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EU

Submission + - European Union wants to ban porn (falkvinge.net)

Razgorov Prikazka writes: "The European Union made a report with the title: "Eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU". This sounds rather nice at first glance, until you reach point 17:"Calls on the EU and its Member States to take concrete action on its resolution of 16 September 1997 on discrimination against women in advertising, which called for a ban on all forms of pornography in the media and on the advertising of sex tourism"
The keyword here is media. This is broadly defined and includes the internet, SMS, email, television and many more. In the broad terms used it might even be banned to send a erotic picture of yourself to your partner."

Science

Submission + - Graphite Grains Superconduct at Room Temperature (technologyreview.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Scientist at University of Leipzig in Germany claim to have measured room temperature superconducting in specially treated graphite grains. The measurements were reproduced independently before the announcement was made. More tests need to be done to verify the extent of superconductivity and whether the effect can be extended and scaled to be practical.

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