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Comment: Re:Elephant in the room? (Score 3, Interesting) 204

by pmike_bauer (#34321194) Attached to: The Details of Oracle's JDK 7 and 8 'Plan B'

Please, no.
Reified generics at the JVM level has unintended consequences for other language implementations targeting the JVM.

Ola Bini has an excellent take on why it's best to keep reified generics out of the JVM.

Sperm Could Power Nanobots 259

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the make-sure-you-pick-the-best-swimmers dept.
Lucas123 writes "According to MSNBC, scientists are experimenting with using a sperm's flagellum to overcome the problem of supplying energy to nanobots that could be implanted in the body as smart probes that would release disease-fighting drugs, monitor enzymes and perform other medical roles within a patient's body. Powered by a compound called adenosine triphosphate or ATP, a sperm's flagellum can propel it at about 7 inches an hour. Energy from ATP could also power the pumps charged with dispensing the medication at a certain rate from the nanobots."

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