Reply All: NYU Students Able to Email 40,000 Classmates at Once
We nominate Reply All for the worst email feature, and we can think of about 40,000 college students who probably agree right now. Due to the fact that a schoolwide email was accidentally sent using the wrong listserv options, students at New York University were able to Reply All to 40,000 of their classmates at once. It went about as well as anyone would have expected.Read on...
Physicists Invent (Tiny) Working Tractor Beam, World Becomes Instantly More AwesomeYou guys, hold the phone. Drop whatever you're doing right now. Is it dropped? Yes? Good. We have tractor beams now! Like where you zap a thing with a laser and pull it toward you with beam power? Yeah, those! We have those now. Even though they are super tiny and effective only on microscopic items like silica spheres suspended in water for right now, they are still working tractor beams, and now that we have the principle down, they are pretty much only going to get cooler from here. If you can't get excited about that, I don't even know what to say, as I have to assume you are already dead inside.Read on...
Rutgers, NYU, and Houston Top University BitTorrent List
College students are, by and large, very frugal people. Most of them don't have any money to spend on things like movies, music, or video games, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that a lot of them illegally download media online. Though universities are trying to crack down on students who steal copyrighted material, there's no way they can get everybody. Of course, some schools are worse than others. Torrent Freak put together a list of the 50 universities with the highest BitTorrent rates in the US.Read on...