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Pasadena to party hardy as Martian landing looms

Curiosity Mars missionPasadena is a fairly geeky place at the best of times, given it's the home to the California Institute of Technology and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but the city is going Mars crazy as Curiosity approaches its rendezvous.
Iain Thomson, 05 Aug 2012

Size does matter: Outlook.com punters want meatier passwords

Microsoft has come in for a bit of stick in security circles for only allowing a 16-character password for sign-ups to Outlook.com, Redmond's newly launched Gmail rival.
John Leyden, 05 Aug 2012
Mars Rover Landing

Australia prepares for Martian first contact

As NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission descends on Mars today, Australia’s facilities in Canberra and the legendary telescopic space mecca, Parkes will be yet again playing a significant role in space exploration history.
Natalie Apostolou, 05 Aug 2012

Reuters suffers double hack

Call it a “psy-ops” attack, if you like: Reuters has suffered the embarrassment of having two platforms infiltrated and used to spread propaganda messages supporting the Syrian regime.
Richard Chirgwin, 05 Aug 2012

DARPA chips in on Terahertz research

The next frontier for solid-state electronics, the Terahertz boundary, has come a little closer with DARPA announcing a receiver operating at 850 GHz.
Richard Chirgwin, 05 Aug 2012

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