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Friday: February 12, 2010

Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.

Aurorae result from charged solar wind particles trapped in a planet's magnetic field striking atoms in the upper atmosphere. Just like Northern Lights on Earth, Saturn sees similar polar light shows as a result.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:01 AM | Tags (11) | hubble | space | saturn | blue | usatoday | aurorae | particles | wind | fields | magnetic | atmosphere |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 25, 2009

Wikipedia decides to put some security checks in place for edits on living people.Wikipedia decides to put some security checks in place for edits on living people.

It's intended to provide some additional 'protection' and to 'prevent vandals' from messing with living-person articles, Walsh said. Until approved by the volunteer editor, any changes to such articles will sit invisible to the public on Wikipedia's servers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 9:03 AM | Tags (6) | security | safeguards | wikipedia | edits | living | articles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Turns out that tiny particles make LED lights more pleasing.Turns out that tiny particles make LED lights more pleasing.

Some scientific eye candy just for you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | led | lights | particles | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 553 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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