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Biotech

Submission + - Bringing Patients Back from the Dead-> 1 1

FattyBoeBatty writes: Interesting article claiming that patients generally don't die from lack of oxygen — but from the rapid reintroduction of it. Cells without oxygen can conceivably live for upwards of an hour without any damage. While this idea is already proving successful in small ER trials, this may change the way emergency medicine is delivered around the world.
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Programming

Submission + - .NET or Java: Which Road to Take? 5 5

jerbenn writes: I have recently decided to make the move from being a generalist IT professional in government, currently involved in maintenance programming in several different languages, some project management, some admin work (both MS and Unix), user support, etc., to strictly development. I have two opportunities; one consisting as a Java Web Developer, the other being an ASP.NET Web Developer primarily using VB 2005. Considering that the benefits/corporate culture are fairly equal, and forgetting the "Do what makes you happy" philosophy, what do you think is the best alternative? Looking into the future, which of the 2 development environments will offer the most stability, marketability, and personal growth? What do you think Slashdot Community?
Graphics

Submission + - AMD releases specs of R600 - the last of its kind?

uop writes: AMD released details of their next-generation graphics card (http://www.dailytech.com/AMD+Releases+Final+R600+ Specs/article6138.htm).
Cards are due in 6 weeks, and highlights include:
- 700 million transistors
- Full 512 bit memory interface
- 1GB of memory and vapor chill cooling in the reference configuration

In this round of the battle between the major graphics companies, GPUs have reached transistor counts in the server-CPU range.
Can they keep this battle economical without a major design shift?

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