Swarm Mission Control ready for triple launch

After months of intensive training, the Swarm mission control team are ready for liftoff on Friday. The team will carefully shepherd the trio of magnetic explorers through their critical launch and early orbit phase, ready to react to any problem. The data from this new mission, planned to last four years, will be used to study the mysteries of Earth’s magnetic field, its interactions with the solar wind and relation to global change.

Mac OS X Lion to go live in July

The next version of Apple's flagship desktop operating system - dubbed Lion - will be available in the Mac App store for $30 this July.