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Oracle

+ - Hudson forked due to disagreements with Oracle->

Submitted by gpinzone
gpinzone (531794) writes "Frustrated with hosting issues on Java.net, the project's maintainers move the source code and discussions off Oracle's site. Oracle balks and reminds everyone that they own the trademark to Hudson. The developers have responded by forking the project and renaming it to "Jenkins." A timeline and editorial titled, "Who's driving this thing?" has been posted on the new site."
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Medicine

+ - Anti-aging pill passes phase 1 tests->

Submitted by Gerard Pinzone
Gerard Pinzone (531794) writes ""A drug that exploits the benefits of a component in wine proved safe and showed signs that it might improve blood sugar control in people with the most common form of diabetes, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday. The compound, dubbed SRT501, can be absorbed in the body more easily than the red wine compound resveratrol, the company said." While this particular study involved diabetes sufferers, the goal is to mimic the beneficial effects of calorie restriction without dieting. (A Slashdot worthy article indeed!) "Mice on a high-fat diet and treated with resveratrol also performed better than untreated mice at a similar weight in an endurance test. The drug treated mice ran almost twice as far in a treadmill exercise test compared to the placebo group." Click on the 'Mouse Marathon Video' link to see the results."
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Biotech

+ - Fertilizing the sea with iron->

Submitted by Gerard J. Pinzone
Gerard J. Pinzone (531794) writes "A little over ten years ago, oceanographer John Martin proclaimed, "Give me a half tanker of iron, and I will give you an ice age."

These inflammatory words centered around a theory known as the iron hypothesis. Martin professed that by sprinkling a relatively small amount of iron into certain areas of the ocean, one could create large blooms of algae. He believed the growth in algae could take in so much carbon from the atmosphere that they could reverse the greenhouse effect and cool the Earth. Years after his death, a series of experiments proved his theory and raised the possibility of using this technique to combat global warming.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently held a symposium on this topic. A downloadable webcast will be available soon."

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