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Robotics

+ - Biped walking robots that walk like man->

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ErrorBase writes "Since the start of the Delft Biorobotics Laboratory research has been done on the development of walking bipeds, based on the principle of passive dynamic walking. Flame is our first fully 3D walking robot with electric actuation. Similar as in the previous model, Maxon DC motors are used to actuate several joints: two sagittal ankle joints, two sagittal knee joints, two sagittal hip joints and one lateral hip joint (for sideways foot placement)."
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Security

+ - Software patent defendant seeks support of FOSS

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ErrorBase writes "Linux.com writes : Barracuda Networks is actively seeking the support of the free and open source software (FOSS) community in its battle against a patent suit brought against it by Trend Micro. The suit revolves around Barracuda's distribution of Clam Antivirus (ClamAV), the well-known FOSS security software, with its firewall and Web filter hardware appliances. Story ia also here and here.
Is it again a clear case of "If you can't win, then sue". Or is Barracuda pulling FOSS in the water for pure self interest.
There are already calls to Boycott Trend Micro, complete with fancy artwork."
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+ - Showing off the power of Beryl

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ErrorBase writes "Someone has posted a video on YouTube showing off the power of Beryl. Some features are undeniably cool *and* helpful (i.e. making the box transparent). Others are fun, like scattering top tray icons over the desktop. Also the 'old' window dragging is shown in detail. For me it has a higher WOW factor than the 'window deck' of Vista, but just see that for yourself."
Networking

+ - Putting over 300Gbps through optical fiber

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ErrorBase writes "The Dutch IT Weekly Automatiseringsgids is reporting (in Dutch) that university graduates have found a way to push 320Gbps and more through normal optical fiber, leaving the normal maximum far behind. Instead of using wavelength division multiplexing, they use Optical Time Division Multiplexing (OTDM). The project was part of the Freeband OTDM project."

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