Archive: 05/1/2012

NASA’s STEREO spots a new nova

While on duty observing the Sun from its position in solar orbit, NASA’s STEREO-B spacecraft captured the sudden appearance of a distant bright object. This flare-up turned out to be a nova — designated ...

May 01, 2012
5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Spot a bot to stop a botnet

Computer scientists in India have developed a two-pronged algorithm that can detect the presence of a botnet on a computer network and block its malicious activities before it causes too much harm. The team ...

May 01, 2012
4.3 / 5 (10) 2 | with audio podcast

Google+, Spotify, Facebook get top Web awards

Social networks Google+ and Pinterest and the music service Spotify each grabbed their first Webby Awards on Tuesday in the 16th edition of the competition for the top Internet sites.

May 01, 2012
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Japan 'Cove' town plans dolphin park

The dolphin-hunting Japanese town of Taiji, made infamous by the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove", plans to open a marine mammal park where visitors can swim with the creatures, a media report said.

May 01, 2012
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