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  • Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down
    By on August 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    An outage of one company’s servers might only affect that company’s customers — but when a major data center for Amazon hits kinks, sites that rely on the AWS cloud services all suffer from the downtime. That’s what happened today, when several major sites or online services (like Instagram and AirBnB) were knocked temporarily offline, evidently because of problems at an Amazon data center in Northern Virginia. From TechCrunch’s coverage of (more…)



  • Are You Afraid Of the Dark? Facts About Fear (Infographic)
    By on October 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The primer on why our bodies sweat, we breathe heavily, and get the shakes, and also what our brains are doing in the moment we’re confronted with something frightful.

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  • Surreal Skate Park After Dark [PICS]
    By on August 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if you painted a skatepark with light at night? Me either, but Ben Matthews actually did it, and took pictures, really damn cool ones, just look!

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  • Dark Energy Sheds New Light on Universe’s Expansion
    By on July 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Through observations of massive galaxy clusters, scientists have made the most precise measurements to date of the effects of dark energy and gravity on cosmological scales. This work is an important step toward understanding why the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

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  • 6 Dark Horse NFL MVP Candidates
    By on November 13, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The usual NFL Most Valuable Player suspects are doing their usual things. They’re putting up huge numbers, winning big games and getting their faces splashed across TV and laptop screens. But as much as they are deserving and popular, with entire websites dedicated to some MVP causes, suppose we think outside the blog.

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  • Dark Matter Could Be Detected With ‘Scintillating Bolometer’
    By on September 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    “One of the biggest challenges in physics today is to discover the true nature of dark matter, which cannot be directly observed – even though it seems to make up one-quarter of the matter of the Universe. So we have to attempt to detect it using prototypes such as the one we have developed,” says researcher Eduardo García Abancéns.

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