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Submitted by calinduca
calinduca (1334025) writes "Artificial blood that could one day be used in humans without side effects has been created by scientists in Romania. The blood contains water and salts along with a protein known as hemerythrin which is extracted from sea worms. Researchers from Babe-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, hope it could help end blood supply shortages and prevent infections through donations."
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Comment: Re:Congratulations, I guess... (Score 1) 82

by calinduca (#38351736) Attached to: The Encyclopedia of Sci-fi Goes Live Online

On CREATING a site that is so UNREADABLE I can hardly tell if the INFORMATION is worth putting up with.

Seriously, changing the color of links is enough. I don't need every other word in caps in an article.

Van VOGT, A E Tagged: Author

(1912-2000) Canadian writer who moved to the USA at the end of 1944 after establishing his name as one of the creators of John W CAMPBELL Jr's GOLDEN AGE OF SF with a flood of material in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, starting with "Black Destroyer" (July 1939 ASTOUNDING), though he had been active for several years in various other genres.

Wow... Long phrase without much useful information there. Had to read it for 2 mins to digest it. Sure sounds like an "author"'s words, than an encyclopedia.

Comment: Re:It's more than just marketing (Score 1) 692

by calinduca (#37709272) Attached to: Apple's Siri As Revolutionary As the Mac?

It's more than just marketing, as so many here fail to realize. Marketing may entice you to buy a company's products or services, but it won't keep you buying from that company if you think their offerings suck. They actually have to live up to the marketing. Apple products have very high user satisfaction ratings, and marketing alone can't account for that.

You underestimate the power of religion.

Comment: Re:Diablo 3 will not live up to the hype (Score 1) 131

by calinduca (#36080022) Attached to: Blizzard Aiming For Q3 <em>Diablo 3</em> Beta, 2011 Release

That's what people were telling me about Starcraft 2. Then the game came out, and lo and behold, it was every bit as fun as the original. Better, even. I see no reason to think that D3 won't be just as good.

Mod parent up. Starcraft 2 rocks : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starcraft_2#Reception [wikipedia.org]

Comment: Re:I hope they don't screw up the exchange rate ag (Score 1) 131

by calinduca (#36080002) Attached to: Blizzard Aiming For Q3 <em>Diablo 3</em> Beta, 2011 Release
Technically you're a complete loony. You pay more than everybody else because you technically buy two accounts: one SEA, and one NA. So you technically pay less than everybody who wants to buy two versions. When buying the SEA version, you also get a a NA account/version.
Media

1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film? 685

Posted by samzenpus
from the I-hate-time-travel-stories dept.
Many of you have submitted a story about Irish filmmaker George Clarke, who claims to have found a person using a cellphone in the "unused footage" section of the DVD The Circus, a Charlie Chaplin movie filmed in 1928. To me the bigger mystery is how someone who appears to be the offspring of Ram-Man and The Penguin got into a movie in the first place, especially if they were talking to a little metal box on set. Watch the video and decide for yourself.
Microsoft

Halo Reach Leaked To Filesharing Sites 160

Posted by Soulskill
from the somebody's-getting-sued dept.
Stoobalou writes "What appears to be the full version of Bungie's Halo Reach game has turned up on a number of file sharing sites. The hotly-anticipated multi-player shooter had been hosted on a private area of the Microsoft Live site in order for journalists to preview the release, but Microsoft has admitted that a security breach has meant that pirates have been able to bypass personal download codes given to writers. Disk images of the game are now appearing on a number of public torrent and P2P sites as well as on popular NZB aggregators and Usenet binaries newsgroups." The game isn't due to be released until September 14th. Microsoft is said to be "aggressively pursuing" whoever grabbed the files without their permission.
Data Storage

WD, Intel, Corsair, Kingston, Plextor SSDs Collide 56

Posted by timothy
from the will-it-collide dept.
J. Dzhugashvili writes "New SSDs just keep coming out from all corners of the market, and keeping track of all of them isn't the easiest job in the world. Good thing SSD roundups pop up every once in a while. This time, Western Digital's recently launched SiliconEdge Blue solid-state drive has been compared against new entrants from Corsair, Kingston, and Plextor. The newcomers faced off against not just each other, but also Intel's famous X25-M G2, WD's new VelociRaptor VR200M mechanical hard drive, and a plain-old WD Caviar Black 2TB thrown in for good measure. Who came out on top? Priced at about the same level, the WD and Plextor drives each seem to have deal-breaking performance weaknesses. The Kingston drive is more affordable than the rest, but it yielded poor IOMeter results. In the end, the winner appeared to be Corsair's Nova V128, which had similar all-around performance as Intel's 160GB X25-M G2 but with a slightly lower capacity and a more attractive price." Thanks to that summary, you might not need to wade through all 10 of the pages into which the linked article's been split.

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