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Music

+ - Harvard Law Professor goes on the offensive

Submitted by cats-paw
cats-paw writes: Remember how the yellow-bellied varmints at the RIAA wouldn't go after the students at Harvard for fear of Harvard's legal bench ? Well looks like Charles Nesson at Harvard got tired of waiting, and more importantly, is of the opinion that the law the RIAA is using to extort money is unconstitutional. Read about it here.
Space

+ - Origin of cosmic rays explained ?

Submitted by cats-paw
cats-paw writes: Cosmic rays are, well, cosmic, and their origin is something of amystery. Using measurements of the variability in X-ray emissions from a supernova, astronomers think they are very close to understanding how they are created.

Summary on NASA website

Abstract of the article in Nature

The key to the discovery seems to be an accurate measurement of the magnetic field of an object a few thousand light years away. Easy ! Wonder what took so long ?

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