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  • Arsenal v Everton (Sun)
    By on May 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Arsenal Ladies are aiming to win the FA Cup against Everton, a week after their manager’s shock decision to resign.

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  • How LEDs Are Made
    By on May 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “The SparkFun team took a tour of a factory in China that manufactures LEDs. They took lots of pictures showing the parts that go into the LEDs, the machines used to build them, and the people operating the machines. There’s a surprising amount of manual labor involved with making LEDs. Quoting: ‘As shipped on the paper sheets, the LED dies are too close together to manipulate. There is a mechanical machine … that spreads (more…)

  • Follow Glasgow 2014 on the BBC
    By on May 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Glasgow 2014 will be BBC Sport’s biggest ever Commonwealth Games with more than 1,300 hours of live action.

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  • Wilkinson has no retirement regrets
    By on May 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jonny Wilkinson says he has made the right decision to retire despite helping Toulon retain the Heineken Cup.

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  • Sifting Mt. Gox’s Logs Reveals Suspicious Trading Patterns
    By on May 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    This analysis of trading logs from the Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange analyzes a subset of the transactions that took there prior to the Mt. Gox collapse, and makes the case that two bots (the writer calls them “Willy,” and “Markus”) were making suspicious transactions which may have been used to intentionally manipulate the trading price, and which can explain the loss of Bitcoin inventory on which the exchange’s failure was blamed. The author of the analysis (more…)

  • Fusion Power By 2020? Researchers Say Yes and Turn To Crowdfunding.
    By on May 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Luminary Crush (109477) writes “To date, the bulk of fusion research has been channelled towards a plasma containment and stabilization method. This is the approach used by ITER’s tokamak reactor, the cost of which could exceed US$13.7 billion before it’s online in the year 2027 (barring further delays). Researchers at LPP Fusion, in a project partially financed by NASA-JPL, are working in a different direction: focus fusion, which focuses the plasma (more…)

  • Wales want 27 medals at Glasgow
    By on May 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sport Wales sets a target of winning 27 medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, eight more than in Delhi.

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  • Airbus E-Fan Electric Aircraft Makes First Flight
    By on May 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “The aviation industry has taken a tentative step toward electric power with the successful maiden flight of the Airbus E-Fan. The manufacturer known for the massive A380 jetliner began testing this small experimental aircraft last week, with the ultimate aim of lowering the huge carbon dioxide emissions from commercial flights. The E-FAN is powered by 120 lithium-polymer batteries, and can fly at speeds up to 136mph. Measuring (more…)

  • VIDEO: Arsenal and Everton in to FA Cup final
    By on May 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Watch highlights of the FA Women’s Cup semi-finals, with Arsenal beating Chelsea and Everton defeating Notts County.

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  • U.S. Passenger Jet Nearly Collided With Drone In March
    By on May 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    SonicSpike sends word of an FAA report that a small, remote-controlled aircraft was nearly struck by an American Airlines passenger jet as the jet was preparing to land. The pilot saw it briefly as he flew by — it was close enough that he was sure it stuck the plane, but no damage was found upon inspection. Jim Williams, head of the FAA’s drone office, said the incident highlights the risk of ubiquitous, unregulated drone use. He said, “The (more…)