Archive: 03/17/2010

First temperate exoplanet sized up (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Combining observations from the CoRoT satellite and the ESO HARPS instrument, astronomers have discovered the first “normal” exoplanet that can be studied in great detail. Designated Corot-9b, ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Astronomy
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Weather in a Tank

In recent years, U.S. undergraduates have shown an increasing interest in introductory meteorology, oceanography and climate classes. But many students find it difficult to grasp the non-intuitive nature of ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Startup brings new vision to microlending

Sitting with Sunny Mahant at a neighborhood coffeehouse near his San Francisco home -- the home that serves as his office and a funding source for his startup -- it's hard not to root for him.

dateMar 17, 2010 in Internet
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Web sites that can take a punch

The recent, well-publicized cyberattack on Google was just the latest skirmish in a long war. And like most long wars, this one features an arms race, as hackers seek out new security holes, and web site administrators ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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