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  • Volunteers Wanted For Simulated 520-Day Mars Trip
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    anglico writes ‘Starting in 2010, an international crew of six will simulate a 520-day round-trip to Mars, including a 30-day stay on the martian surface. In reality, they will live and work in a sealed facility in Moscow, Russia, to investigate the psychological and medical aspects of a long-duration space mission. ESA is looking for European volunteers to take part.’

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  • Video: 9 year old scores ridiculous hockey goal
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    Oliver Wahlstrom’s shootout attempt in the Boston Bruins “TD Bank Mini 1-on-1″ competition.

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  • Microsoft discusses Wii-esque Project Natal branding
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    While we may be nervous about Microsoft’s Project Natal branding strategy — remember, that’s just a codename — the suits in Redmond share no such concern. That’s because the Natal project is following Nintendo’s lead in more ways than just easy-to-play, motion-based technology. It’s also following Nintendo’s branding strategy.

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  • Can IT Make Airports Greener — and More Efficient?
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    A million-dollar research project just announced aims to bring computing power to bear on every aspect of airport operations, with the goal of cutting waste and pollution while reducing delays and speeding baggage handling.

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  • Uncapped trio get Scotland call
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    Alex Grove, Alan MacDonald and Richie Vernon are in Scotland’s squad for the first time, but there is no place for Dan Parks against Fiji.

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  • Some Users Say Win7 Wants To Remove iTunes, Google Toolbar
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    Foofoobar writes “Due to a strike with the UK’s postal system, people in Great Britain are getting copies of Windows 7 early and have already posted their experiences about the install process. Some have an easy time but others post installs taking 3 hours including Windows asking them to remove iTunes and Google toolbar prior to installation.” The article indicates that many of these early users, though, are having better luck.

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  • Surfacescapes puts Dungeons & Dragons on Microsoft’s Surface
    By on October 21, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    We’ve seen some fancy applications for Microsoft’s Surface, the touchable, strokable, caressable computing device/big-ass table, but not a single one has made us twitter in nerdy glee like Surfacescapes. Created by a team at Carnegie Mellon University, it’s an implementation of Dungeons & Dragons in 3D

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  • PS3 Wand Controller Conceptual Design [PICS]
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    Sleek PS3 Wand Controller Concept Incorporates Motion Sensing Technology and is a great way to play video games on the PS3.

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  • Google Envisions 10 Million Servers
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    miller60 writes “Google never says how many servers are running in its data centers. But a recent presentation by a Google engineer shows that the company is preparing to manage as many as 10 million servers in the future. At this month’s ACM conference on large-scale computing, Google’s Jeff Dean said he’s working on a storage and computation system called Spanner, which will automatically allocate resources across data centers, and be designed for (more…)

  • USPS worker busted for stealing 2,200 GameFly games
    By on October 21, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A United States Postal worker has admitted in federal court that he stole 2,200 videogames addressed to Philadelphia-area GameFly customers.

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