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 ...

Aug 15, 2011
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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Taiwan is facing its worst ever "brain drain", with outdated laws and red tape causing the tech-savvy island to lose out to competitors in the global race to attract talent, academics warned Monday.

Aug 15, 2011
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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ago, Paul Ginsparg, Cornell professor of physics, launched an electronic database to let fellow physicists share unpublished academic manuscripts without photocopying and paper mail.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 ...

Aug 15, 2011
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Jiaotong University: one of China's top schools

Shanghai's Jiaotong University is one of China's top schools, with a reputation for turning out a steady supply of scientists and engineers to contribute to the nation's development.

Aug 15, 2011
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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 ...

Aug 15, 2011
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