The devastating earthquake originated close to the surface, thus producing intense shaking
By Gregory MonePosted 05.14.2008 at 11:19 am 1 Comment
The death tolls from the massive earthquake that shook China on Monday have reportedly climbed as high as 13,000 people. More than 18,000 people are still unaccounted for in Mianyang in Sichuan province. And soldiers and medics have just broken through to reach the city of Wenchuan - home to a population of 100,000 - which sits right at the epicenter of the quake.
More PCs are succumbing to viruses from freshly-minted iPods, digital frames and more
By Matt RansfordPosted 03.27.2008 at 6:29 am 2 Comments
Used to be, you had to connect your PC to the Internet first before it became bloated with viruses and spyware. Now all it may take is plugging in a brand new iPod or digital picture frame—recently, new peripheral devices have been arriving in stores with viruses pre-installed. The problem is most likely stemming from poor quality control in Chinese factories when devices are tested before packaging. As office IT personnel well know, all it takes is one infected machine to spoil the entire network.
As the Summer nears, reports surface of multiple security sweeps for radioactive material at Olympic sites
By Brett ZardaPosted 03.06.2008 at 12:20 pm 2 Comments
According to the Canadian Press, Chinese and American officials are working in cahoots to remove radioactive material from Olympic sites in advance of the games this summer in Beijing. The work is the latest hurdle the Chinese must overcome with the world watching closely. From pollution to human rights, press coverage to date has been less about the sport and more about the host.
American experts from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have taken at least two trips to China hoping to eliminate any material that could be used as a dirty bomb.