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Submission + - MenuetOS 1.22 released (menuetos.net)

GlowingCat writes: Menuet is a 100% assembly written 64bit operating system with pre-emptive multitasking. Latest improvements include SMP support with upto 32 processors and streaming audio and video (mp3/mpeg2) support. Also non-preempting processes are supported for time-critical applications. Menuet calculates GUI transparency in the main x64 CPU, avoiding compatibility and stability problems with various graphics cards.

Submission + - Scientists Create A Tractor Beam On Water (redorbit.com)

GlowingCat writes: Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique that could confine oil spills, manipulate floating objects or explain rips at the beach. The team, led by Dr Horst Punzmann, discovered they can control water flow patterns with simple wave generators, enabling them to move floating objects at will.

Submission + - Russia to be disconnected from the Internet? (pravda.ru) 2

GlowingCat writes: The issue of security of the Russian segment of the Internet will be a topic for discussion at the meeting of the Russian Security Council, with the participation of President Vladimir Putin and several high-ranking officials. The meeting will take place next week. According to various reports, the officials will make a number of decisions regulating the use of the Internet in Russia, providing for the ability to cut the Russian Internet, known as Runet, from the outside world, in case of emergency.

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