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  • Dark Matter Could Be Detected With ‘Scintillating Bolometer’
    By on September 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    “One of the biggest challenges in physics today is to discover the true nature of dark matter, which cannot be directly observed – even though it seems to make up one-quarter of the matter of the Universe. So we have to attempt to detect it using prototypes such as the one we have developed,” says researcher Eduardo García Abancéns.

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  • Arizona Game and Fish Sued Over Death of Last Wild Jaguar
    By on September 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    They thought the jaguar had a thyroid problem so they operated and he died during the operation – turns out his thyroid was fine, he was just thirsty.

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  • By the Numbers: A Breakdown of American Gaming Ownership
    By on September 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Since November 2006, NPD’s monthly console sales reports have provided the best publicly available data on the North American console market. But while these reports give a good rough sketch of the size and shape of the market, they leave unanswered some rather important questions.

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  • The First Geek Wedding At a LinuxFest
    By on September 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    At the Ohio LinuxFest yesterday, two Linux geeks were married — or had their projects merged into a single trunk, as the officiant, Lord Drachenblut, put it. The wedding of Randy Noseworthy (proprietor of the Juiced Penguin) and Janet Edmonson was announced last week and was live-tweeted by at least one attendee — here’s his photo of the happy couple. There’s also a video of the ceremony, at which Jon “Maddog” Hall offered a blessing via (more…)

  • Perry powers into lead in Atlanta
    By on September 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Kenny Perry shoots four birdies in his opening four holes to help him to a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the Tour Championship event in Atlanta.

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  • Bytejacker: Sneaking Past the Censors
    By on September 26, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Check out the 1st episode of Rev3′s new show. Bytejacker is the best source for discovering independent & downloadable video games in the universe!

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  • Hamilton on top as Brawn struggle
    By on September 26, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Lewis Hamilton will start the Singapore Grand Prix on pole position as the title contending Brawn drivers suffer a bad qualifying session.

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  • Ex-Giants WR Plaxico Burress begins jail time immediately
    By on September 26, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ex-Giants WR Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years, begins serving jail time immediately -

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  • NFL has no plans to lighten blackout rules
    By on September 26, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the NFL waived its television blackout policy so Saints fans could watch even if games moved to Baton Rouge didn’t sell out. Now, under extraordinary circumstances of a different sort — a recession that has made football tickets an unaffordable luxury for many — the league isn’t budging.

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  • UK Musicians Back Watered-Down “Three-Strikes” Rule
    By on September 26, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A brace of anonymous readers sent along coverage of UK musicians who have turned around to support three strikes, or a milder variant of it. What they suggest is more like “three strikes and you’re hobbled” — after a third offense a downloader would be not disconnected, but rate-limited. The artists involved include Lily Allen, George Michael, and Sandie Shaw. The Guardian has more details. The final quote from the music industry, striking out (more…)