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Biotech

Possible Cure For Autism 431 431

Henry V .009 writes "Scientists in New Jersey are claiming that children with autism are unable to metabolize key fatty acids that fight brain-damaging inflammations. They have already developed urine/blood tests to identify at-risk children. A preventive cure to autism may be as simple as a 'therapeutic cocktail' of fatty acids. Human trials could start later this year."
Supercomputing

+ - 12 crackpot deas that could transform tech

InfoWorldMike writes: "Technologies that push the envelope of the plausible capture our curiosity almost as quickly as the could-be crackpots who dare to concoct them become targets of our derision. Here are a dozen, from the harebrained to the practical, that have a history of raising eyebrows and just might have a hand in transforming the future of the technology landscape: Superconducting computing, solid-state drives, autonomic computing, DC power, holographic and phase-change storage, artificial intelligence, e-books, desktop web apps, Project Blackbox, quantum computing/cryptography, and the semantic Web. Check out InfoWorld's slideshow of these top crackpot contenders and nominate your favs here."

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