Links to check out over a coffee.
If you haven’t heard (where have you been living?) the LHC has been setback due to the technical failure / magnet quench. I really hope that this is the only major problem and that they get back onto track soon.
New fractal pattern found in milk and coffee
Loophole found in quantum cryptography photon detectors
It seems that the detector of popular choice (the Perkin Elmer SPCM-AQR detector module) used in current systems has a flaw. I wonder if this is an engineering problem (i.e. more secure detectors can be developed) or if there is something more fundamental here.
Just for fun:
Play with spider! – I love this. Play with a realistic 3D spider, which interacts with your cursor. A great flash applet – especially those who wish to overcome arachnophobia. You can change the properties of the spider e.g. the length of the legs, speed of movement etc.