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Methane Found on Distant World
Science & Tech  (tags: A carbon-containing molecule, detected for the first time, on a planet, outside our Solar System, organic compound methane, 63 light years away, discovery, scientists, researchers, water found, too hot to support life )

- 3866 days ago -
A carbon-containing molecule has been detected for the first time on a planet outside our Solar System.The organic compound methane was found in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a star some 63 light years away.Water has also been found in its atmospher
Computer Viruses as They Look in 3D
Science & Tech  (tags: computer viruses in 3D, artist Alex Dragulescu, Infected Art, Storm Malicious is aggressively spreadin, largest automated virus systems in histo, two million computers under its control, 3D images of electronic viruses, Netsky email worm )

- 3880 days ago -
Ever wondered what computer viruses might look like? Probably not, that has not stopped conceptual artist Alex Dragulescu creating a set of 3D images.He decided to make a set of pictures that he calls Infected Art. Pic is of one of the six images he made
Memory Trick Breaks PC Encryption
Science & Tech  (tags: Encrypted information, laptops particularly vulnerable, US research, scientists, data held in volatile memory, possible to recover key, Professor Edward Felten, University of Princeton, research )

- 3879 days ago -
Encrypted information held on a laptop is more vulnerable than previously thought.Scientists have shown that it is possible to recover the key that unscrambles data from a PC's memory,they believed that when you turned pc off,info disappears but it doesn
Scientists Advance 'Drought Crop'
Science & Tech  (tags: Scientists, key breakthrough, understanding the genes of plants, survive in a drought, Researchers, Finland & the US, discovered a gene, controls amount of carbon dioxide, plant absorbs, controls water vapour released )

- 3886 days ago -
Scientists say they have made a key breakthrough in understanding the genes of plants that could lead to crops that can survive in a drought.Researchers in Finland & the US have discovered a gene that controls the amount of carbon dioxide a plant absorbs
Sea Reptile Is Biggest on Record
Science & Tech  (tags: sea reptile, biggest on record, fossilised sea monster, unearthed on an Arctic island, 150million yr old specimen, 1 of 40 sea reptiles, Spitspergen, Norwegian scientists, Nicknamed "The Monster", 15m (50ft) from nose to tail, discoveries, research )

- 3888 days ago -
A fossilised sea monster unearthed on an Arctic island is the largest marine reptile known to science.The 150million yr old specimen was found on Spitspergen,in the Arctic island chain of Svalbard in 2006.The Jurassic era leviathan is 1 of 40 sea reptiles
Sneak Peek at Darwin's Crab Haul
Science & Tech  (tags: Charles Darwin, University of Oxford, images of specimens, museum collections, been digitised, for an online Darwin database, rarely-seen collection of crabs, HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin's voyage )

- 3892 days ago -
A rarely-seen collection of crabs from Charles Darwin's voyage aboard HMS Beagle has been given a new lease of life on the web.The University of Oxford has released images of specimens held in its museum collections that have been digitised online for Dar
Call to Scrap Children's Database
Science & Tech  (tags: UK Goverment, scrap children's database, in England, accountants Deloitte & Touche, ContactPoint child protection system, Every child to get a "unique identifying, children )

- 3893 days ago -
The government faces calls to scrap a database containing the details of every child in England after a report said it could never be secure.The report, by accountants Deloitte & Touche, was ordered after last year's missing data discs crisis.
Microsoft Warns on Vista Update
Science & Tech  (tags: Microsoft, Windows Vista users, SP1 update for Vista, software, security programs, some will not run, some blocked, others will lose some of their functions, update released to the public in mid-Mar, Microsoft Warning, technology )

- 3891 days ago -
PROGRAMS HIT BY SP1:BitDefender AV,Fujitsu Shock Sensor,Jiangmin KV Antivirus 10+2008,Trend Micro Internet Security,Zone Alarm Security Suite,Iron Speed Designer,Xheo Licensing,Free Allegiance,NYT Reader,Rising Personal Firewall,Novell ZCM Agent, not work
ISPs Could Face Piracy Sanctions
Science & Tech  (tags: UK, ISPs, curb illegal downloads, UK broadband users, download files illegally, UK Goverment, The culture secretary, consultation & legislation by April 2009, reps of the recording industry, welcomed the proposals )

- 3892 days ago -
Internet service providers must take concrete steps to curb illegal downloads or face legal sanctions.The proposal is aimed at tackling the estimated 6m UK broadband users who download files illegally every year.Reps of the recording industry welcomed the
First Stars 'May Have Been Dark'
Science & Tech  (tags: First stars, to appear, Universe, powered by dark matter, US scientists, Normal stars, powered by nuclear fusion reactions )

- 3895 days ago -
The first stars to appear in the Universe may have been powered by dark matter. Normal stars are powered by nuclear fusion reactions where hydrogen atoms meld to form heavier helium.When the Universe was still young,there would have been abundant dark mat
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