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Network

+ - Longest connection 100Gbps infrastructure->

Submitted by Device666
Device666 (901563) writes "The educational ICT provider SURFnet and the Geneva-based CERN research organization started in July with a test phase, after the line in recent weeks by gaining access to the AMS-IX was put into use. Meanwhile, the 100 GbE line, which spans a distance of 1650 kilometers, with a success rate of 100Gbps has been achieved.

It's the longest 100Gbps connection in the world, says AMS-IX Internet Exchange. Although the organization is not indicating what the connection might be used for, it can be used in the analysis of data from the LHC particle accelerator, which lies north of Geneva. The particle accelerator that generates a total of 15 petabytes of data, and some is analyzed in the Netherlands as Nikhef investigates proton-proton collisions."

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Patents

+ - Steve Balmer hired by McCain...?

Submitted by Device666
Device666 (901563) writes "The Daily Background has published an article mentioning that McCain wants to hire Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer. McCain is advised by ultra-pro software patents advocates, and he shows now that he is very close to large corporations. The 70 year old presidential hopeful also said that he would ask Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to serve on his cabinet to deal with technology issues if elected. He did not however say what position Ballmer might be hired in, but did joke that he might consider him for a diplomatic position, such as ambassador to China."
Patents

+ - McCain wants to hire Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer

Submitted by Device666
Device666 (901563) writes "The Daily Background has published an article mentioning that McCain wants to hire Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer.
McCain is advised by ultra-pro software patents advocates, and he shows now that he is very close to large corporations. The 70 year old presidential hopeful also said that he would ask Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to serve on his cabinet to deal with technology issues if elected. He did not however say what position Ballmer might be hired in, but did joke that he might consider him for a diplomatic position, such as ambassador to China."
Announcements

+ - Odd fossil trees provide vital clues to climate

Submitted by Device666
Device666 (901563) writes "uly 31, 2007 — It may look like a haunted forest — but a rare cluster of fossilized trees is luring scientists in, not scaring them away. [...] The remains of the 16 uncovered trees [...] are an oddity because they did not petrify, or turn to stone, as preserved trees usually do. Instead, the trees retain their original wood, giving scientists vital clues to the puzzling geology and climate of ancient central Europe.

"The importance of the findings is that so many trees got preserved in their original position in one place," Alfred Dulai, a geologist at the Hungarian Natural History Museum."

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