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+ - Man walks after nose cells repair spinal cord->

Submitted by tiberus
tiberus (258517) writes "A 40-year-old paralyzed man from Bulgaria can now walk again with the aid of a frame after breakthrough surgery transplanted cells from his nose into his spinal cord, which had been severed in a knife attack.

After undergoing surgery to transplant cells from his nose to his spinal cord, a paralyzed man from Bulgaria is able to walk again. The procedure effectively provided a "bridge" over the injury site so nerve cells — encouraged by the special nose cells — could regrow across the scar tissue."

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+ - The woman who should have been the first female astronaut.

Submitted by StartsWithABang
StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "We like to think of the Mercury 7 — the very first group of NASA astronauts — as the "best of the best," having been chosen from a pool of over 500 of the top military test pilots after three rounds of intense physical and mental tests. Yet when women were allowed to take the same tests, one of them clearly distinguished herself, outperforming practically all of the men. If NASA had really believed in merit, Jerrie Cobb would have been the first female in space, even before Valentina Tereshkova, more than 50 years ago. She still deserves to go."

Comment: Re:too much multi pathing at that frequency (Score 1) 52

by Obscene_CNN (#48183417) Attached to: Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum
The laws of physics are the same as they were 5 years ago. The farther you multipath the more you multipath. The more you multipath the more multipath fading sets in. Each reflection causes a loss in signal strength. Unless they want to set up cell towers every 100 meters its not going to work.

Comment: too much multi pathing at that frequency (Score 2) 52

by Obscene_CNN (#48182523) Attached to: Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum
There will be too much multi pathing at that frequency. At that high of a frequency the signals bounce off objects instead of penetrating through them. This means that you will need clear line of sight to the cell tower for it to work. Leaves , rain, fog, snow etc will block the signal.

+ - Microsoft serves takedown notices to videos not infringing on anything->

Submitted by mrnick
mrnick (108356) writes "Microsoft serves youtube takedown notices on many youtube videos that do not appear to have any DRM issue. They say there was an algorithm problem and that non offending notices will be removed. The premise was that these videos had embedded windows keys in the comments. Is the video creator responsible for the comments on their video?"
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+ - What Are the Best Programs Written By a Single Person?->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "While programming is generally considered a solitary task, most developers still work as part of team, dividing up coding responsibilities for a single piece of software and generally helping each other out during the process. But sometimes a lone genius coder creates something so impressive that other developers take note. ITworld's Phil Johnson rounded up 8 software programs written by one person that the developer community has deemed to be particularly impressive pieces of code. Making the list: Fabrice Bellard’s JSLinux, Richard Stallman’s GNU Emacs, and Chris Sawyer’s RollerCoaster Tycoon among notable others."
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+ - Is the E-Cat just the work of a charlatan?

Submitted by StartsWithABang
StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "Last week, outlets reported an independent test of the E-cat, an alleged cold fusion device that could revolutionize energy for our world. Or, alternatively, it could simply be a hoax perpetrated by a charlatan and a team of either accomplices or incompetents. How would you distinguish between the two? When you look at the scientific standards, the results of the "independent test" leave a lot to be desired."

+ - Fracking to improve geothermal energy.->

Submitted by Obscene_CNN
Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "On the Newberry volcano in Oregon an experiment began to enhance geothermal energy output. Stimulation of the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Demonstration injection well, NWG 55-29, began on September 23. Since then they have successfully injected approximately 3,000,000 gallons of water into the expanding EGS reservoir. The first microseismic events (earthquakes) associated with stimulation were recorded on September 28, and to date over 200 events have been located by the microseismic array (MSA)."
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Comment: Re:So confused (Score 3, Insightful) 376

by Obscene_CNN (#48153559) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq
The chemical weapons were widely dispersed around Iraq by Saddam Husein's Regime. The cover story about there not being any was created to to try and prevent terrorist scouring all of the hidden weapons caches in Iraq for chemical weapons before the US troops had time to find and destroy them. Sadly, after the administration changed it was politically advantageous to perpetuate the cover story and discontinue chem weapons search efforts.

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