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+ - 3 PS3s Used to "See"->

Submitted by Form-o-Stuff
Form-o-Stuff (706090) writes "Researchers at UC Irvine and Dartmouth College were among the first-place winners of IBM's Cell Broadband Engine Professor University Challenge for networking 3 Playstation-3s to mimic the brain's visual process. "The efficiency of the team's work with the system became evident when it was reported that there is only a one-second delay in the amount of time that it takes for the device to recognize an object." From the UC Irvine school paper."
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Star Wars Prequels

+ - Watching Star Wars in Tehran

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Anonymous Coward writes "New on the Bad Guys blog:

The Iranians finally got around to showing Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith on TV last month, with some added commentary. Turns out we Americans have the story all wrong. George Lucas's sci-fi saga, they tell us, is in fact a parable about our own day and age. And guess who the bad guys are... So George Bush is Anakin Skywalker... Dick Cheney — he must be Darth Sidious. Or is he Count Dooku? More at:
  http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/badguys/070508/w atching_star_wars_in_tehran.htm"

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