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Submission + - Where's the Propane, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel? 1

Neuronwelder writes: This process has been around since 1914 a man named, Chaim Weizmann discovered a process using fermentation and carbon dioxide (closed loop carbon recycling ). In 2010 An article showed how to make propane. http://www.seeker.com/gasoline... . And in 2013 we have a longer chained molecule — gasoline. http://www.sfgate.com/science/... . I could be wrong, but I personally think they are keeping gas prices low to keep out this kind of technology. The same thing happened in 1978 when we started going green and they dropped the price of gas.

Submission + - Poll: Should Samsung update old phones an extra year?

tacarat writes: Since people can't update their phones to the newer model, should Samsung provide an extra year of meaningful firmware and security updates?
1) Yes
2) No
3) I switched manufacturers
4) Cowboy Neal

Submission + - Universe NOT expanding at accelerating rate? (sciencedaily.com)

uvajed_ekil writes: From ScienceDaily.com:

Five years ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three astronomers for their discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace. This led to the widespread acceptance of the idea that the universe is dominated by a mysterious substance named 'dark energy' that drives this accelerating expansion. Now, a team of scientists has cast doubt on this standard cosmological concept. The evidence for acceleration may be flimsier than previously thought, they say, with the data being consistent with a constant rate of expansion.

If correct, this may turn cosmology on its ear yet again. Perhaps we don't need anything as exotic as dark energy to explain the universe's expansion, after all.

Submission + - Linux Kernel 4.7 Reaches End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.8

prisoninmate writes: The Linux 4.7 kernel branch officially reached end of life, and it has already been marked as EOL on the kernel.org website, which means that the Linux kernel 4.7.10 maintenance update is the last one that will be released for this branch. It also means that you need to either update your system to the Linux 4.7.10 kernel release or move to a more recent kernel branch, such as Linux 4.8. In related news, Linux kernel 4.8.4 is now the latest stable and most advanced kernel version, which is already available for users of the Solus and Arch Linux operating systems, and it's coming soon to other GNU/Linux distributions powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.8 series. Users are urged to update their systems as soon as possible.

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