Archive: 08/8/2011

Expert: Rural US websites easy target for hackers

(AP) -- The digital trove of credit card numbers and emails stolen by the group known as Anonymous came from towns across rural America - places like Gassville, Ark. and Tishomingo County, Miss., where officers don't usually ...

Aug 08, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 4

Tracking crime in real time

Almost everything we do leaves a digital trace, whether we send an email to a friend or make a purchase online. That includes law-abiding citizens — and criminals. And with digital information multiplying by the second, ...

Aug 08, 2011
4 / 5 (1) 0

A star is torn

A University of Sydney researcher was part of an international team of astronomers that has observed an incredibly rare event that occurs once every 10,000 years per galaxy.

Aug 08, 2011
4.6 / 5 (21) 1 | with audio podcast

Texas drought will harm wildlife habitat for years

(AP) -- In a muddy pile of sand where a pond once flowed in the Texas Panhandle, dead fish, their flesh already decayed and feasted on by maggots, lie with their mouths open. Nearby, deer munch on the equivalent ...

Aug 08, 2011
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An octave spanning chip-based optical ruler

More than a decade ago, the frequency comb technique was developed at the Max Planck In-stitute of Quantum Optics by Professor Theodor W. Hänsch. The new tool has stimulated fun-damental research as well ...

Aug 08, 2011
4.8 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast