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  • Kilogram Gets Controversial; Why Not Split the Difference?
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    gbrumfiel writes “As Slashdot has noted, the kilogram has a problem. The SI unit is officially defined as the weight of a 130-year-old platinum-iridium cylinder in France. But the physical object appears to be getting lighter. Scientists want to replace the cylinder with a new standard based on Planck’s constant, but two experiments designed to facilitate the switch keep coming up with different results. Now one researcher is proposing a solution: (more…)



  • Nasri set for three-week absence
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    Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri faces a three week lay-off after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half of Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Huddersfield.

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Patches Up Wounded Gameplay
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops has been great – on Xbox 360. Sadly the PS3 version has been plagued with problems. Fortunately, Treyarch has released a massive patch that should improve the situation. Here’s the complete list of fixes.

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  • Philadelphia Eagles to Tag Michael Vick, Listen to Kevin Kolb Offers
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    The Philadelphia Eagles will make it official next month and place its franchise tag on quarterback Michael Vick, a league source confirmed this week.

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