Archive: 08/15/2011

Forecasting pipe fractures

A computer model that tests automobile components for crashworthiness could also be of use to the oil and gas industry, according to researchers at MIT’s Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory, who are ...

dateAug 15, 2011 in Engineering
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Taiwan facing worst ever brain drain: academics

Taiwan is facing its worst ever "brain drain", with outdated laws and red tape causing the tech-savvy island to lose out to competitors in the global race to attract talent, academics warned Monday.

dateAug 15, 2011 in Other
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Paul Ginsparg reflects on arXiv 20th anniversary

Two decades ago, Paul Ginsparg, Cornell professor of physics, launched an electronic database to let fellow physicists share unpublished academic manuscripts without photocopying and paper mail. Fast forward ...

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Hackers protest BART decision to block cellphones

(AP) -- Hackers broke into a website for San Francisco's mass transit system Sunday and posted contact information for more than 2,000 customers, the latest showdown between anarchists angry at perceived ...

dateAug 15, 2011 in Internet
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