Archive: 3/11/2011

STAR TRAK for November

( -- Jupiter will be easy to see in the east as night falls in November. The bright planet was at opposition on Oct. 29, so during November it will still be visible almost all night at its maximum brilliance. ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Discovering oil at micro level

( -- Getting trapped oil out of porous layers of sandstone and limestone is a tricky and costly operation for energy exploration companies the world over. But now, University of Alberta researchers have developed ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Custom glass bending

The possible applications for curved glass panels are many and varied – ranging from facades to designer furniture. Researchers have now developed a process which enables the panels to be shaped six times faster and ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Stanford researchers outsmart captcha codes

( -- Stanford researchers say that captcha security codes, asking Internet sign-up users to repeat a string of letters to prove the users are human, can be thwarted, and they have successfully defeated captcha ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Internet report
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