AltGrendel writes "The BBC reports that experts at intelligence agency GCHQ have asked for help in de-coding a message found attached to a pigeon leg, thought to date back to WWII. The dead bird was found in a chimney in Surrey a few weeks ago. But without more information, the code may never be cracked, according to the BBC's security correspondent Gordon Corera" Link to Original Source top
We are extremely excited to announce the addition of one of the most recognizable and controversial figures in all of gaming to SGC's stellar line up of guests- Jack Thompson. Mr. Thompson will be making an exclusive one day only appearance on Saturday July 4th, in which he will participate in a live debate with Joystiq.com legal columnist, Mark Methenitis on the topic of video game restrictions.
AltGrendel writes "Jonathan Fildes of the BBC wrote that 'In 1987, Ronald Reagan declared that the US was about to enter an incredible new era of technology. Levitating high-speed trains, super-efficient power generators and ultra-powerful supercomputers would become commonplace thanks to a new breed of materials known as high temperature superconductors (HTSC). "The breakthroughs in superconductivity bring us to the threshold of a new age," said the president. "It's our task to herald in that new age with a rush."
But 20 years on, the new world does not seem to have arrived. So what happened?'
AltGrendel writes "The BBC reports that a team from Edinburgh have designed and built a molecule, known as a rotaxane, that can move and sort particles. It took three years of painstaking work to find a molecular form that could do this job." Powered by light, it acts as a one way gate. It also allows the device to act as a nanomachine sized motor."