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South Africa’s MeerKAT satellite captures an image that helps solve the mystery of ‘X galaxies’
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South Africa’s MeerKAT satellite captures an image that helps solve the mystery of ‘X galaxies’

The MeerKAT captured high-quality imaging of a galaxy called PKS 2014-55 800 million light-years away.

MeerKAT, world's largest telescope to unravel galactic mysteries, inaugurated
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MeerKAT, world's largest telescope to unravel galactic mysteries, inaugurated

MeerKAT is also pushing boundaries in big data and high-performance computing

A unique telescope launched in South Africa on 25 May combines 'eyes and ears' to study the universe
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A unique telescope launched in South Africa on 25 May combines 'eyes and ears' to study the universe

Scientists on 25 May launched the world’s first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, which combines “eyes and ears” to study the universe.

Super telescope MeerKAT demonstrates its power, finds 1,230 new galaxies
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Super telescope MeerKAT demonstrates its power, finds 1,230 new galaxies

Even operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity, South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope showed off its phenomenal power Saturday, revealing 1,300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before.

Twitter announces live-streaming app Periscope for Android
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Twitter announces live-streaming app Periscope for Android

Periscope, the new live streaming app owned by Twitter has now made its way to Android. Previously launched for iOS, the new app will provide users with a new way to start or watch a live video broadcast.

Meerkat ditches Twitter for Facebook
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Meerkat ditches Twitter for Facebook

The much hyped but little used live video streaming service has added closer ties with the world's largest social network as part of a new iOS app update.

Meerkat beats Twitter’s Periscope, announces Beta version for Android
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Meerkat beats Twitter’s Periscope, announces Beta version for Android

Live streaming app Meerkat has announced that it has plans to launch the app for Android soon. Initially, the app will be available in beta version for a select few users and will later roll out to the public.

Persicope users live streaming 'Game of Thrones' has not gone down well with HBO
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Persicope users live streaming 'Game of Thrones' has not gone down well with HBO

Social live streaming app Periscope was used by a lot of HBO viewers to live stream the first episode of Game of Thrones in the US according to a report.

New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism
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New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism

The disaster took place, coincidentally, the same day as the launch of Twitter's new livestream app Periscope, which became a window for the breaking news event.

Meerkat raises $14 million in funding as Twitter launches Periscope
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Meerkat raises $14 million in funding as Twitter launches Periscope

The battle for live streaming smartphone video heated up Thursday as Twitter launched its Periscope application, taking on fast-rising online rival Meerkat, which unveiled a fresh round of capital investment.

Meerkat vs Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz
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Meerkat vs Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz

Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago.

Twitter launches video streaming app Periscope
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Twitter launches video streaming app Periscope

Twitter launched a video streaming app called Periscope, just days after reports that it had blocked a rival app called Meerkat.

Twitter move to cut off Meerkat could help it grow, says CEO Ben Rubin
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Twitter move to cut off Meerkat could help it grow, says CEO Ben Rubin

Days after Twitter cut Meerkat - a new smartphone video live-streaming service - off from easily reaching the micro-blogging site's audience, the company said it was "grateful" to Twitter for helping jump-start the service.