Archive: 04/02/2014

Big chill sets in as RHIC physics heats up

If you think it's been cold outside this winter, that's nothing compared to the deep freeze setting in at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the early-universe-recreating "atom smasher" at the U.S. Department of ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in General Physics
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Could we harvest energy from a star?

Our civilization will need more power in the future. Count on it. The ways we use power today: for lighting, transportation, food distribution and even entertainment would have sounded hilarious and far fetched to our ancestors.

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Target data breach pits US banks against retailers

Banks and America's big retailers are locked in a debate over the massive breach of millions of consumers' data that gripped Target Corp. during the holiday season. At issue: Which industry bears more responsibility for protecting ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Security
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US cable merger foreshadows Internet TV's rise

Charter Communications Inc.'s $38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by getting its foot in the door of millions more homes wired for Internet service.

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Telecom
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Patterns of particles generated by surface charges

Tuning the material structure at the nanoscale level can be really hard to achieve – but what if we had small particles, which assemble all by themselves, creating the required structure? At the Vienna University of Technology ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Nanophysics
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How to build your own cryptocurrency

While cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are relatively new, there are still opportunities for new players to enter the scene and make good money. You may have seen the launch of Nyancoin, based upon the catchy cat meme, earlier ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Internet
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