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+ - Gaddafi dies of wounds->

Submitted by beaverdownunder
beaverdownunder (1822050) writes "(Reuters) — Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered in his capture near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, a senior NTC military official said.

National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters earlier that Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked.

"He was also hit in his head," the official said. "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died."

There was no independent confirmation of his remarks."

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+ - iPadian - iPad simulator for windows->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "i would like to submit my software iPadian for review , it's a iPad simulator for windows . a standalone adobe air application (35 mb) including many web apps like games ,news, magazing , chats..."
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+ - British Police Force In Court Over Copyright 'Thef->

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judgecorp writes "The West Yorkshire police force is in the British High court today, accused of stealing intellectual property from a firn whose software decodes forensic data from mobile phones. Forensic Telecoms Services claims the force illegally used and sold copyright data from a commercial mobile phone forensics application it had been using in high profile cases."
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US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144

Posted by Soulskill
from the quick-who-knows-a-good-ps3-flight-sim dept.
bleedingpegasus sends word that the US Air Force will be grabbing up 2,200 new PlayStation 3 consoles for research into supercomputing. They already have a cluster made from 336 of the old-style (non-Slim) consoles, which they've used for a variety of purposes, including "processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and 'neuromorphic computing.'" According to the Justification Review Document (DOC), "Once the hardware configuration is implemented, software code will be developed in-house for cluster implementation utilizing a Linux-based operating software."

Comment: How did they measure the hardness? (Score 2, Interesting) 450

by mr fog (#13434476) Attached to: New Material Harder Than Diamond
Reading TFA, they apparently used a Diamond Anvil Cell to measure the hardness. This apprently consists of "two opposing cone-shaped diamonds squeezed together by a lever arm" (wikipedia).

So my question is: If this stuff is harder than diamonds, surely the "opposing cone-shaped diamonds" would deform before the sample being measured?

After Goliath's defeat, giants ceased to command respect. - Freeman Dyson