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Submission + - Publicly funded GMO research facing destruction (google.com)

ChromeAeonium writes: Shortly after the events in Rothamsted Research in the UK, where a publicly funded trial of wheat genetically engineered to repel aphids was threatened by activists with destruction and required police protection, another publicly funded experiment involving genetically engineered crops faces possible destruction (original in Italian). The trial, which is being conducted by researchers at the University of Tuscia in Italy on cherries, olives, and kiwis genetically engineered to have traits such as fungal disease resistance, started three decades ago. When field research of GE plants was banned in Italy in 2002, the trial received an extension to avoid being declared illegal, but was denied another in 2008, and following a complaint from the Genetic Rights Foundation, now faces destruction on June 12th, despite appeals from scientists. The researchers claim that the destruction is scientifically unjustifiable (only the male kiwis produce transgenic pollen and their flowers are removed) and wish to gather more information from the long running experiment.

Submission + - SPAM: Inflatable Wind Turbine Blimp Passes Tests

An anonymous reader writes: With their contribution to the energularity, Altaeros Energies, a wind power company formed out of MIT, has been able to generate high altitude power from a prototype of its floating wind turbine in a test in Maine.
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Submission + - Hacker does a DIY Amiga in FPGA (hetnet.nl)

An anonymous reader writes: Developer Dennis van Weeren recently announced completion of his from-scratch completely re-engineered Amiga chipset. His PCB design is fully operational and compatible and his verilog code has been released under GPL. Will this finally give the Amiga community a new breath of life?

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.