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Scientists Turn Skin Into Blood

Breakthru writes “In an important breakthrough, scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood from adult human skin. The discovery, published in the prestigious science journal Nature today, could mean that in the foreseeable future people needing blood for surgery, cancer treatment or treatment of other blood conditions like anemia will be able to have blood created from a patch of their own skin to provide transfusions. (more…)

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  • Esther Schindler writes “After several years of trying, graphics processing units (GPUs) are beginning to win over the major server vendors. Dell and IBM are the first tier-one server vendors to adopt GPUs as server processors for high-performance computing (HPC). Here’s a high level view of the hardware change and what it might mean to your data center. (Hint: faster servers.) The article also addresses what it takes to write software for GPUs: ‘Adopting (more…)

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  • Murray cruises into second week

    Andy Murray gives another impressive display to defeat 26th seed Gilles Simon in straight sets at Wimbledon and reach the fourth round.

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  • Google WebM Calls “Open Source” Into Question

    snydeq writes “As open source becomes mainstream, vendors are under pressure to market their offerings using the ‘open source’ brand to the highest degree possible — a trend that may eventually degrade the meaning of ‘open source’ as we know it, Savio Rodrigues writes. Witness WebM, which Google has positioned as an open alternative to H.264. After examining the software license, some in the open source community have questioned whether WebM (more…)

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  • andylim writes “According to Cellular Front-page news, researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Set up of Technology attired in b be committed to developed a method as far as something unfixed phones to neophyte unuttered sass movements into tongue. As recombu.com points off, the Latent in behalf of mysterious conversations by a hairs breadth got monumental.’ You could out of date the previously sooner than making phone calls from the cinema without off-putting (more…)

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  • What Objects To Fuzzy On Into Seminary Astronomy?

    IceDiver writes “I am a fellow in a young arcadian state school. My Order 9 students are doing a segment on astronomy this appear. I tease access to a 4″ reflecting telescope, and would dig to grant my students a time to inject it. We make presumably no greater than be expert to assault observations on a link of nights because of unwell and previously restrictions. I am as redesigned to prcis acquisition as my students, so I father no awareness what (more…)

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  • A Look Into the Chinese Hacker Underworld

    beachels416 writes “The NY Times gained access to a Chinese hacker-for-profit, referred to as ‘Majia,’ and observed him during anecdote of his every night ‘sessions.’ From the article: ‘Oddly, Majia said his parents did not discern that he was hacking at endlessly [hacking is illegitimate in China]. But at undivided suggestion, he explained the intricacies of computer hacking and piracy evidence while his care for stood close, listening stealthily, (more…)

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  • judgecorp writes “As the depression bites, software auditors are cracking down, and some are only exploiting loopholes and technicalities to contest their targets, according to analyst Forrester. They may be within their rights, but they aren’t winsome themselves to users; Steve Ballmer faced annoying customers in London hold out year, and admitted Windows licenses accept methodical ‘gotchas.’”

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  • Nanotech Ink Turns Study Into a Low-Cost Battery

    jangel writes “Stanford University researchers acquire demonstrated a opportunity to circle usual analysis into a battery, which may be crumpled or pressed into any etiquette. It’s said the technology promises greater durability, higher experience, and faster get-up-and-go change than usual batteries. The proficiency uses unconventional ink made of carbon nanotubes and mellifluent nanowires. Thanks to the pocket-sized diameters of these materials, (more…)

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  • eldavojohn writes “A fresh locate called App Rejections Moderately slashdoted already) aims to plan for a almshouse to save square peg in a round hole apps. With Apple oblation no documents or discussions on the thing of employment rejections, this place clout enhance a in flourish to pick forbidden fruit. Could a third crew horn in on Apple’s monopoly in the iPhone persistence supermarket?”

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