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Dubai Is Building a Refrigerated Beach 249

Posted by samzenpus
from the building-ice-castles dept.
dataxtream writes "The world's first refrigerated beach is to be built at a luxury hotel in Dubai, located along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf. The beach will include heat-absorbing pipes under the sand along with large wind blowers, which will keep tourists cool and guard their feet against the hot sand. Half of me says these guys need a reality check, the other half wants to go there." I believe I've just thought of a way we could solve this whole global warming thing I've been hearing about.
Biotech

+ - Fat 'counters vitamin C benefits'

Submitted by Mark of THE CITY
Mark of THE CITY writes: A team at the University of Glasgow found that Vitamin C's health effects are negated by the presence of fat in the diet. Maybe all those doughnuts, washed down with V8, weren't such a good idea, after all.
United States

+ - Why cell phones are still grounded

Submitted by jcatcw
jcatcw writes: Mike Elgan argues that the the real reason that cell phones calls are not allowed is fear of crowd control problems if calls are allowed during flight. Also, the airlines like keeping passengers ignorant about ground conditions. The two public reasons, interference with other systems, could easily be tested, but neither the FAA nor the FCC manage to do such testing.
Databases

+ - Data Centers Breathe Easier with Less Oxygen

Submitted by danbert8
danbert8 writes: PC World has an article about an interesting new idea for datacenter fire protection. What better protection is there than prevention? From the article:

Air is composed of about 21 percent oxygen, 78 percent nitrogen and 1 percent of other gases. Fire needs the oxygen to burn, and lower percentages of oxygen makes it more difficult or impossible for fire to start.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,129918/article.h tml
Enlightenment

+ - 10 Reasons Why "Tech Speak" Is The Best La

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Develdevil
Develdevil writes: "http://www.tfproject.org/tfp/showthread.php?t=1145 36

While knowing how to speak Spanish will secure you a customer service job in Los Angeles, knowing how to speak French will make you sound sexier, and knowing how to speak Japanese will make all of your hentai games more interesting, if you know "Tech Speak," you're already 10 times more versatile than all those other bilingual show-offs."

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