Archive: 25/06/2009

UK looks to young geeks to secure cyberspace

(AP) -- Britain is hiring former computer hackers to join a new security unit aimed at protecting cyberspace from foreign spies, thieves and terrorists, the country's terrorism minister said.

dateJun 25, 2009 in Internet
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Microsoft says Vista buyers to get free Windows 7

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that prices for the Windows 7 computer operating system are largely in line with those for Vista, and that people who buy PCs before the new system goes on sale in October will get free ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Software
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Getting the most out of gemstones

Emeralds, rubies and the like are referred to as colored gemstones by experts. They sparkle and shine with varying intensity, depending on the cut. A new machine can achieve the best possible cut and extract up to 30 percent ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Engineering
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US calls on China to revoke Web filter order

(AP) -- Washington is calling on Beijing to revoke an order to personal computer makers to supply Internet-filtering software with every PC, adding to an array of disputes between the major trading partners.

dateJun 25, 2009 in Internet
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Turmoil fuels 'hacktivist' attacks on Web sites

(AP) -- For about 90 minutes Wednesday, visitors to the Oregon University System's Web site found themselves taken for a ride they didn't ask for. They were redirected to another site under the control of a hacker, who posted ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Internet
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Evolution of a contraceptive for sea lamprey

( -- In addition to providing fundamental insights into the early evolution of the estrogen receptor, research by a team at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine may lead to a contraceptive ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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