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Space

Submission + - New universes will be born from ours

David Shiga writes: "What gruesome fate awaits our universe? Some physicists have argued that it is doomed to be ripped apart by runaway dark energy, while others think it is bouncing through an endless series of big bangs and big crunches. Now, physicists have combined these two ideas to create another option, in which our universe ultimately shatters into billions of pieces, with each shard growing into a whole new universe. The model could solve the mystery of why our early universe was surprisingly well ordered."
Microsoft

Submission + - Novell-Microsoft deal may soon bear fruit

OSS_ilation writes: Not much has been said about actual products or services coming out of the Novell-Microsoft partnership. So far it's been nothing but rhetoric and highway billboards touting interoperability between Linux and Windows. But that could change soon, as Novell executives have started to ramp up talk of a looming series of announcements with Redmond and an unnamed chip vendor that will focus on the topic of virtualization.

From the article: 'Novell has some key press releases coming out very soon. One is with a chip vendor about a new level of support for Windows virtualization. The other is an announcement regarding a roadmap of all capabilities we will be delivering with Microsoft from our collaborative partnership. That includes a series of interoperability deliveries in virtualization between Novell and Microsoft. We have talked about a couple of those already, like Longhorn virtualization on top of SLES 10. — Roger Levy, Novell vp of open platform applications.' Sounds good, but is it just more talk?
Windows

Submission + - Biggest Windows Vista Annoyances

Deathspawner writes: "The RTM version of Vista has been final for a while, but many of the biggest annoyances from Beta 2 still remain. Techgage takes a look at the top 8 annoyances found after usage of the RTM for two months. Included in the list is the horrible bootloader, general slowness, DRM, lack of ease and problematic activations. Not to mention the headache inducing "Are you sure?" prompts."
NASA

Submission + - Hybrids in the Universe?

lukfil writes: Scientists recently made a discovery that forced them to re-think their theories on the most powerful explosions in the cosmos — gamma ray bursts.http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/swift/bur sts/hybrid_grb.html

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