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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 17 declined, 3 accepted (20 total, 15.00% accepted)


Submission + - Campaign to build Babbage's Analytical Engine->

WhiteDragon writes: The Telegraph is reporting that there is a possibility of building the Analytical Engine, the steam-powered computer designed by the 19th century mathematician Charles Babbage that would have been the world's first general-purpose (perhaps even Turing Complete) computer.
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Submission + - Google Acquires BumpTop, a 3D Desktop Developer | ->

WhiteDragon writes: "Google has acquired Bump Technologies Inc., better known as the creators of BumpTop--a freeware application that transforms one's generic, two-dimensional desktop into a walled, three-dimensional, navigable display. In addition, the software is fully compatible with multi-touch gesturing as well, provided one's hardware supports such technology."
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Submission + - Girl with one eye wants webcam prosthetic->

WhiteDragon writes: "Engadget is reporting on Tanya Vlach, a San Francisco-based artist, who lost her eye in a 2005 car accident, and now keeps a blog chronicling the "monocular life." She's got a real-enough looking prosthetic peeper, but Tanya's a self-described "sci-fi geek," and, with the approval of her doctor, she's put out a call for engineers to build her a camera... for her fake eye."
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Submission + - Giant Rat, Tiny Possim Discovered in Indonesian Ju->

WhiteDragon writes: "Researchers in a remote jungle in Indonesia have discovered a giant rat and a tiny possum that are apparently new to science, underscoring the stunning biodiversity of the Southeast Asian nation, scientists announced Monday. More information at the National Geographic story"
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