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Submission + - Confirmed Details Emerge on 50+ Petaflop Chinese Supercomputer (hpcwire.com)

An anonymous reader writes: With help from a draft report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jack Dongarra, who also spearheads the process of verifying the top of the pack super, we are able to share the full processor, Xeon Phi coprocessor, custom interconnect, storage and memory, as well as power and cooling information. The supercomputer out of China will be..

Submission + - Germany says NEIN to N-word' .. (rt.com)

dgharmon writes: Thienemann Verlag, one of Germany's oldest publishers of children's books, has announced it will reprint Otfried Preußler's children's classic 'The Little Witch' with all instances of the 'n-word' removed from the text.
Science

Submission + - Controlled Quantum Levitation Used To Build Wipeou (youtube.com)

gentryx writes: "Researchers at the Japan Institute of Science and Technology have build a miniature wipE'out" track using high temperature superconductors and quantum levitation. Right now this is fundamental research, but in the future large scale transportation systems could be build with technology akin to this.

I have a different vision: let Nintendo sell this as an accessory for the Wii U. I'd buy several of these tracks, let the gliders race through the whole house and track them on our TV!"

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Submission + - Humble Bundle 4 Released (humblebundle.com)

gentryx writes: "The next incarnation of the Humble Bundle has been released. At the moment it features 7 indie games. As usual, all games are DRM free and cross-platform."
Science

Submission + - Trillion-frame-per-second Camera Captures Propagat (mit.edu)

gentryx writes: "MIT has published a story on how the fastest camera on earth can capture a trillion frames per second, making it possible to trace for instance how a laser pulse moves through a bootle (more footage here). Ramesh Raskar, one of its inventors, also calls it the world's slowest camera, since the actual capture of the image sequences takes hours. The reason for this is that the camera doesn't take 2d pictures, but just 1d streaks — at a very high framerate. To obtain a 2d movie, the camera has to film the same experiment over and over again, tilted at different angles. However, in its intended use-case the camera only has to take 1d frames anyway: it is meant to study light absorption of molecules."

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