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+ - Microsoft details how .Net split to .Net Core and .Net Framework

Submitted by I will be back
I will be back (3119157) writes "Immo Landwerth added few more detail on the Open Source .Net Core. Using recipes from mono cookbook .Net Core was built modular as unified Base Class Library (BCL), so you can install only necessary packages of Core and ship it with application using NuGet. So NuGet becomes the first class citizen and the default tool to deliver .Net Core packages.
As smaller and cross-platform subset of .Net Framework it will have it's own updated schedule and will be updated few times a year, where .Net will be updated once a year. At a time of release of .Net 4.6, Core will be a clear subset of .Net Framework. With future iterations it will be ahead of .Net Framework and some features of new versions on .Net Core will not be available in current .Net Framework but will be synchronized on a next release.

The .NET Core platform is a new .NET stack that is optimized for open source development and agile delivery on NuGet. We’re working with the Mono community to make it great on Windows, Linux and Mac, and Microsoft will support it on all three platforms.

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+ - Trains may soon come equipped with debris-zapping lasers->

Submitted by Molly McHugh
Molly McHugh (3774987) writes "Holland's chief transportation service is testing a unique new way to clear the rails of fallen leaves and other small debris: by mounting lasers on the fronts of locomotives. The lasers will cause the leaves, which produce a condition commonly referred to as "slippery rail" in the fall and winter months, to vanish in a puff of air."
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+ - A second act for the Wooly Mammoth?

Submitted by Clark Schultz
Clark Schultz (3502515) writes "The premise behind Jurassic Park just got a bit realer after scientists in South Korea said they are optimistic they can extract enough DNA from the blood of a preserved wooly mammoth to clone the long-extinct mammal. The ice-wrapped wooly mammoth was found last year on an island off of Siberia. The development is being closely-watched by the scientific community with opinion sharply divided on the ethics of the project."

+ - Cisco complains to Obama about NSA adding spyware to routers

Submitted by pdclarry
pdclarry (175918) writes "Glenn Greenwald's book No Place to Hide reveals that the NSA intercepts shipments of networking gear destined for overseas and adds spyware. Cisco has responded by asking the President to intervene and stop this practice, as it has severely hurt their non-US business, with shipments to other countries falling from 7% for emerging countries to over 25% for Brazil and Russia."

+ - Scientists propose collider that could turn light into matter

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Imperial College London physicists have discovered how to create matter from light — a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorised 80 years ago. From the article: 'A pair of researchers predicted a method for turning light into matter 80 years ago, and now a new team of scientists are proposing a technique that could make that method happen in the purest way yet. The proposed method involves colliding two photons — the massless particles of light — that have extremely high energies to transform them into two particles with mass, and researchers in the past have been able to prove that it works. But in replicating that old method, known as Breit–Wheeler pair production, they had to introduce particles that did have mass into the process. Imperial College London researchers, however, say that it's now possible to create a collider that only includes photons.'"

+ - 1 TB memory chip about to become reality->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "Toshiba, teaming up with its memory partner Sandisk, in a deal worth a reported 500 billion yen ($4.84 billion) to set up a plant to produce flash chip which can be as large as One Terabyte (TB) each

Inside the 1TB flash chip several layers of wafers would be stacked on top of each other using the 3D packing technique

The different layers of wafer would hooked on and linked to each others using the through-silicon via (TSV) technology

The proposed chip would be 16 times as large as the 64gigabyte (GB) flash chip Toshiba produces."

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