Archive: 28/02/2014

Tokyo bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy

(AP)—The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday and its chief executive said 850,000 bitcoins, worth several hundred million dollars, are unaccounted for.

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Business
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Why we do dumb things on smartphones

Imagine this: you're surfing the web while out at lunch. You decide to buy concert tickets, so to save having to put your sandwich down you ask a passer-by to log in to the ticketing website for you.

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Software
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Peat soils as gigantic batteries

Wetlands, including peatlands, have a high content of humic substances, which are organic compounds that form during incomplete decomposition of biomass. Under anoxic conditions, soil bacteria can use these organic compounds ...

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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