Wikinews Shorts: June 28, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, June 28, 2007.

New pictures from Mars

The space probe Mars Express has provided new pictures - with ground resolution of approximately 13 metres per pixel - of the Aeolis Mensae region.

This Martian area is currently subject of discussion for unexplained features. According some theories, the shaping of the surface could be result also of aeolian, wind-erosion, glacial or other activities.


Testing the theory of relativity on the existence of gravitational waves

The Michelson Interferometer
Image: Falcorian..

The European laser interferometer (VIRGO) is going to test the Albert Einstein's theory on the existence of gravitational waves.

The VIRGO teams cooperates with the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) in the US, and GEO 600 (German-UK Gravitation Wave Detector).


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CNN discontinues Pipeline service; will provide live video free

The CNN Headquarters building in Atlanta, Georgia

CNN has shut down its CNN Pipeline service, just as it said it would in a May 25, 2007 announcement. The pay-service, which allowed news from the channel to be viewed online, will be offered at no charge to online viewers beginning July 2, 2007.

The service is currently closed, and is under construction so that the free service can be completed. Archive news videos are still available.


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