By timothy from Slashdot's texas-centric-view department
New submitter klchoward
writes "Working for NOAA, I have been really pleased to see the weather data from the new Suomi NPP satellite coming into our computer models already but have been blown away by its capability to take stunning high-definition images of our planet. See the article at Huffington Post or go straight to the image at NASA's website."
Reader derekmead has some images from further afield, too: these beautiful images of Mars
come from NASA's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, mounted on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.Read Replies (0)
By timothy from Slashdot's in-space-no-one-can-hear-your-loss-for-words department
New thomas.kane writes "Newt Gingrich announced yesterday, while visiting Florida's Space Coast, a visionary plan for the future of space travel. He suggested a combination of the current private incentives and a government funded section, developing a moon base, commercial near earth orbit, and continuous propulsion systems to better reach Mars."
"Visionary" seems an awfully positive spin on it; Gingrich is not the first presidential candidate to propose revisiting the moon
— and the moon seems like small potatoes
, by some measures.Read Replies (0)
Book Review: The Tangled Web
Posted by News Fetcher on January 25 '12 at 01:30 PM
By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
writes "In the classic poem Inferno, Dante passes through the gates of Hell, which has the inscription abandon all hope, ye who enter here above the entrance. After reading The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications, one gets the feeling the writing secure web code is akin to Dante's experience."
Read below for Ben's review. The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications
author Michal Zalewski
publisher No Starch Press
reviewer Ben Rothke
summary Incredibly good and highly technical book on browser security codingRead Replies (0)