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Submission + - Heart valve grown from stem cells

craigavonite writes: British scientists have grown part of a human heart from stem cells for the first time. Heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub, who led the team, said doctors could be using artificially grown heart components in transplants within three years — BBC News
Wii

Submission + - Opera Browser available for Wii

An anonymous reader writes: The Opera browser for Wii has been released for all regions, those of you with WiiConnect24 enabled should have a message for you to download it from the Wii Shop Channel. With Wii flash games sites such as wiicade.com showing up, will the browser result in increased sales? Only time will tell.
Graphics

Submission + - ATI 2006 Linux Drivers Tested

An anonymous reader writes: The ATI binary drivers have received a great deal of scrutiny over the years, but this time around Phoronix is saying that "there is without a doubt a night and day difference" between the drivers from last year and this year. This article is dubbed ATI AYiR 2006 where all twelve display drivers out this year were tested and commented on. But at the end of the day the ATI drivers are still binary blobs running on an otherwise open-source system. The writer of this article does anticipate some major changes for the ATI drivers in 2007.

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