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Submission + - Measels Vaccine Used To Put Woman's Cancer Into Remission (

clm1970 writes: A Minnesota woman’s blood cancer has gone into complete remission after she was given a high dose of the measles vaccine during a clinical trial. In a last ditch effort to save the woman's life this "proof of concept" shows that massive doses of intravenous viral therapy can at the very least treat cancer. 6 months after treatment the cancer has gone from life threatening to undetectable. While only done on a small scale of two patients with one not showing signs of improvement it does pave the way for larger clinical trials.

Comment Re:Buddy, Can You Spare a Dolla (Score 1) 398


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Abdul Alhazred

I call shenanigans. It is not in all CAPS so you can't be a former Nigerian Prince.

Submission + - Guilty Verdict In First Ever Cybercrime RICO Trial (

clm1970 writes: A young Arizona identity thief is the first person in the U.S. to be found guilty of federal racketeering charges for facilitating his crimes over a website. The precedent could mean that even the most casual user of a site used primarily for illegal activity could be punished as harshly as the most serious offenders.

Submission + - Amazon Planning Delivery Drones (

clm1970 writes: In a move that should have the big names in package delivery quaking in their boots, Amazon plans to use drones for getting packages to your door. Sometimes in 30 minutes or less. While optimistic estimates of 4 years to begin drone deliveries are technically achievable regulatory realities will likely push the service out further.

Submission + - Government Scooping Up Verizon Phone Records (

clm1970 writes: The National Security Agency is vacuuming up records of millions of phone calls made inside the United States, a top secret court order reveals.

A top secret order that was released this afternoon requires Verizon to hand over to the NSA "on an ongoing daily basis" information about all domestic and overseas calls — "including local telephone calls."

Submission + - School Child Discovers 300 Million-years old Carhoniferous Fossil

todaysnews writes: A ten-year old British student has taken the world of Paleontology by storm with his discovery of a fossilized imprint that experts believe is more than 300 million-years old, from the Carboniferous period around the time when Pangaea was being formed.

Nick Carangi, a member of the after school club at Oxford University's Museum of Natural History was on a vacation in Cornwall last summer, when he came across a shale that appeared to have a fossilized print on it. Encouraged by the history club instructors to seek out and pick up anything that looked interesting, he decided to take it in for the club's weekly show and tell session. Suspecting that the shale might be an important discovery, the museum officials decided to send it to the experts for assessment.

Earlier this week, after a thorough analysis and much argument, they came back with their verdict — Young Bruno had indeed been right. The shale had captured and preserved the footprints of a couple of horseshoe crabs for over 300 million years.

Needless to say, Carangi who was selected by his teachers to attend this club because of his strong love of natural history is thrilled and has decided to donate his first important archeological find to the museum.

Comment Re:More ridiculous sensationalism (Score 3, Informative) 185

Exactly FUD. Ferret != Human.and Conditions ferrets in != usual human conditions. There’s no guarantee the virus will spread similarly from person to person, says Ana Fernandez-Sesma, a viral immunologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. In the experiment, ferrets are together for hours with forced airflow under temperature and humidity conditions that favor viral transmission, she says. “I don’t think this is what happens in real life.”

Comment Re:good. (Score 1) 341

However, at least at the airshow near me that was cancelled most proceeds go to local charities and with 50,000+ people attending that's a lot of proceeds Doing the math however it costs $100,000 and many well planned air shows draw more than the 50,000+ people we get at our rural airport. Raise the price of tickets $1 and maybe another revenue stream from somewhere and it can be locally supported. No one seems to want to pay their "fair share" (there's that phrase again) and its not just the uber rich. Those guys put on a kick-ass show and an extra $5-$10 for my family to see it isn't going to kill me. This is not an insurmountable cost with that volume of people. The days of a free ride from the Government are probably (and should be) over.

Comment Re:Anonymous Coward Says FCC can suck his dick (Score 1) 245

Correct. At the higher frequencies, these are the band plans where hams can operate. Citation below. All modes and licensees (except Novices) are authorized on the following bands [FCC Rules, Part 97.301(a)]: 2300-2310 MHz 2390-2450 MHz 3300-3500 MHz 5650-5925 MHz 10.0-10.5 GHz 24.0-24.25 GHz 47.0-47.2 GHz 76.0-81.0 GHz* 122.25 -123.00 GHz 134-141 GHz 241-250 GHz All above 300 GHz

Submission + - Scientists Turn Light Into a Tractor Beam (

Zothecula writes: From The Skylark of Space to Star Wars, no self-respecting science fiction spaceship would break orbit without a tractor beam on board. We’re still a long way from locking on to errant shuttlecraft, but a team led by Dr. Tomas Cizmar, Research Fellow in the School of Medicine at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, has turned a laser into a tractor beam that works on the microscopic level.

Submission + - What Early Software was Influential? 1

theodp writes: That his 28-year-old whip-smart, well-educated CS grad friend could be unaware of MacWrite and MacPaint took Dave Winer by surprise. 'They don't, for some reason,' notes Winer, 'study these [types of seminal] products in computer science. They fall between the cracks of "serious" study of algorithms and data structures, and user interface and user experience (which still is not much-studied, but at least is starting). This is more the history of software. Much like the history of film, or the history of rock and roll.' So, Dave asks, what early software was influential and worthy of a Software Hall of Fame?

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