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MIT software aims to thwart cyber hackers

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- In response to the chronic cyber threat of hackers, MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers are developing a software tool to identify the most vulnerable points in a computer network....

Hutton warns over energy policy

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

John Hutton appears to warn against a windfall tax, saying the "right framework" is needed to attract future energy investment.

NASA wants students to choose sciences

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education say they will work together to encourage students to focus on...

Study: DNA barcoding in danger of 'ringing up' wrong species

10 years ago from Biology News Net

DNA barcoding is a movement to catalog all life on earth by a simple standardized genetic tag, similar to stores labeling products with unique barcodes. The effort promises foolproof food...

New concepts in contraception

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Latest research into dual-purpose contraceptives and non-hormonal contraception will be presented tomorrow at a major scientific conference in Melbourne.

From papyrus to the web: photographs of Dead Sea Scrolls to go online

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Hi-tech project could take five years and cost millions of dollars

Stuck Pin Delays Shuttle's Trek to Launch Pad

10 years ago from

A stuck metal pin prompted delay for shuttle Atlantis' launch pad move.

Nielsen: 'Obama Text' Reached 2.9 Million

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The statistics firm says that the SMS campaign stunt announcing his VP pick reached 2.9 million people.

ConocoPhillips sells remainder of gas stations

10 years ago from AP Health

NEW YORK (AP) -- ConocoPhillips will sell the remainder of its gas stations in the United States, the company said Wednesday, though Conoco, Phillips 66, and...

Drug uptake rule challenged

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Membrane study contradicts a century-old pharmacologists’ rule on drug transport

Brian Greene to Launch Perimeter Institute's Public Lecture Series

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Dr. Brian Greene, noted professor and award-winning writer, will launch the highly anticipated seventh season of Perimeter Institute's Public Lecture series on Wednesday, September 3.

"Grease to Greece" racers cross Europe on cooking oil

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

ATHENS (Reuters) - Fuelled only by used cooking fat, eight teams completed a 2,500-mile car rally from London to Athens on Wednesday in a bid to promote awareness of cheap...

Dell unveils new PCs targeting emerging markets

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Dell Inc. unveiled four low-cost computer models for China, India and other emerging economies Wednesday in a new bid to tap the potential of high-growth markets outside...

Panama introduces ICT access law

10 years ago from SciDev

Panama's president, Martín Torrijos, has signed a law to increase access to information and communication technology (ICT) in the country.

Robo-skeleton lets paralysed walk

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A human exoskeleton robotic suit is helping people paralysed from the waist down to stand, walk and climb stairs.

Taiwan cracks major hacking ring, data on president stolen

10 years ago from Physorg

Police in Taiwan have arrested six people suspected of stealing personal data from state firms, including information about the island's current and former presidents, officials said Wednesday.

Telecom complaints body gets full-time boss

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Howard Maker, a former banking services ombudsman, has been named the head of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services.

Best Western rebuts claims of massive data breach

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Did a computer intrusion at a Best Western hotel in Germany open the door for a hacker to steal the records of 8 million customers and pull...

Broadcom co-founder apologizes after plea deal

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Samueli has apologized for lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission during its probe of stock options backdating at the chip maker.

Laptop with bank details of over a million Britons sold on eBay

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The British government began an investigation Tuesday into how a computer containing highly sensitive bank information of over a million people was sold via online auction site eBay.

Bond finds new terror fighting technique

10 years ago from UPI

LEICESTER, England, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A British scientist says his new fingerprinting technique on bullets could also be used to identify bomb makers.

This Pill Will Change Your Life

10 years ago from PopSci

Along with flying cars and underwater bubble cities, pills curing every ill are a staple of science fiction. But while aero-autobahns and submerged metropolises have not moved any closer to...

Green tech in 'Formula Zero' race

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Six international teams competed this weekend in the first-ever hydrogen-powered motorsport race.

Architects HOK win bid to design secure laboratory

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Plans to build a controversial £500m high security medical research laboratory in the heart of London are now in full swing after the architects HOK won the bid to design...

California tobacco control program saved billions in medical costs

10 years ago from Physorg

California's state tobacco control program saved $86 billion--in 2004 dollars--in personal healthcare costs in its first 15 years, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San...

UK 'should end biofuel subsidies'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The government should spend biofuel subsidies on safeguarding rainforests and peatland instead, a think tank says.

Rogers iPhone speeds among fastest in the world: report

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canadian 3G iPhone users are experiencing some of the fastest network speeds in the world, according to a study by Wired magazine's website.

How to clear confusion from food allergy warnings

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It's one of the biggest frustrations of life with food allergies: That hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain the wrong ingredient. The warnings are...