Archive: 12/21/2011

A fresh perspective on internet security

People don’t do enough to protect themselves on the Internet. They don’t use good passwords. They’re poor at recognizing the URL of “phishing” sites. They ignore certificate errors.

Dec 21, 2011
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How to build doughnuts with Lego blocks

Scientists have uncovered how nature minimises energy costs in rings of liquids with an internal nanostructure made of two chemically discordant polymers joined with strong bonds, or di-blocks, deposited on ...

Dec 21, 2011
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Satellites can help to grow the perfect grape

A little water is needed to make wine, but how do you know when enough is enough? ESA’s GrapeLook service can give you the answer.   GrapeLook uses satellites to help decide how much to water vi ...

Dec 21, 2011
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Trimming time in the stacks

A sophisticated text-analyzing tool developed by a UC Berkeley graduate student could speed literary searches for humanities scholars and other researchers.

Dec 21, 2011
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A 'Rose' made of galaxies

(PhysOrg.com) -- In celebration of the twenty-first anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment in April 2011, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute pointed Hubble's eye to an especially ...

Dec 21, 2011
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