Archive: 10/12/2012

Text spam messages on the rise

Lesley-Ann Thompson's cell phone buzzed the other week with a text message telling her she had won a $1,000 gift card from Best Buy.

Oct 12, 2012
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How to hunt a space rock

(Phys.org)—Peter Willis and his team of researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., had a problem. Actually, more like they had a solution that needed a problem. Confused? Let's ...

Oct 12, 2012
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A complex logic circuit made from bacterial genes

(Phys.org)—By force of habit we tend to assume computers are made of silicon, but there is actually no necessary connection between the machine and the material. All that an engineer needs to do to make ...

Oct 12, 2012
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New computer virus targets Venezuelans after vote

(AP)—A newly detected computer virus aims to steal Venezuelans' online credentials using a link that purports to reveal information about the country's recent presidential election, the digital security company Kaspersky ...

Oct 12, 2012
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