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Russians Find "New Bacteria" In Lake Vostok 147

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-germ-on-the-block dept.
tverbeek writes "Russian scientists believe they have found a new type of bacteria in the sub-glacial Lake Vostok. From the article: 'The samples obtained from the underground lake in May 2012 contained a bacteria which bore no resemblance to existing types, said Sergei Bulat of the genetics laboratory at the Saint Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics. "After putting aside all possible elements of contamination, DNA was found that did not coincide with any of the well-known types in the global database," he said. "We are calling this life form unclassified and unidentified," he added.'"
Android

+ - Is it time for Android on the desktop? Via Technologies thinks so-> 2

Submitted by fragMasterFlash
fragMasterFlash (989911) writes "Via Technologies is launching the aPC, a $49 desktop motherboard running Android Gingerbread with support for downloading apps from the Google Play store. Dubbed "A bicycle for your mind" this device represents an attempt to span the digital divide, bringing a full-fledged computing experience to the next 2 billion new users."
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+ - Need a better font for coding i? Thanks Adobe->

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tqft
tqft writes "From the sourceforge page
"Source Sans is a set of monospaced OpenType fonts that have been designed to work well coding environments. This family of fonts is a complementary design to the Source Sans family."
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sourcecodepro.adobe/

License
Open Font License 1.1 (OFL 1.1)

Hope to see it Debian (& other) repository's soon."

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IBM

+ - IBM: Wii U Has a Power-based CPU and not Power 7->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "IBM has confirmed that the Wii U isn’t powered by a Power 7 CPU but it is powered by a Power-based microprocessor ending months of speculations. Nintendo announced the availability of its next-gen gaming console – the Wii U for North America, Europe and Japan a couple of weeks back. Reports have been flowing in that the CPU might just not be up to the mark and that games were slowing down at times when there were multiple characters coming in at the same time during game play. In a tweet, IBM said, “WiiU chip clarification: It's a ‘Power-based microprocessor’”"
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+ - Milky Way is Surrounded by Halo of Hot Gas->

Submitted by kelk1
kelk1 (660671) writes "If the size and mass of this gas halo is confirmed, it also could be an explanation for what is known as the "missing baryon" problem for the galaxy [...] a census of the baryons present in stars and gas in our galaxy and nearby galaxies shows at least half the baryons are unaccounted for [...] Although there are uncertainties, the work by Gupta and colleagues provides the best evidence yet that the galaxy's missing baryons have been hiding in a halo of million-kelvin gas that envelopes the galaxy."
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