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Comment Superhuman children? (Score 5, Funny) 122

From the article: "Steve Bennett who heads up the University's Space Technology Laboratory, will be presenting his 58ft Nova 2 rocket at the University and will discuss how his company, Starchaser Industries plans to launch it in September 2009 with the help of school pupils from across the UK. "

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How many kids does it take to reach escape velocity??

Mozilla

Over 27% of Firefox Patches Come from Volunteers 107

dolphinling writes "Everyone is aware that the Mozilla Corporation makes some money, and employs some people now. Google has full-time employees working on Firefox too, as do a number of other places. Yet despite that, in the six months up to Firefox 2 some 27% of the patches to Firefox were submitted by key volunteers, and those patches represent 24% of changes made to the source code. What's more, those numbers only counted contributers with 50 patches or more, so the actual numbers are probably quite a bit higher. It's good to see that even as Mozilla does so well in the business world, it can still keep its ties to the community so strong." They were running these number to find out who they need to start offering support to. So: contribute to Firefox, and you know you'll get a hand up. Nice work, folks.
Printer

Submission + - Inkless printers to be built into digital cameras

MattSparkes writes: "A revolutionary way to print pictures without ink has been invented by a US company called Zink Imaging. The company, a spin-off of Polaroid, says it will use the technology to make hand-held printers that can be integrated into mobile phones and digital cameras. "The key to creating the devices is doing away with ink, using a new type of digital printing that changes colour of paper when heat is applied.""
Sci-Fi

Submission + - Online psi experiments launched

mindenergy writes: "A series of psi (parapsychology) online experiments were announced to be launched.

From the Press Release: Mind-Energy.net Launches a Series of Mind Power Experiments

A series of combined online and offline experiments designed to verify the existence of human mind's ability to perceive information over distance and to influence events over distance are being launched at Mind-Energy.net website.

The faculties of the human mind, such as remote viewing, clairvoyance, telepathy, commonly referred as 'psi' in the science of parapsychology, are still considered paranormal by the mainstream and require further testing to prove or disprove their existence. The everlasting question whether people possess the sixths sense will be put to test once again in a new series of unique experiments on the 'Psi Experiments' website at http://psi.mind-energy.net.

In addition, the experiments will try to discern whether there's a difference between the results of the two genders and is there any connection between subjective level of competence (level of belief) and actual results. The results and the statistics will be published on the site after each experiment ends.

A new experiment will be started once a month and people all over the world will be able to take part in them, with a chance to win prizes from participating sponsors. Anonymous participation is also possible.

About Mind-Energy.net.
Parapsychology articles and blog on http://www.mind-energy.net is a site devoted to parapsychology, healing and alternative medicine news and articles. The website has published over 150 articles describing health tips, interviews with parapsychology researches and healers, personal experiences and psi research news."
Censorship

Submission + - writer jailed for criticising Scientology ..

rs232 writes: "A Silicon Valley writer has been charged under a California law that deems it an offence to interfere with the 'free exercise' of religion. This was after he posted a joke to alt.religion.scientology about aiming a "Tom Cruise" missile at Scientologists.

http://news.com.com/2100-1030_3-6156516.html?part= rss&tag=2547-1_3-0-5&subj=news

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Henson#Henson_v ersus_Scientology"

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