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+ - NYC loses appeal to ban large sugary drinks->

Submitted by mpicpp
mpicpp (3454017) writes "New York's Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that New York City's ban on large sugary drinks, which was previously blocked by lower courts, is illegal.

"We hold that the New York City Board of Health, in adopting the 'Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule,' exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority," the ruling said.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had pushed for the ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces as a way to fight obesity and other health problems."

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+ - Western Africa Ebola Outbreak Continues->

Submitted by symbolset
symbolset (646467) writes "The ongoing outbreak, the first Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, continues unabated after four months. Today's report from Sierra Leone, where 8 patients were "rescued" from care this week and taken into the community: suspected cases have tripled in the last three days. All affected countries have new patients in this latest report."
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+ - D-Wave Quantum Computers Able to Demonstrate Entanglement->

Submitted by lecoupdejarnac
lecoupdejarnac (1742408) writes "A study published by the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review X shows that D-Wave's quantum computers are able to attain at least 8-qubits of entanglement:

"Dr Federico Spedalieri of University of Southern California's Viterbi Information Sciences Institute and co-author of the paper, said: 'There's no way around it. Only quantum systems can be entangled. This test provides the experimental proof that we've been looking for.'""

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Comment: Old news? (Score 4, Interesting) 135

by KClaisse (#46912169) Attached to: Is There a Limit To a Laser's Energy?
There was an article from 2010 that talked about the theoretical limit to laser beam energy. From the article:

"At high laser intensities interaction of the created electron and positron with the laser field can lead to production of multiple new particles and thus to formation of an avalanche-like electromagnetic cascade"

Here's the link to the article in question: http://physicsbuzz.physicscent...

That article was ultimately using this article as a source.

+ - Astronomers Solve Puzzle of the Mountains That Fell From Space 1

Submitted by KentuckyFC
KentuckyFC (1144503) writes "Iapetus, Saturn’s third largest moon, was first photographed by the Cassini spacecraft on 31 December 2004. The images created something of a stir. Clearly visible was a narrow, steep ridge of mountains that stretch almost halfway around the moon’s equator. The question that has since puzzled astronomers is how this mountain range got there. Now evidence is mounting that this mountain range is not the result of tectonic or volcanic activity, like mountain ranges on other planets. Instead, astronomers are increasingly convinced that this mountain range fell from space. The latest evidence is a study of the shape of the mountains using 3-D images generated from Cassini data. They show that the angle of the mountainsides is close to the angle of repose, that’s the greatest angle that a granular material can form before it landslides. That’s not proof but it certainly consistent with this exotic formation theory. So how might this have happened? Astronomers think that early in its life, Iapetus must have been hit by another moon, sending huge volumes of ejecta into orbit. Some of this condensed into a new moon that escaped into space. However, the rest formed an unstable ring that gradually spiralled in towards the moon, eventually depositing the material in a narrow ridge around the equator. Cassini’s next encounter with Iapetus will be in 2015 which should give astronomers another chance to study the strangest mountain range in the Solar System."

+ - Bullied Student Records Bullies, Gets Hit With Felony Charges For Violation->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Here comes another story highlighting the danger of schools "outsourcing" their disciplinary problems to law enforcement. As we've stated before, this does nothing more than turn routine misconduct into criminal behavior, which is a great way to derail a student's future.

A Pennsylvania teen, who claimed to have been bullied constantly (and ignored by school administration), made an audio recording of his tormentors using a school-supplied iPad. He brought this to the school's attention, which duly responded by calling the cops to have him arrested for violating Pennsylvania's wiretapping law. (h/t to Techdirt reader btr1701)

Maybe the future holds better outcomes, but for right now, everyone involved had a chance to stop this from reaching this illogical conclusion, but no one — from the administrators to their legal team to local law enforcement to the presiding judge — was interested in reining this in. In the end, it looks as though an innate desire to punish someone was satisfied every step of the way."

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+ - Valve makes a move on mobile platforms->

Submitted by dotarray
dotarray (1747900) writes "Even though the announcement only mentions one game — the original Portal — and not its sequel, it marks an exciting milestone: This is the first time Valve has moved into the mobile space — the Shield is powered by Android. This suggests the Source Engine is happy to run on ARM processors, meaning that other Source games could potentially also make the leap to other ARM devices like mobile phones and tablets."
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+ - Russian Army Spetsnaz Special Forces Teams Arrested Operating In Ukraine-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Examiner reports, "The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) confirmed March 16 the arrest of a group of Russians in the Zaporizhzhia (Zaporozhye) region of Ukraine. The men were armed with firearms, explosives and unspecified 'special technical means'. This follows the March 14 arrest ... of several Russians dressed black uniforms with no insignia, armed with AKS-74 assault rifles and in possession of numerous ID cards under various names. One of which was an ID card of Military Intelligence Directorate of the Russian armed forces; commonly known as 'Spetsnaz'. ... Spetsnaz commandos operating in eastern Ukraine would have the missions encompassing general ground reconnaissance of Ukrainian army units ... missions they may perform preparatory to a Russian invasion would be planting explosives at key communications choke points to hinder movement of Ukrainian forces; seizing control of roads, rail heads, bridges and ports for use by arriving Russian combat troops; and possibly capturing or assassinating Ukrainian generals or politicians in key positions ... Spetsnaz also infiltrate themselves into local populations ... Once in place they begin ‘stirring the pot’ of ethnic and political strife with the goal of creating violent clashes usually involving firearms and destabilizing local authority." — More at Forbes, The Daily Beast and The New Republic."
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+ - Can I buy the Classic interface? 3

Submitted by Max Hyre
Max Hyre (1974) writes "LWN almost went under a number of years ago because its volunteer editors couldn't afford to keep it up. The readers rose up and insisted that they be allowed to pay for it.

Can we do the same for Classic?

I'm a nerd. I read. I'm the one in the museum ignoring the display and reading the description. I want text, easily accessible, clearly laid out, and plenty of it. I'll pay to keep the UI I know and love.

The Beta has none of those characteristics. The Beta site is repellent, unusable, and unneeded. I won't use it, and if ``Classic'' goes away, I won't visit /., and it'll be a pity.

How much do you actually receive in revenue for each user? I suspect I'll match it to keep the status quo. Ask us what it's worth to us. I'd certainly pay $1/month, and would think about $5/month. I bet that I'm not alone."

+ - Making rare metal by mixing the two metals on both sides of the periodic table-> 1

Submitted by wingwatcher
wingwatcher (1022019) writes "Prof. Hiroshi Kitagawa in Kyoto Univ made artificial Rhodium (45) by mixing Ruthenium (44) and Palladium (46). The price of artificial Rhodium is US $4-14 per gram, and the price of natural Rhodium is US $40 per gram. Kitagawa said "It was a simple idea. We want to make other rare metals by the same way". This is alchemy."
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+ - Valve offers free subscription to Debian developers: paying it forward-> 1

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Valve Software, the makers of Steam OS, is already winning praise from the larger free and open source community – mainly because of their pro-community approach. Now the company is ‘giving back’ to Debian by offering free subscription to Debian Developer. This subscription will offer full access to current and future games produced by Valve. Since Steam OS is based on Debian GNU/Linux it’s a nice way of Valve to say ‘thank you’ to Debian developers."
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+ - Who Owns The Federal Reserve - YouTube->

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An anonymous reader writes "Who Owns The Federal Reserve?"Each one of the twelve banks is a separate closely-held corporation. We're literally owned by the banks in our district. Since we are private corporations we pay property tax and everything else."~ Jerry Nelson, Corporate Communications for the Federal Reserve, 2009Top 50 Sharholders of The Federal Reserve As Shown Here:http://www.ffiec.gov/nicpubweb/nicweb/Top50Form.aspxHere's the Top 10:JPMORGAN CHASEhttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000103&cycle=2012BANK OF AMERICAhttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000090&cycle=2012CITIGROUP INChttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000071&cycle=2012WELLS FARGO & COMPANYhttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000019743&cycle=2012GOLDMAN SACHS GROUPhttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000085&cycle=2012MORGAN STANLEYhttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000106&cycle=2012AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUPhttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000123&cycle=2012GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATIONhttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000125&cycle=2012BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORPORATIONhttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000021765U.S. BANCORPSee How Much Money These Multinational Corporations Give To Your Elected Officials Here:http://www.opensecrets.org/Thanks For Watching and Please Share and Subscribe:http://www.youtube.com/user/MrPeaceandLibertyTagswho owns the federal reserve,who really owns the federal reserve,who owns the federal reserve rothschild,history of the federal reserve,who owns the federal reserve yahoo,who owns the federal reserve wikipedia,who owns the federal reserve central banks,federal reserve conspiracy,federal reserve history,federal reserve bank,federal reserve jobs,federal reserve interest rates,federal reserve act,federal reserve system

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