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Submission Carbon Dioxide - Not So Bad After All?-> 1

gmfeier writes: The Washington Post is reporting on a new study published in Climate Dynamics which predicts that doubling atmospheric carbon dioxide from pre-industrial levels will raise the average temperature by 1.3C, less than previous estimates. This in line with several previous studies which were not so widely reported by the media.
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Submission Samsung misused proprietary information from Apple and Nokia->

gmfeier writes: Samsung executives seem to have gotten hold of proprietary information from the Apple v. Samsung court trial and disseminated it throughout the company. The information was under a protective court order and sanctions may be in store. It appears that a document provided to the company by Samsung's counsel was not properly redacted.
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Submission Owner of Segway company dies in Segway crash->

gmfeier writes: The millionaire owner of the UK Segway company has died after apparently riding one of his company's motorised scooters off cliffs and into a river. Jimi Heselden, 62, crashed into the River Wharfe while riding the vehicle round his estate in Thorp Arch, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, on Sunday.
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Submission Microsoft Kin phones are apparently dead->

gmfeier writes: It looks like the new Microsoft Kin phones are already on the way out. There was a lot of head-scratching when the Kin One and Kin Two were introduced due to the long list of missing features. The expensive data plan required by Verizon was probably the final nail in the coffin.
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Submission 'Artificial life' breakthrough announced by scient->

gmfeier writes: BBC is quoting a paper published in Science that claims to have produced a synthetic living cell. Only the genome is actually synthetic, though since it was transplanted into a host cell. This would seem to open up a host of possibilities, but some folks seem to be worried about it, possibly with good reason.
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