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Feed Maggots Rid Patients Of Antibiotic-resistant Infection, MRSA (

Medical researchers are ridding diabetic patients of the superbug MRSA -- by treating their foot ulcers with maggots. The scientists used green bottle fly larvae to treat 13 diabetic patients whose foot ulcers were contaminated with MRSA and found all but one were cured within a mean period of three weeks, much quicker than the 28-week duration for the conventional treatment.
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Submission + - Best way to image and deploy dual-boot Macintosh?

macpulse writes: What is the best way to image and deploy dual-boot Intel Macintosh desktops in an Educational environment? Our organization is getting ready to purchase dozens of new Intel Macs for each campus and we're not sure how to proceed. With Windows XP and Dell, we've simply used Symantec's Enterprise Ghost to deploy our images. Playing with the test Intel Macs we have, we are unable to get Ghost to work with the Mac. I've also played with Bombich's NetRestore product (which is FOSS!) but without much success. I'm curious how the Slashdot crowd has resolved this issue. Thanks!

Submission + - Combined hovercraft and helicopter

An anonymous reader writes: Have British engineer Geoff Hatton brought us the best of two worlds with his UFO-looking machine? The US military thinks so and are investing in it.

The design is sturdy (as opposed to a helicopter) and can fly high (as opposed to a hovercraft). It is based on the "Coanda Effect" ( ). hnology/technology.html?in_article_id=447317

Submission + - Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.9 Update

An anonymous reader writes: Apple on Tuesday released Mac OS X 10.4.9 as a recommended update for all PowerPC and Intel-based Mac computers currently running versions of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. The release delivers improvements to RAW camera support, handling large images, mouse scrolling and keyboard shortcuts, font handling, DVD Player playback quality, and USB video conferencing cameras with iChat. It also offers fixes for Bluetooth devices, the Apple USB modem, Windows-created digital certificates, and Open and Print dialogs in applications that use Rosetta on Intel-based Macs. The update was accompanied by the release of Mac OS X 10.4.9 Server.

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