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Kevin Bacon Effect - Web Pages Are Separated By 19 Clicks
2013-02-20 05:21:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The familiar “six degrees of separation” concept, which posits that any two people on Earth are no more than six acquaintance links apart, applies to the Internet as well, according to new research that finds any two Web pages are separated by no more than 19 clicks. That conclusion is quite remarkable given the estimated 14 billion Web pages and 1 trillion Web documents in existence today. Hungarian physicist...

2009-04-23 13:15:00

Researchers predict that a widespread outbreak of mobile phone viruses will occur once a sufficient number of them share an operating system (OS), BBC News reported. Bluetooth could spread viruses that experts say would reach all users of a given OS in days, whereas those spread by multimedia messages could spread in just hours. However, it would likely only occur if a specific OS gained around 10 percent of the market share. Presenters at the Science Beyond Fiction conference in Prague...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.