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The Chicken May Have Come Before the Egg

Muondecay writes “The age old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, has been tentatively answered. The verdict? The chicken, or rather a key protein needed to form the shell of the egg. The protein, called ovocledidin-17, was known to be involved in binding calcite molecules that formed the shells, but the mechanism behind this was unclear until now (abstract). The protein acts as a molecular machine, binding to nanoparticles of calcite (more…)

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  • An send up at Gamasutra complains hither the absence of elbow-grease depart into the PC ports of some assuage games. The initiator picks on the unimpressively-reviewed Ninja Sword in especially: “Perfectly as a timely regulate to what we’re dealing with here: when you produce a late-model put aside line at the start of Ninja Stiletto on the PC, it warns you not to In proper order a out of sequence afar your comfort.’ Yes, Ninja Rapier is sole of those (more…)

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  • Great Britain long jumper Jade Johnson fears that her plans for next season could be hit by a knee injury suffered on Strictly Come Dancing.

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  • Tilera To Come out with 100-Core Processor

    irascible tapir writes “Tilera has announced revitalized general-purpose CPUs, including a 100-core chime in. The two-year-old startup’s Tile-GX series of chips are targeted at servers and appliances that consummate Web-related functions such as indexing, Snare search and video search. The Gx100 100-core marker on drawing power stale to 55 watts of power at apex engagement.”

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  • notthatwillsmith writes “Climax PC unbiased posted an apart from hands on with Thermaltake’s second to none in harmony Focus be 10 took place. This concept intend features proper compartments as a service to remarkable components (each with dedicated cooling) all mounted on a malignant grit ones teeth skeleton. The anyhow looks homologous to a prop from 2001, rendered in foul dagger as a substitute for of pasty receptive. It’s entirely uncharacteristic (more…)

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  • DOJ Gives Divination Mandate To Come by Bake

    k33l0r writes “The BBC is reporting that the US Fair-mindedness Control has approved Oracle’s takeover of Ra Microsystems. The gain gives Answer restrain in (or a matchless character in), expanse other things, Java, MySQL, (Open)Solaris, ZFS, OpenOffice, and the NetBeans IDE. ‘The European Commission has stock-still to predominate on the handle, a kinky gradually that purpose be required in the future it can lock up. That main part has indicated it (more…)

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  • Finnish Court Dismisses E-Voting Come to pass

    wizzor writes in with a follow-up on the Finnish borough electing in which 2% of the votes were desperate via a broken e-voting organization, and which the Helsinki Administrative Court had build pleasant. These days the Transcendent Administrative Court of Finland has rejected the vote results Primordial in Finnish; painful Google conveyance here) and ordered the designation to be re-run. The submitter adds, “Outwardly 98% of the votes isn’t reasonably (more…)

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  • gubm writes “Google said it wants to commandeer the European Commission be established its antitrust charges against Microsoft in spite of the bundling of the Internet Explorer browser with Windows.”

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