Archive: 06/2/2011

Hunting for transits of Super-Earth GJ 581e

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of astronomers has ruled out transits of a water-rich or hydrogen-helium atmosphere planet for Gliese 581e. The host star itself is relatively quiet which means good ...

Jun 02, 2011
4.9 / 5 (11) 2 | with audio podcast

Hackers claim stealing SonyPictures.com passwords

Hackers claimed on Thursday to have stolen more than one million passwords, email addresses and other information from SonyPictures.com in the latest cyberattack on the Japanese electronics giant.

Jun 02, 2011
not rated yet 0

US replaces food pyramid with 'healthy plate'

The US government on Thursday ditched its two-decade old "pyramid" model for healthy eating and introduced a new plate symbol half-filled with fruits and vegetables to urge better eating habits.

Jun 02, 2011
4.3 / 5 (4) 6

Search giants make websites easier to find

Google, Bing and Yahoo are working together to enable websites to tag content in a way that lets search engines better categorize and prioritize the information in results.

Jun 02, 2011
4 / 5 (1) 0

Microbes that immobilize

Using a model organism isolated from a uranium seep of the Columbia River, scientists recently quantified how extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in subsurface environments can be used to immobilize heavy ...

Jun 02, 2011
not rated yet 0