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Submission + - PARC unveils first printed, flexible CMOS circuit (

MrSeb writes: "Researchers at PARC and Thinfilm Electronics have finally managed to print — as in, using a printer that is similar to the one attached to your computer — a computer circuit consisting of transistor-transistor logic and memory. Dubbed Thinfilm Addressable Memory, the new device marries Thinfilm’s printed memory technology and PARC’s printed transistors to create an honest-to-Moore CMOS circuit. How? Using organic, ferroelectric polymer ink. The exact process isn’t detailed, but the printed circuit basically looks like a horizontal, rolled-out-flat integrated circuit. In other words, instead of stacking multiple layers of semiconductor to make a transistor, they are laid out next to each other, with different inks forming the various features required to make a memory cell or transistor. It’s no where near as space-efficient, and the number and size of components is obviously limited to the resolution of the printer but by Thor, it actually works, they're very cheap to produce (a few cents), and they're physically very flexible."

Steve Jobs Publishes Some "Thoughts On Flash" 944

teh31337one writes "Steve Jobs just posted an open letter of sorts explaining Apple's position on Flash, going back to his company's long history with Adobe and expounding upon six main points of why he thinks Flash is wrong for mobile devices. HTML5 naturally comes up, along with a few reasons you might not expect. He concludes in saying that 'Flash was created during the PC era — for PCs and mice.'" Tacky that his first point is that Flash is proprietary, when Apple restricts the apps that can be installed on the phone. Pot, meet kettle.

Submission + - SFLC Sues 14 Companies for BusyBox GPL Violations ( 1

eldavojohn writes: The Software Freedom Law Center has named fourteen companies including Best Buy, Samsung, and Westinghouse with violating the GPL in nearly 20 separate products. This is similar to earlier BusyBox GPL suits. The commercial uses of BusyBox must be much more prolific than anyone could have imagine. Having dealt with hundreds of compliance problems and finding one violation per day, the SFLC recommends one thing: be responsive to their requests (they try to settle things in private first) lest you find one of these in your inbox.

Submission + - Chandrayaan-1 finds organic matter in the Moon (

Titoxd writes: DNA India reports that data collected from the Indian Space Research Organisation's Chandrayaan-1 might have found "signs of life in some form or the other on the Moon". Chandrayaan-1's sensors detected organic matter signatures shortly before its Moon Impact Probe crashed into the lunar surface late last year. Interestingly, the article points out that Apollo 11 found similar traces back in 1969.

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