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Submission + - Dark Matter Found? Orbital Experiment Detects Hints (discovery.com)

astroengine writes: A $2 billion particle detector attached to the International Space Station has detected the potential signature of dark matter annihilation in the Cosmos, scientists have announced today. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) was attached to the space station in May 2011 by space shuttle Endeavour — the second-to last shuttle mission to the orbital outpost. Since then, the AMS has been detecting electrons and positrons (the electron’s anti-particle) originating from deep space and assessing their energies. By doing a tally of electrons and positrons, physicists hope the AMS will help to answer one of the most enduring mysteries in science: Does dark matter exist? And today, it looks like the answer is a cautious, yet exciting, yes.
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Submission + - DMCA rules it's okay to jailbreak your iPhone, but not your iPad (imore.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) has extended the exception that makes it legal to jailbreak your iPhone which will be good news for most of the jailbreak community. It doesn't come without a few hefty caveats though including new rules on unlocking and the fact that tablets, namely the iPad, are not granted the same exception.

The DMCA has recently renewed their exception to make jailbreaking your iPhone legal but it doesn't come without some serious drawbacks this time around. When it comes to unlocking your iPhone, it won't be covered under the exception unless the actual carrier unlocks it for you.

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Submission + - Project X the Netherlands, riots in a small town. (www.ad.nl)

An anonymous reader writes: In the small town of Haren http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haren_(Groningen) with less then 20.000 inhabitants a girl put up an invite for her birthday-party on facebook. Little did she know that because she set it to public it would become viral. Somewhere between 3000 and 5000 people visited the small community. Which ended in riots, fights with the police, injuries and lots of damaged stores and property. http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1012/Nederland/article/detail/3320601/2012/09/22/Centrum-Haren-is-een-ravage.dhtml

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