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  • VIDEO: Storey revels in first GB gold
    By on August 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    Sarah Storey shares her joy after cruising to the Paralympic gold medal in the women’s C5 individual pursuit.

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  • LG Builds Working Flexible Cable Battery
    By on August 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    MrSeb writes with news on work toward flexible batteries good enough for Real World use (you have to power those flexible electrionics somehow). From the article: “LG Chem … has devised a cable-type lithium-ion battery that’s just a few millimeters in diameter, and is flexible enough to be tied in knots, worn as a bracelet, or woven into textiles. The underlying chemistry of the cable-type battery is the same as the lithium-ion battery (more…)

  • Bionic Eye Lets Blind Woman Experience Vision
    By on August 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Australian researchers implanted a bionic eye with 24 electrodes in Ms Dianne Ashworth, a 54-year-old who had limited vision due to a inherited condition called retinitis pigmentosa. The implant has allowed her to see flashes of light and shapes when researchers deliver electrical pulses to the device. From the article: ‘This early prototype consists of a retinal implant with 24 electrodes. A small lead wire (more…)

  • Serena progresses to third round
    By on August 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Fourth seed Serena Williams eases into the US Open third round after an easy win over Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.

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  • Ask Slashdot: Best *nix Distro For a Dynamic File Server?
    By on August 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader (citing “silly workplace security policies”) writes “I’m in charge of developing for my workplace a particular sort of ‘dynamic’ file server for handling scientific data. We have all the hardware in place, but can’t figure out what *nix distro would work best. Can the great minds at Slashdot pool their resources and divine an answer? Some background: We have sensor units scattered across a couple square miles of undeveloped (more…)

  • VIDEO: Divine inspiration for basketballers
    By on August 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    The ParalympicsGB women’s wheelchair basketball team have been shooting some hoops at St Paul’s Cathedral as hopes run high of a medal at London 2012.

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  • RapidShare Urges US To Punish Linking Sites and Not File-Sharing Sites
    By on August 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    hypnosec writes “RapidShare has said that the U.S. government should crack down on linking sites rather than punishing file-sharing sites and strangling innovation. The file-sharing site is understandably a little worried about the recent crackdowns on sites involved in or found to be promoting piracy. Daniel Raimer, RapidShare’s Chief Legal Officer, is to meet with technology leaders and law enforcement at the Technology Policy Institute (more…)

  • Smyth maintains Olympic ambition
    By on August 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Paralympic star Jason Smyth aims to achieve his goal of competing at an Olympics despite missing out on the recent London Games.

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  • Polish Olympian to auction medal
    By on August 16, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    A Polish windsurfer who won bronze at the London Olympics is to auction her medal to help a five-year-old neighbour with cystic fibrosis.

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  • Saudi Arabia Objects To Proposed.gay gTLD, Among Others
    By on August 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Qedward writes “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has objected to a variety of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) ranging from .porn and .sexy to .wine and .bar and .bible, according to records of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The organisation said in June it had received 1930 applications for gTLD ‘strings,’ of which 911 came from North America and 675 from Europe. Saudi Arabia’s Communication and Information (more…)