Archivi tag: English

Windows Phone 7.5: is someone at Microsoft reading this blog?

As my readers already know, I am an early adopter of Windows Phone, the new smartphone OS by Microsoft. One year passed away and while WP is not yet a leading platform, the release of the first major update, named … Continua a leggere

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Pubblicato in Microsoft, WindowsPhone | Contrassegnato , , | 3 commenti

Articolo di ALTEA sull’evento solare del 2006

L’estate di solito si consigliano nuovi libri. Io posso segnalarvi invece un articolo sul flusso di ioni durante l’evento solare del dicembre 2006 misurato da ALTEA all’interno della Stazione Spaziale. L’articolo (in inglese ovviamente) è stato pubblicato su Journal of … Continua a leggere

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Pubblicato in Articoli, Physics, Science | Contrassegnato , , , , , , , | 1 commento

Windows Phone 7: so easy, even a 21 month old can use it

Here is my 21 month old child playing with my WP7 device. He is looking for a video (probably himself at the playground). He scrolls and scrolls, checks with attention and at the end he picks the desired one. Unfortunately … Continua a leggere

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Pubblicato in Personal, WindowsPhone | Contrassegnato , | Lascia un commento

Cosmic rays and human exploration of space

Discovery of cosmic rays In the end of the XIX century physicists, studying gas conductivity with electroscopes, discovered that they slowly discharged despite being isolated from radiation sources. In 1901 Wilson suggested that gas ionization could be due to radiation … Continua a leggere

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Pubblicato in Divulgazione, Physics, Science, Space Exploration | Contrassegnato , , | 4 commenti

ALTEA: An Italian experiment onboard the International Space Station

This is the introductive post of the series about ALTEA that I wrote in Italian and that I’m translating for all the people that are curious about this space experiment and cosmic rays. I will talk about the scientific problem … Continua a leggere

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Pubblicato in Divulgazione, Physics, Science, Space Exploration | Contrassegnato , , | 3 commenti