Saturday, April 9, 2011

Google Bought the Company Travel

Google bought the company's desire travel ITA Software worth USD700 million, finally received approval from the U.S. government, in this case the Department of Justice. This purchase will give Google an important role in online travel industry. Through this purchase, Google promises more choice and better way to find airline tickets online to combine technology ITA, which supports the majority of airline reservation systems United States, and popular travel sites.

However, Google must meet several conditions if it wanted to purchase a plan that actually happened. Google should allow existing customers ITA extend their contract until 2016 and ensure that new customers get the services ITA "fair, reasonable and not bound by the terms of the discriminatory".  In addition, Google is prohibited from making agreements with airlines that have the potential to limit the distribution of seats and booking information to its competitors.

Google's decision to buy ITA Software was raised fears among competitors if the company from Mountain View that will increasingly dominate the internet search engine. No doubt, the Department of Justice also provides the requirements for Google to continue to receive supervision of federal authorities to ensure that the company was not to practice monopoly.

"The government obviously wanted to keep an eye on Google. Ability to use internet search dominance to close the competition with its competitors is nothing new in the travel industry," said Thomas Barnett as a lawyer for Expedia Inc., which opposes the deal with a number of other online travel services like Travelocity, Kayak Software, and Microsoft's Bing.

Asia Space Program

50 years since the first human flight into space, countries in Asia such as China, Japan and India have started ambitious space program. China in 2003 succeeded in becoming the third country in the world to fly humans into space after the U.S. and Russia, now the world's attention to the space program seems to start directed to Asia.

In October 2010, China successfully launched the Chang'e moon satellite 2, which is an important step in the development of Chinese astronomy world. Bamboo Curtain country is also planning to build a station outside angkasanya own. "Today our country there is no plan to land a man on the moon, may also not be realized before 2020," said Wu Weiren, Chief Designer of the Chang'e project 2.

China space program was first launched in the early era of the 90s. Since then the program has increased rapidly. If China shut down the country for cooperation with other countries for their space program, unlike the case with India. "India is very different from China to the outside angkasanya program. The Beijing very close themselves from outsiders," said Isabelle Sourbes-Verger, a French expert, in response to China's space program.

New Mineral Smallest 50x450 Nanometers

NASA and researchers from the United States, South Korea and Japan have discovered a new mineral species named 'Wassonite' in meteorites found in Antarctica in December 1969. Meteorites may come from asteroids that orbit between Mars and Jupiter. Wassonite is the smallest but important mineral species, identified in meteorites is 4.5 billion years old.

The research team led by Keiko Nakamura-Messenger, scientists from NASA, the findings add to the list that contains 4500 types of minerals that have been approved by the International Mineralogical Association. "Wassonite is a mineral that is formed only of two elements, sulfur and titanium. Minerals has a unique crystal structure that has not been investigated,"said Nakamura-Messenger.

In 1969, members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition found nine meteorites in the Yamato Mountains, Antarctica. Then the U.S. and Japan continueddo search there and found more than 40 thousand species ,including meteorites from Mars . The researchers found Wassonite surrounded by additional minerals which are also still being investigated. Wassonite measuring less than one hundredth the width of human hair or 50x450 nanometers.

With such a small size, it is impossible to find without help Wassonite NASA's transmission electron microscope, capable of determining the composition and structure of the atom Wassonite.

Ancient Shark Found in Mining

A miner found a fossil bones of ancient shark jaw in a mine in central Kentucky. The fossil will be on display at the University of Kentucky. The fossil was found in Webster County, Kentucky, by the age of 25 years old miner named Jay Wright who worked in the mines as deep as 210 meters.

Fossil jawbone 300 million-year-old is believed to come from an ancient shark species that formerly Edestus swim in the sea, which is now its territory into regions of Kentucky. "Jeez, what is this?" Jay Wright said, when I first found the fossil.

Jerry Weisenfluh, Associate Director of the Kentucky Geological Survey in Lexington, Kentucky, says that finding fossils with large size is quite rare. The fossil is now being exhibited in building the Mines and Minerals, England.