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, ...

Mar 17, 2010
4.6 / 5 (24) 8 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Mar 17, 2010
4 / 5 (3) 0

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.

Mar 17, 2010
5 / 5 (1) 1

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 ...

Mar 17, 2010
4.8 / 5 (5) 5 | with audio podcast