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Comment Re:Makes me wonder... (Score 1) 509 509

Actually my credit union allows me to do this. My Friend has to sign some paper form that will allow me to transfer funds from my account to his and optionally from his to mine. Of course you aren't able to transfer from their account to yours. This only works if they also bank at the same credit union. Their online bill pay also has a "Pay an Individual" option thats free and will either cut them a paper check or auto-transfer to their bank if you have the deatils

Submission + - GlaxoSmithKline Open sourcing Malaria Drugs-> 2 2

BoofBaf writes: Open sourcing has revolutionized everything from software architecture to agriculture to the way we archive knowledge, so why can't it find a cure for malaria? That seems to be the reasoning behind pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's decision to offer up detailed information on 13,500 chemical compounds from its database in hopes that an "open lab" will find a cure for malaria.
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Japanese Begin Working On Space Elevator 696 696

thebryce writes "From cyborg housemaids and waterpowered cars to dog translators and rocket boots, Japanese boffins have racked up plenty of near-misses in the quest to turn science fiction into reality. Now the finest scientific minds of Japan are devoting themselves to cracking the greatest sci-fi vision of all: the space elevator. Man has so far conquered space by painfully and inefficiently blasting himself out of the atmosphere but the 21st century should bring a more leisurely ride to the final frontier. Japan is increasingly confident that its sprawling academic and industrial base can solve those issues, and has even put the astonishingly low price tag of a trillion yen (£5 billion) on building the elevator. Japan is renowned as a global leader in the precision engineering and high-quality material production without which the idea could never be possible."

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