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Carnivorous Swamp Beast Discovered In Madagascar 157

Posted by timothy
from the does-your-dog-bite? dept.
crudmonkey writes "Researchers have identified a previously unknown species of carnivore lurking in one of the world's most endangered lakes. Durrell's vontsira, named in honor of the late conservationist and writer Gerald Durrell, was first photographed swimming in Madagascar's Lake Alaotra in 2004. Subsequent surveys confirmed the mongoose-like creature was indeed a new species. Durrell's vontsira is the first new carnivorous mammal discovered in Madagascar in 24 years. Little is known about the species, which is roughly the size of a cat."

+ - Dedicated controller for 3D panning?

Submitted by crazygamerz
crazygamerz (1903228) writes "I have recently purchased a cheap, brandless trackball mouse from ebay and would like to use it as a dedicated controller for panning and zooming in 3D environments such as games, Google Earth, Maya, etc. However, Windows by default only recognizes this device as an additional mouse and I could not figure out a way to make the two mouses function independently for different purposes. I have searched the whole internet but could not find any similar projects. Is this doable? What are the steps that I need to follow?"

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