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Welcome to the February night sky. This is the month when the mighty gas giant planet Jupiter comes to opposition; this is to say that it is at its closest point in its orbit to the Earth. When...

Cloud computing – three years ago most of us had never heard of it. Now, whether we realise it or not, most of us use it every day. What is cloud computing? What does it do for us? Is it safe?...

Welcome to the January night sky. Low on the south western horizon soon after nightfall on cold clear January evenings we have a rare opportunity to see the elusive planet Mercury.

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Football, reality TV and celebrities among most popular Google searches

Football, reality TV and the death of celebrities were the most popular topics Portuguese people searched for using Google in 2014. How to make “easy money” and details of next-gen cell phones...

Technical manuals have long been a source of frustration and a target of ridicule. Whether it’s their myriad of languages in a single volume, their bad translation or their general...

Welcome to the December night sky. This month is host to the longest, darkest nights of the year in the northern hemisphere. The reason for this is the winter solstice that occurs in 2014 on...

Have you ever wondered... when you read reports of the arrest of a person with, say, 60 doses of hashish and 20 of cocaine in a back street of the town closest to you or a village in a rural area...

The November 2014 Night Sky

Welcome to the November night sky. Now that the clocks have gone back we are again in sync with solar time. This means that the Sun will be due south at local midday and of course at its highest...

A rich and powerful leader of a very influential technology company spent years trying to convince the world that the future of computing was mobile tablet devices. His name was Bill Gates and...

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