Published On: Fri, Dec 3rd, 2010

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Cyber attack forces Wikileaks to change web address

The  website  of Wikileaks has been forced to change its web address after the company providing its domain name cut off service.

The whistleblower website WikiLeaks was put back on line on Friday with a new Swiss address – wikileaks.ch– six hours after its previous domain name — wikileaks.org — was killed.

S Korea vows air strike response

South Korea’s incoming defence minister, Kim Kwan-jin, promises a tougher response, including air strikes, if North Korea attacks again.

Dhoni in Rs 26 crore deal with Vijay Mallya’s UB Group

Indain Cricket Team Captain MS Dhoni  has just signed the biggest endorsement deal for an Indian sportsperson — with Vijay Mallya’s UB Group, valued at more than Rs 8 crore a year.

Dhoni has signed a three-year endorsement deal with the country’s largest spirit maker for Rs 25-26 crore, two officials in direct knowledge of the deal told ET.

Super-Earth’ atmosphere measured

The atmosphere surrounding a “super-Earth” extrasolar planet has been measured for the first time.

The planet, GJ 1214b, is three times larger than Earth and about seven times heavier, and is the first planet of its kind known to have an atmosphere.

The method used could be used on many ground-based telescopes to yield atmospheric data on other exoplanets.It works by canceling out the disruptive effects of the Earth’s atmosphere while that of far-flung worlds is measured from the ground.GJ 1214b was first discovered just 40 light-years away in November 2009 and has since become a focus for exoplanet research.

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