of Java code compared to TM 2.0 released with Eclipse Europa: Continue Reading ››

The Emergence of the Femtocell

By Paul Tingey Amongst all the news (and some would say hype) about Fixed Mobile Convergence, there is another market dynamic being played out which may lead to an alternative form of change. Fixed-to-Mobile Substitution (or FMS) aims to increase the proportion of calls made from traditional 2G/3G mobile handsets at the expense of those made from other devices such…