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Carl Friedrich Gauss
2013-11-01 04:43:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sounding like a set-up for the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live, 'REALLY?!? With Seth and Amy,' a story came out of Germany this week of a colossal mix up made 158 years ago. Of course, the SNL segment typically satirizes complete cock-ups, whereas the mistake made by those intended to categorize the brains of two prominent geniuses of the day was more what some might consider tragic. And the mishandling of the brains...

Kaspersky Calls For Help With Gauss Malware
2012-08-15 05:39:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs has called for help from the world´s leading cryptographers to help break the encryption of what remains a still-mysterious and potentially devastating warhead delivered by the Gauss cyber-surveillance malware. On Tuesday the company reached out to essentially anyone who could help crack the code. “We are asking anyone interested in cryptology and mathematics to join us in...

New Middle Eastern Virus discovered
2012-08-09 14:58:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new virus has been discovered in the Middle East which may share some roots with the US-built Flame malware which infected Iranian machines earlier this year. According to research firm Kaspersky labs, this new virus can be used to steal system information as well as bring networks to their knees underneath its massive weight. So far, the virus has been found on as many as 2,500 machines, most of which reside in Lebanon....

2009-01-29 10:40:00

The desire to contact intelligent life on other planets is much older than the UFO craze and the SETI movement. Several 19th century scientists contemplated how we might communicate with possible Martians and Venusians. These early proposals - which predate by 150 years the first extraterrestrial message that was sent in 1974 - were based on visual signals, as the invention of radio was still decades away. In fact, as history shows, ideas for interplanetary communication have largely been...

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