chiark writes ""Researchers at Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, have held 38 antihydrogen atoms in place, each for a fraction of a second. Antihydrogen has been produced before but it was instantly destroyed when it encountered normal matter.""Link to Original Source
chiark writes "Remember Steorn? Blaze of publicity, challenges to the scientific establishment, magnets, rotation, a failed demonstration and a report from a jury of scientists that there wasn't any evidence of over unity? Well, this hasn't stopped them, and in Dublin there's a demonstration device set up and working in public that is claiming to produce roughly 3W for every 1W put into the system. This is part of the launch, and Steorn will be licensing the technology next year for full commercialisation. See the live feeds on the homepage, check the demo setup, and start asking the obvious question of when this demonstrates the device as over-unity..."
chiark writes "In quite frankly a surprising move from all the signs (such as surveys saying that the public supports extending copyright), the UK will not extend copyright to 95 years following a recent study. What a refreshing change! Back when this was was covered on slashdot last year, I wrote to my MP and thought no more of it, but recently a UK thinktank has called for fair use to be enshrined in UK Law and now this? What next? Looks like the government is realising that the public are the ones that vote 'em in or out."