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+ - Newt Gingrich calls for doubling federal medical research at NIH-> 1

Submitted by MarkWhittington
MarkWhittington writes: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich published an oped in the New York Times calling for the doubling of the National Institutes for Health, currently at $31 billion. The idea, coming from Gingrich, is not as crazy as it may sound at first glance. Gingrich helped to start the ball rolling the last time the NIH budget was doubled, starting in the late 1990s. Gingrich has also been an advocate of science research as a means of benefiting the country.

Gingrich presents his case as a means of real health care reform, not from layering on more bureaucracy, but in finding cures and treatments for diseases.

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Comment: Re:Instead... (Score 2) 355

by ripvlan (#49519429) Attached to: 'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today

uh yes. The article states that the Mobile searches will be affected. I read another article that pointed out searches from a PC will give different results (mobile weighting isn't as important in the rankings).

By the sounds of it - you'll get different results depending upon the device used to search. Mobile search will favor mobile friendly results, PCs will favor...all of the crap worthy of being printed on the internet.

+ - LED technology could boost WiFi speeds up to ten times->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at Oregon University have developed a new LED technology which has the potential to increase WiFi bandwidth by ten times. The engineering team hopes that the technology could help solve bandwidth problems caused by overcrowding and multimedia streaming. The system could for example be integrated with existing WiFi systems at events, in coffee shops, at airport terminals and in multiple-device homes to reduce bandwidth strain. The first prototype, WiFO, uses LEDs which rank outside of the human visual spectrum. The diodes emit an invisible stream of light measuring approximately one square meter to deliver the data. Despite the small area of usability, the research team demonstrated that the technology could be used across a hybrid network that switches between the LED transmitters and the existing WiFi system.
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+ - New Device Combines the Advantages of Batteries and Supercapacitors-> 1

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula writes: Scientists at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute have developed a new device that combines the high energy densities of batteries and the quick charge and discharge rates of supercapacitors. The hybrid supercapacitor is reportedly six times as energy-dense as a commercially available supercapacitor and packs nearly as much energy per unit volume as a lead-acid battery.
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Comment: Re:Private details about employees (Score 1) 143

by ripvlan (#49512763) Attached to: Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails, Documents

By little guy - I meant the actual employees. Not big-guy Sony Entertainment.

The emails of the employees doesn't sound like they were related to the policies of Sony Entertainment. While I haven't had [interest/time] to read the emails - none of the news articles I've read suggest anything interesting exists in this pile.

TMZ might be interested in a few of the emails.

Comment: Re:Private details about employees (Score 1) 143

by ripvlan (#49492331) Attached to: Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails, Documents

yeah - when they blow the door open on "big" govt and expose secrets kept from the people - we love them. When they expose the little guy - we don't like them.

Just because you come across stolen information doesn't mean you necessary can nor should share it with the world.

  Does this email dump expose "Sony" or just prove what we already know - that we can all be dinks at times. News or Gossip?

+ - AMD withdraws from high-density server business

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: AMD has pulled out of the market for high-density servers, reversing a strategy it embarked on three years ago with its acquisition of SeaMicro. AMD delivered the news Thursday as it announced financial results for the quarter. Its revenue slumped 26 percent from this time last year to $1.03 billion, and its net loss increased to $180 million, the company said. AMD paid $334 million to buy SeaMicro, which developed a new type of high-density server aimed at large-scale cloud and Internet service providers.

+ - "Google Maps for the Body" Zooms In From Whole Organs Down to Individual Cells->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula writes: The algorithms used for zooming in and out on Google Maps and Google Street View have made it possible to visually traverse through layers of the body – starting with a whole joint and drilling all the way down to the cellular level. The new Google Maps for the Body system could have huge implications in medicine because it drastically reduces the time required to analyze and compare data.
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+ - This Is Big: A Robo-Car Just Drove Across the Country->

Submitted by Press2ToContinue
Press2ToContinue writes: AN AUTONOMOUS CAR just drove across the country.

Nine days after leaving San Francisco, a blue car packed with tech from a company you’ve probably never heard of rolled into New York City after crossing 15 states and 3,400 miles to make history. The car did 99 percent of the driving on its own, yielding to the carbon-based life form behind the wheel only when it was time to leave the highway and hit city streets.

This amazing feat, by the automotive supplier Delphi, underscores the great leaps this technology has taken in recent years, and just how close it is to becoming a part of our lives. Yes, many regulatory and legislative questions must be answered, and it remains to be seen whether consumers are ready to cede control of their cars, but the hardware is, without doubt, up to the task.

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