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Supercomputing

Submission + - 3 PS3s Used to "See" (uci.edu)

Form-o-Stuff writes: Researchers at UC Irvine and Dartmouth College were among the first-place winners of IBM's Cell Broadband Engine Professor University Challenge for networking 3 Playstation-3s to mimic the brain's visual process. "The efficiency of the team's work with the system became evident when it was reported that there is only a one-second delay in the amount of time that it takes for the device to recognize an object." From the UC Irvine school paper.
Movies

Submission + - New "Terminator" Trilogy Planned

Ant writes: "Dark Horizons report after much talk and posturing over the future of "The Terminator" franchise/series in recent years, something surprising has happened... The Halcyon Company has acquired the franchise rights to the popular "The Terminator" movie series and intend to make a new trilogy that would anchor their movie company..."
Star Wars Prequels

Submission + - Watching Star Wars in Tehran

Anonymous Coward writes: "New on the Bad Guys blog:

The Iranians finally got around to showing Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith on TV last month, with some added commentary. Turns out we Americans have the story all wrong. George Lucas's sci-fi saga, they tell us, is in fact a parable about our own day and age. And guess who the bad guys are... So George Bush is Anakin Skywalker... Dick Cheney — he must be Darth Sidious. Or is he Count Dooku? More at:
  http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/badguys/070508/w atching_star_wars_in_tehran.htm"

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