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Sub-atomic particles faster than light?

September 23rd, 2011 // 1:54 am @

In honour of the latest results from CERN: There was a young lady named bright who could travel much faster than light She went out one day in a relative way and came back the previous night.

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Stunning Time Lapse of the Earth From the ISS

September 18th, 2011 // 9:40 pm @

James Drake, a space educator on board the US ISS, took 600 still photos from the International Space Station as it orbited the Earth, and stitched the photos together to create a time-lapse animation out of them. The animation starts at Vancouver Island and goes south. You you can see cities and storms, and even […]

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Security researcher finds, publishes SCADA vulnerabilities

September 15th, 2011 // 9:59 pm @

Security researcher Luigi Auriemma published several vulnerabilities earlier this week. The vulnerabilities cover a number of major SCADA vendors’ systems. SCADA systems became broadly known about one year ago, during July 2010, when a specialized computer virus infected SCADA systems in Iran, and several other countries, that managed nuclear facilities.

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Sunspot 1289 to pass by Earth on Saturday

September 15th, 2011 // 9:42 pm @

A flare from sunspot 1289 yesterday included a CME which is expected to pass by Earth on Saturday. The movie here shows just how close the CME gets to Earth. The graphic on the left provides an overview – note the dates and times, the center has more detail, and the one on the right […]

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Geomagnetic storm caused by sunspot 1283

September 10th, 2011 // 1:12 am @

Via The Australian Eye: The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center reported on Friday that a geomagnetic storm is in progress, likely the result of a solar flare caused by sunspot 1283. The storm could cause radio blackouts; devices like cellphones, WiFi networks, Bluetooth devices, and corless phones use radio waves that could be disrupted during […]

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Blast and Earthquake in Delhi

September 7th, 2011 // 7:15 pm @

A bad day for India: Suitcase bomb rips through crowd at Delhi High Court, 11 dead Earthquake of magnitude 6 strikes North India

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WikiLeaks Posts all 251,000 cables – Australia may arrest Assange

September 2nd, 2011 // 5:29 pm @

WikiLeaks posted all 251,000 US diplomatic cables on Friday. The release comes amid the loss of control of a key file containing all 251,000 cables earlier this week; the encrypted file and its password became widely available on September 1. Current developments: Former WikiLeaks partners condemn document release Julian Assange faces arrest in Australia over […]

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Opening the WikiLeaks cable.csv

September 1st, 2011 // 11:05 pm @

If you found and downloaded the now infamous ‘cables.csv’ file – the entire WikiLeaks set of 250 000 unredacted cables recently found online, you could have some problems opening it because it is a large file. I use a Mac for most of my non-technical work (yes, I’m a Windows developer that uses a Mac) […]

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Cable details killing, coverup of family with small children by MNF in Iraq

September 1st, 2011 // 10:21 pm @

The following U.S. diplomatic cable describes the execution and coverup of a family in a town about 100km north of Baghdad, Iraq on March 15, 2006. The killings were the result of a Multi-national Force (MNF) investigation of the killing of two MNF soldiers sometime between March 6 and 11. The shocking text speaks for […]

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Unredacted WikiLeaks cables open to public

September 1st, 2011 // 2:57 pm @

All 250,000 unredacted US diplomatic cables are now available online – just a matter of putting the pieces together. Here is some more information [links to another page on this site]

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