Category archives: Today I learned




Virgin Galactic opens "Spaceport America"

Virgin Galactic has opened its first commercial spaceport “Spaceport America” in New Mexico. The facility will be able to launch all known types of spacecraft. Fresh off its first successful solo space flight, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic airline has completed the runway to its first commercial spaceport. “Spaceport America,” in Upham, New Mexico, is [...]





Apple Joins Top Five Handset Makers Worldwide as Nokia Slips

Apple Inc. became one of the world’s top five mobile-phone vendors in the third quarter while market leader Nokia Oyj’s share fell, two industry research groups said. Apple vaulted past Research In Motion Ltd. to fourth place, helped by the introduction of the iPhone in new markets, International Data Corp. and Strategy Analytics said today [...]



The Hollywood version of Dragon Tattoo Is Too Long

This is the first venture into Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. It’s in Swedish with English subtitles, and will be followed almost immediately by the dramatisations of the other two novels — worldwide bestsellers — that Larsson completed before his death from a heart attack at 50. (The Hollywood version of Dragon Tattoo is in the [...]