There have recently been many reports of the RMC 188.8.131.52 published site Search results are Empty on IE8 or IE9, when the version of Java on a machine is upgraded to version 7 update 21 or higher.
Technote 1642709, that includes a fix, was published to solve this issue.
The fix will fix the following errors that the user may see in the Java Console:
Liveconnect call Applet ID 2
Couldn't load contents
Copy and paste the RMC URL to a new tab returns an empty page.