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Submission + - Discovering previously unseen galaxies

glhermann writes: 1214142.htm

Science Daily — By combining the capabilities of several telescopes, teams of scientists, including University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomers, have spotted extremely bright galaxies hiding in the distant, young universe. They are the most luminous and prolific galaxies seen at that great distance, churning out stars at a rate 1,000 times greater than that of the Milky Way.
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Submission + - Terabyte hard drive put to the test

EconolineCrush writes: "As a technical milestone, Hitachi's Deskstar 7K1000 hard drive is undeniably impressive. The drive is the first to pack a trillion bytes into a standard 3.5" form factor, and while some may argue the merits of tebi versus tera, that's still an astounding accomplishment. Hitachi also outfitted the drive with 32MB of cache—double what you get with standard desktop drives—making this latest Deskstar a leader in both cache size and total capacity. That looks like a great formula for success on paper, but how does it pan out in the real world? The Tech Report has tested the 7K1000's performance, noise levels, and power consumption against a whopping 18 other drives to find out, with surprising results."

Submission + - RIAA Sues Ohio University students

VxSote writes: I'm sure that a lot of readers saw this coming: the RIAA has sued 50 students at Ohio University, and has offered to settle with them for $3000 each. From the article: "After being asked by the Recording Industry Association of America to pass the letters on to students whose Internet addresses were found to be involved with illegal sharing of copyrighted music, the university gave the students the bad news on Monday."

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