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  • Gamma-Ray Photon Observations Indicate Space-Time Is Smooth
    By on August 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    eldavojohn writes “Seven billion light years away (seven billion years ago), a gamma-ray burst occurred. The observation of four Fermi-detected gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) has led physicists to speculate that space-time is indeed smooth (abstract and a pre-publication PDF both available). A trio of photons were observed to arrive very close together, and the observers believe that these are from the same burst, which means there was nothing (more…)

  • VIDEO: Hamilton upbeat despite washout
    By on August 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Lewis Hamilton believes the lack of running in Friday practice ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix “wasn’t a waste of time” as McLaren had a chance to confirm their technical upgrades were working.

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  • Ask Slashdot: What Should a Unix Fan Look For In a Windows Expert?
    By on August 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    andy5555 writes “I am hardcore Unix (and recently storage) fan responsible for our server department. Most of the servers run (you guessed it) different types of Unix. For quite a long time, Windows servers played very little role, but sometimes we get applications from our business departments which run only under Windows. So it seems that we have to take it seriously and hire a few Windows fans who would be able to take care of the (still (more…)

  • Ankle surgery for champion Stoner
    By on August 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Casey Stoner undergoes surgery on the broken ankle sustained in qualifying for the Indianapolis GP.

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  • Will Your Books and Music Die With You?
    By on August 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    theodp writes “Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes, reports the WSJ, but when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us. ‘I find it hard to imagine a situation where a family would be OK with losing a collection of 10,000 books and songs,’ says author Evan Carroll of the problems created for one’s heirs with digital content, which doesn’t convey the same (more…)

  • VIDEO: The rise and fall of GB handball?
    By on August 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    The future of Great Britain’s Olympic handball teams is in doubt after sports minister Hugh Robertson revealed that athletes or sports unlikely to win medals at Rio 2016 could lose their funding.

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  • Review: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Illustrates Nintendo’s Greatest Problem
    By on August 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jon Brodkin writes “There’s a new Super Mario Bros. game out for the 3DS handheld console. It’s called New Super Mario Bros. 2 and features Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, and the same fun gameplay you’ve come to expect from Nintendo’s most iconic game series. But this latest adventure stands out by not standing out at all.” Read below for the rest of Jon’s review.

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  • VIDEO: Saints will learn from loss – Adkins
    By on August 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manager Nigel Adkins says Southampton “will learn” from their dramatic 3-2 defeat by Manchester City on the first weekend of the new Premier League season.

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  • VIDEO: Last-second basket ensures overtime
    By on August 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An astonishing last-gasp three-pointer from Belinda Snell sends the crowd into raptures and Australia’s Group B battle with France into overtime.

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  • UK Authorities Threaten To Storm Ecuadorian Embassy To Arrest Julian Assange
    By on August 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    paulmac84 writes “According to the BBC, the UK have issued a threat to storm the Ecuadorian Embassy to arrest Julian Assange. Under the terms of the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987 the UK has the right to revoke the diplomatic immunity of any embassy on UK soil. Ecuador are due to announce their decision on Assange’s asylum request on Thursday morning.”

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