Archive: 21/01/2010

Slime design mimics Tokyo's rail system

What could human engineers possibly learn from the lowly slime mold? Reliable, cost-efficient network construction, apparently: a recent experiment suggests that Physarum polycephalum, a gelatinous fungus-like mold, might ...

dateJan 21, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Microsoft fixes browser flaw used in Google breach

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. took the unsual step of issuing an unscheduled fix Thursday for security holes in its Internet Explorer browser that played a role in the recent computer attacks that led Google to threaten to leave ...

dateJan 21, 2010 in Software
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'Cooling' forests can heat too

The simple formula we've learned in recent years - forests remove the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere; therefore forests prevent global warming - may not be quite as simple as we thought. Forests can directly absorb ...

dateJan 21, 2010 in Environment
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