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Researchers Discover Hacker-Ready Computer Chips

A pair of security researchers in the U.K. have released a paper [PDF] documenting what they describe as the “first real world detection of a backdoor” in a microchip—an opening that could allow a malicious actor to monitor or change the information on the chip...

May 29, 2012 — John Villasenor

CalCharge Building a Battery Innovation Ecosystem

A new public-private partnership was announced today between CalCEF and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The goal of this new partnership – dubbed CalCharge - is to create a regional ecosystem to spur innovation in energy storage (battery) technologies...

May 29, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott

#SciAmBlogs Monday - Stress and antidepressants, bacterial suicide, Geek Manifesto, Quartzy, and more.

- Scicurious - Stress and antidepressants: by their powers combined - S.E. Gould - The Bacteria that Commit Honourable Suicide - Adam Smith - Geek Like Me: The Experiment of a Junior Science Journalist - Santiago Fernandez-Barrera - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Diving into Apra Harbor’s Western Shoals and CB Junkyard - Joanne Manaster - Monkeys!...

STAFFMay 28, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

ScienceOnline2012 interview with Adam Regelmann

Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, their careers, current projects and their views on the use of the Web in science, science education or science communication...

May 28, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries...

STAFFMay 28, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Monkeys! Synthesizers! Nature and Tech Together!

If you gave an infinite number of (or six) monkeys (and related, which I think means mammals) an infinite (also six) number of synthesizers, will they eventually produce Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, or ACDC's Back in Black or, well, anything?Someone thought they'd give it a go as an advertisement for Voltfestivalen -- The place to go to experience the best new electronic music and art.Filmed at Skansenakvariet -- The place to go to experience unique wildlife in Stockholm.I was just tickled at this video...

May 27, 2012 — Joanne Manaster

What's Smaller Than Mark Zuckerberg?

The Facebook IPO earlier this month left us a bit disappointed. There were financial and ethical let-downs. But the over-arching surprise is that people were misled in advance about the value of the company...

May 26, 2012 — Robin Lloyd

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