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12/09/2008 • comments ()
mars phoenix has left us quite a legacy
Posted by Steve Woolf

The Mars Phoenix Lander worked for 151 days on the Martian surface taking photos, digging, and testing samples. Along the way, it confirmed the presence of water ice on the red planet, and discovered that Martian soil has been inundated with water in the past, leaving carbonates, nutrients, and chemicals in the soil. To say that this little guy expanded our understanding of one of our closest neighbors in the universe would be an understatement.

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09/22/2008 • comments ()
startup to develop anti-robot technologies
Posted by Rick Rey

Some say it's a hoax or part of a Terminator ARG, but others say it's legit. UK-based dot com millionaire Ben Way has purportedly launched a new startup called Weapons Against Robots (WAR), "the world's first defense company solely dedicated to weaponry against robotic entities."

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09/15/2008 • comments ()
large hadron collider has been hacked
Posted by Zadi Diaz

The Large Hadron Collider a.k.a the Atom Smasher a.k.a. Sh*t That Will Get You Killed was compromised by a team of hackers calling themselves Group 2600 of the Greek Security Team.

"We're pulling your pants down because we don't want to see you running around naked looking to hide yourselves when the panic comes..."

They signed off:
"We are 2600 - don't mess with us."

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filed: hacks, science
tags: LHC