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Security

Submission + - Chinese military hacks Pentagon (ft.com)

teh_commodore writes: FinancialTimes online tells us of a security breach of the Pentagon at the hands of the Chinese PLA in June. Officials are calling this "the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department."

"The PLA has demonstrated the ability to conduct attacks that disable our system...and the ability in a conflict situation to re-enter and disrupt on a very large scale," said a former official, who said the PLA had penetratedthenetworksof US defence companies and think-tanks. Hackers from numerous locations in China spent several months probing the Pentagon system before overcoming its defences, according to people familiar with the matter.

Space

Submission + - Best Space Photo captured at Mount Palomar (letsgodigital.org)

Ilse Jurrien writes: This is a scoop, check out LetsGoDigital A team of astronomers led by Cambridge University have taken some of the best space photos of the stars that are sharper than anything produced by the Hubble telescope, at 50 thousandths of the cost. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), used a technique called "Lucky Imaging" to take the most detailed space photos of stars and nebulae ever produced — using a camera based on the ground at Mount Palomar. Space Photos from ground based telescopes are usually blurred by the Earth's atmosphere — the same effect that makes the stars appear to twinkle when we look at them with the naked eye. http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/16544/best-space-p hoto-picture/

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