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Submission + - Ssatellite images show summer ice cap is thicker (dailymail.co.uk)

dcbrianw writes: At the close of 2014's Summer, the Arctic ice cap's growth has surged by 63% by some measurements and 43% by others. This marks 1.71 million square kilometers of growth since 2006. US National Snow and Ice Data Center and the University of Illinois's Cryosphere project have each captured and analyzed satellite imagery to produce this data.
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Submission + - Tablet UIs on Laptops/Desktops: What's Slashdot's Readers' take? (ubuntu.com) 1

dcbrianw writes: I want to know the Slashdot's community's take on the new trend of desktop and laptop operating system developers moving towards tablet based UI's. Ubuntu has moved to Unity. Windows 8 will have such a UI. Even Gnome 3 looks tablet based. You can revert to Gnome classic, but it's very minimal in comparison Gnome 2.

If I'm not using a tablet, I don't want my computer to operate as though I am. I'm just not sold on this, and I want my old UI back (without having to use earlier, less advanced OS'). What are others' takes on this? Am I missing some of the pros associated with a tablet UI on non-tablet devices?

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Submission + - What are desktop and laptop users takes on tablet style UI's? (ubuntu.com)

dcbrianw writes: I want to know the Slashdot's community's take on the new trend of desktop and laptop operating system developers moving towards tablet based UI's. Ubuntu has moved to Unity. Windows 8 will have such a UI. Even Gnome 3 looks tablet based. You can revert to Gnome classic, but it's very minimal in comparison Gnome 2.

If I'm not using a tablet, I don't want my computer to operate as though I am. I'm just not sold on this, and I want my old UI back (without having to use earlier, less advanced OS'). What are others' takes on this? Am I missing some of the pros associated with a tablet UI on non-tablet devices?

Submission + - FDA Regulating Your Stem Cells as Interstate Comme (theblaze.com) 2

dcbrianw writes: A non-surgical procedure that treats joint pain involves removing stem cells from a patient's blood and reinserting them into the joint. The facility conducting these procedures resides in Colorado, but because it orders equipment to perform the procedure from outside of Colorado, the FDA claims it must regulate this process and it that it can classify stem cells as a drug. This issue opens the debate of what the FDA, or other regulatory bodies, may regulate within each of our own bodies.

Submission + - Foundation Has Major Lead on Cancer Cure (youtube.com)

dcbrianw writes: The Kanzius Research Foundation, one of those funded by inventor/businessman/philanthropist John Huntsman, Sr., has a major lead on a cure to ALL types of cancer. The research has its roots in a cancer victim who experimented with using targeted radio waves to affect cancer cells. That research, with the help of medical research institutions, has evolved into a technique under development in which specially designed molecules flowing through the blood stream latch onto cancerous cells and destroy them. This youtube video explains the science.

Submission + - Vaccine Helps Prevent HIV Infection (foxnews.com)

dcbrianw writes: "FNC's website has posted this article about the following. For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible."

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