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Japanese Astronaut Tests Stink-Free Underwear 69 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the In-space-nobody-can-smell-your-clean dept.
Throw away your soap, detergent, and personal hygiene, the Japanese have invented odor-free underwear. Koichi Wakata, a Japanese astronaut living in the International Space Station, is testing the underwear created by textile experts at Japan Women's University in Tokyo. The shorts are designed to kill bacteria, absorb water, insulate the body and dry quickly. They also are flame-resistant, and anti-static. "The other astronauts become very sweaty, but he doesn't have any sweat. He didn't need to hang his clothes to dry. He can wear his trunks (underwear) more than a week," said Koji Yanagawa, an official with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency.
The Military

H.A.W.X. Brings New Perspective To Tom Clancy Series 27

Posted by Soulskill
from the this-is-your-captain-speaking dept.
This week saw the addition of aerial combat game H.A.W.X. to the Tom Clancy franchise by Ubisoft. Shane Bierwith, brand manager of the project, sat down with Student Life to discuss the game and some of their developmental decisions. "... we have four-person jump-in/jump-out co-op, which is a first for the air combat category. As far as competitive multiplayer is concerned, we have eight-person Team Deathmatch. It's a really fresh take on multiplayer in-air combat. As you level up and get kills in succession, you'll have access to support units, which range from electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) — you'll shock the other planes out of the sky — to altitude limits." Eurogamer's evaluation of the game calls it fun, but also "a victim of the high standards set by the other titles in the Clancy franchise." IGN says it's "very close to being a great game," but criticizes the combat and the mission design.
Science

Dinosaurs Could Hold Basketballs, But Not Dribble 73

Posted by timothy
from the always-subject-to-revision dept.
Gre7g writes "Long before the invention of the photocopier, mud was the ideal way to preserve an image of your butt. 'We got lucky with this one [sitting] on a slope,' which brought its hands closer to the ground, said study author Andrew Milner of the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Full disclosure: My wife did the artistic reconstruction."
Wii

+ - Wiimote controlled coil gun!->

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jay
jay writes "It's not quite skynet yet but I now have a wiimote controlled internet-linked coil gun!

I've always enjoyed Johnny Chung Lee's Wiimote hacks and a lot of the arduino nunchuck builds but my backgrounds more in webservices and the software side.

So I linked my wiimote data to an html & javascript page and used an ioBridge module to enable remote, electronic destruction."

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Space

Sweet Molecule Could Lead Us To Alien Life 72

Posted by samzenpus
from the you-catch-more-aliens-with-honey dept.
Matt_dk writes "Scientists have detected an organic sugar molecule that is directly linked to the origin of life in a region of our galaxy where habitable planets could exist. The international team of researchers used the IRAM radio telescope in France to detect the molecule in a massive star forming region of space, some 26,000 light years from Earth."
Slashback

+ - No Slashdot April Fools Jokes in 2008 8

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An anonymous reader writes "Slashdot will not be participating in the April Fools jokes this year due to a lawsuit that was settled out of court with undisclosed terms stemming from the 2007 April 1st stunts. The false stories were determined to be too egregious by a yet to be named individual. Slashdot's parent company SourceForge, Inc. found it wiser to settle out of court then a lengthy battle that was obviously going to span several months.

The ponies will be missed."

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